IS 505 Information Organization and Access

Emphasizes information organization and access in settings and systems of different kinds. Traces the information transfer process from the generation of knowledge through its storage and use in both print and non-print formats. Consideration will be given to the creation of information systems: the principles and practice of selection and preservation, methods of organizing information for retrieval and display, the operation of organizations that provide information services, and the information service needs of various user communities.

Learning objectives

  • To provide a foundation for further study in library and information science, including an appreciation for forms of systematic research in LIS.
  • To introduce central concepts, theories, principles, research issues, and people associated with the practice and study of information organization and access.
  • To advance a common set of ideas that help to define the profession's orientation toward problems of information organization and access. 

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).