INF STD 291C
Special Topics in Theory of Information Studies
Description: Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 291A. Topics include information and evidence--record-keeping and memory-making, personal and community identity, accountability and trust. Information and design--design and implementation of information systems and services, information aesthetics. Information retrieval and knowledge organization. Information seeking, access, and use--contexts, techniques, needs, barriers. Information and power--groups, ideologies, identities, structures. Information and value--information ethics, evaluation of information services. Information policy and law--processes, institutions, players, stakes. Information institutions and professions--domains, ecologies, cultures, communities. Economics, geography, history, philosophy, politics, sociology of information. Letter grading.