What is Wise?
Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique and groundbreaking opportunity in online Library and Information Science (LIS) Education. Leading schools in the information field have extended their reach outside the traditional classroom to broaden the educational opportunities available to their students.Learn More
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Students have the opportunity to access distance education courses through WISE member schools that are distinguished in quality and leadership in online education. WISE member schools offer a wide array of special topics courses, providing students with the ability to broaden their educational experience.Learn More
WISE member schools excel in providing high quality education in library and information science, and are committed to furthering distance education through collaboration. WISE schools have access to administrative, pedagogical, and technical support.Learn More
This class explores issues in information ethics from both a philosophical and practical point of view. The aim of the class is to provide students with the skills and resources needed to address a variety of issues that information professionals face in their institutions. Topics covered include moral philosophy, diverse ...
An introduction to general management principles and practices intended for information professionals working in all types of organizations. Topics include planning, budgeting, staffing, leadership, organizational change and evaluation, and decision making.
This subject will examine literature experiences and practices in digital environments and the principles of interactivity, connectivity and access, that now characterise the reading experience in the digital age. Learning and information behaviours; dynamic non-linear hyperlinked environments; and forms and formats on various devices, will be examined to understand the ...
INFO 534 Archival Systems is designed to be an introduction to the collection, management, care and use of archives.
This course surveys the history, staffing, organization, development, and future of public libraries, addressing the principles and techniques associated with planning and delivering public library services to individuals and communities. Students will examine the governance and service structure of metropolitan and town libraries and consider the political, fiscal, and societal ...
Introduction to key elements of organization and management, including personnel, services, public relations, budgeting, and building construction/renovation.
Intellectual Property (IP)—"products of the mind", comprised of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets—is a highly lucrative revenue generator for those who own and control IP rights. It is also often a source of conflict for those who want to use and create IP. In the digital age, professionals spanning ...