LIS 571 Information Organization (3)

Introduces students to the nature and structure of information. It lays the theoretical foundation for understanding and applying a range of concepts and techniques for creating and using traditional, modern, and future information systems, from paper libraries to linked data. It covers the conceptual structures in the organization of data, information, knowledge, language, and text. It introduces major knowledge organization systems and metadata systems and guides students in their practical application in cataloging library and other materials, both paper and digital, and in searching many different information sources. The course emphasizes the importance of user requirements in designing information systems. It has students analyze cultural, linguistic, and gender biases that hinder equity of access. Required. Credits: (3).

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