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INFO 510: Information Sources and Services

Description: Presents applied information retrieval as the foundation for information services.  Provides an overview of present-day online resources and their print counterparts.  Focuses on the design and structure of tools used for answering questions and satisfying subject interests for patrons.  Emphasizes techniques for building effective strategies for searching large-scale retrieval systems, including the Internet.  Gives opportunities to compare search engines and to evaluate retrievals.


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INFO 511: Information Resources and Services II

Description: Relates the applied information retrieval of INFO 510 to the larger conceptual structures of library and information science: literature-producing communities, the process of publication, publishing on the Internet, subject domains and form classes, systems for physical and intellectual access to literatures, problems of bibliographic control, and social and psychological factors affecting use of information services.  Develops practical skills in creating resources such as abstracts, subject indexing, reviews of literatures, bibliographies, and webpages.

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INFO 520: Professional, Social, Ethical , and Legal Aspects of Information Services

Description: Surveys the professional, social, ethical and legal issues that affect information service professionals and organizations.  Addresses such topics as information law, access, ownership, and censorship.  Studies professional organizations and the sociology of professions.

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INFO 780 Online: Information Ethics:  Identity, Knowledge, and Community

Description: Using the broad organizing trajectories of Identity, Knowledge, and Community, the course will build an understanding of contemporary issues and professional practice upon a foundation of both traditional and alternative ethical traditions.  Specifically, decision-making strategies and public policy issues will be considered around the major themes of Information Ethics: 
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