The department is pleased to announce a new course, LSC653 Data on the Web, to be offered every fall semester in support of the Data Science Course of Study.
The course description:
Information professionals encounter a variety of data on the web from finding aids to APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), metadata, catalogs, and social media archives. Some questions would arise with this trend, for example:
- How can metadata records be processed on the Web?
- What kinds of data can be structured with XML?
- What would be various applications of XML technologies?
- How can APIs be used to access data and use results locally and on web applications?
The course will include discussion of practical use of web-based data in information settings, demonstrations and examination of case studies, and hands-on activities. No prior programming skills are necessary for this course. However, prerequisite of LSC555 or prior experience with HTML is required.
Students who are interested in becoming data librarians, web librarians, metadata librarians, digital librarians, digital archivists, and other similar professions are encouraged to take the course. If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact Dr. Sue Yeon Syn (firstname.lastname@example.org).