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IS 594 IPO - Adv Topics in Mgmt and Policy - Information Policy

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the fields of Management and Policy, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula. Course Information: 2 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same or separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours, if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

This seminar introduces information policy for information professionals through the analysis of concepts and issues in four main areas: ensuring access to information; ensuring diversity of information; preventing harmful information; and controlling access to information. Topics can include privacy, scholarly communication, trigger warnings, social media, Library 2.0, the right to be forgotten, and more. The course covers information policy in U.S. and global contexts; the policy process and stakeholders; how individual policies influence information creation and access; and how librarians and other information professionals participate in policy development. Deliverables: Class Participation (10%); Hot Topic Presentation (20%); Weekly Reflection Posts (30%); Policy Analysis Paper (40%). Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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