It's not immediately clear to me if you're more interested in Content
Strategy and UX or programming/coding, as I don't see them as synonymous
If it's the former, I'd suggest seeking a more focused HCI program.
If it's the latter, then I'd focus probably more on Integrated Application
Development. I would think you'd want more software development experience
before diving into that, however.
I learn best by getting my hands dirty with a project. See if you like it
first, and see if you can't follow along with a 'how to program' guide
online - this helped me: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/. The HTML
version is free, you'll see immediate results, and it might give you a good
idea if you like this whole 'programming' thing.
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> If you going to become a professional programmer/developer, I suggest that
> you take one of the language courses (just not ASP). In the library world,
> XML is very useful. While we work mostly in PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala are
> the most interesting, but none of them are on the list.
> In my experience, if you have a good handle on the fundamentals of
> programming, picking up new languages is easy.
> These are tough choices, as there is only one class — ASP is dead — that I
> wouldn't take. What are the other two concentration options?
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Sean Hannan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Honestly, if you're interested in and looking to focus on Content
> > and UX, the only course there that comes close is Human-Computer
> > Interaction.
> > If those are really your interests, I'd look at a strictly HCI program
> > (they're out there) or something that leans more towards Knowledge
> > Management or plain old Design.
> > -Sean
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Phil
> > Suda [[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 11:31 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] ADVICE: Applied Computing Program at Tulane
> > Good morning,
> > I have been working in public libraries since 2006, as a
> > cataloger, collection development librarian, serials librarian, and
> > other roles (thinking of business card with Fixer as job title). I am
> > interested in Structured Data, Semantic Web, Metadata, and more
> > Content Strategy and User Experience/Interface Design. I am considering
> > entering the Applied Computing Program at Tulane University. I have
> > the courses below. What advice do the Code4Libs have with regard to
> > Programming Courses via a University (as well as the courses below)? I
> > really want to get into Content Strategy and User Experience Design. What
> > advice do you have for someone that is a librarian with a pretty
> > knowledge of metadata/structured data, is interested in
> > as a career, and just wants to improve his lot/career? Thank you for any
> > and all advice on the matter.
> > Thanks,
> > Phil
> > Major Core Courses Credits
> > CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology
> > CPST 2200 Programming Fundamentals
> > CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals
> > CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals
> > CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals
> > CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance
> > In addition to the major core courses above, Applied Computing majors
> > select 6 additional courses from one of the 3 following concentration
> > options:
> > Option 1: Integrated Application Development Concentration
> > Credits
> > Select one course:
> > CPST 3220 O-O Programming with Java
> > CPST 3230 Programming in C++
> > CPST 3400 Website Development with XML/XHTML
> > CPST 3430 Website Development with ASP
> > CPST 3310 Relational Database Design and Development
> > CPST 3250 Human-Computer Interaction
> > CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design
> > CPST 4250 Integrated Application Development
> > One CPST Elective (2000 level or above)
> Cary Gordon
> The Cherry Hill Company