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Module Description (excerpted from the bulletin):
This module is targeted to graduate students of computer science and
information systems wishing to understand the issues in building,
using and maintaining large volumes of knowledge in digital
libraries. Fundamentals of modern information retrieval is
assumed. The course will focus on how such information retrieval
technology operationalises traditional information finding skills of
the librarian/cataloger/archivist, organised around 5S framework for
digital library education. Areas within digital libraries that will be
covered include collection development, knowledge organisation, DL
architecture, user behavior, services, preservation, management and
evaluation and DL education and research. Students will round out
their knowledge with case studies of how different disciplines
(e.g. music, arts, medicine and law) impose different search,
usability and maintenance requirements on the digital library.
This semester, your instructor will try to arrange guest lectures
from publishers Elsevier and World Scientific on topics related to our
- Modular credits: 4.
- Prerequisites: CS2010 Data Structures and Algorithms II or
its equivalent. Exceptions to these pre-requisites can be made on a
case-by-case basis only. See instructor for details.
- Instructor: Min-Yen KAN,
Office: AS6 05-12 (x1885). Office hours Mondays, 12-2pm (right
after class), or by appointment. Emails to me as a default are
assumed to be public, and my replies and your anonymized email
will likely be posted to IVLE. Please let me know if you do
not want the contents of your email posted; I will be happy
to honor your requests.
- Workload: (2-0-0-6-2) 2 lecture hours, 6 hours for
assignments, and 2 hours preparation per week.
- Witten and Bainbridge (2009) How to Build a Digital
Library. 2nd Edition, Morgan Kaufmann. Available as an e-book in NUS Libraries. You
may download a copy from the library or from the IVLE
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- Hey, Tansley and Tolle (2009) The Fourth Paradigm.
Microsoft. This text is open access. You may download a
copy from Microsoft, here.
[ From Microsoft ]
- Lesk (2004) Understanding Digital Libraries. 2nd
Edition, Morgan Kaufmann. Available as
an e-book in NUS Libraries. You may download a copy from
the library or from the IVLE workbin.
[ Amazon ]
[ NUS Libraries ]
- Final Exam: 29 Nov 2011, Morning
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