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.

Previously IS501.

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. 

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS505AO1 - Info Org and Access
      Wed, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Inkyung Choi
      CRN
      69081
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS505AO - Info Org and Access
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructors
      Sharon Comstock, Jodi Schneider
      CRN
      68972
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS505DO - Info Org and Access
      Tue/Thu, 9:30 am - 10:50 am
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Karen Wickett
      CRN
      73149
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS505BO - Info Org and Access
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructors
      Inkyung Choi, J Downie
      CRN
      73150
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS505CO - Info Org and Access
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      David Dubin
      CRN
      73942
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Spring 2020

    • IS501A - Info Org and Access
      Tue/Thu, 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
      Room 46
      On-Campus
      Required core course for MS/LIS students. For approval to take this course, go to https://go.ischool.illinois.edu/IS_501_Approval
      Instructor
      Karen Wickett
      CRN
      67597
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS501AO - Info Org and Access
      Tue, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
      Online
      Required core course for MS/LIS students. For approval to take this course, go to https://go.ischool.illinois.edu/IS_501_Approval
      Instructor
      Vetle Torvik
      CRN
      67599
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).