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LIS-S 202 Data Organization and Representation

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Fall
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  • This course introduces approaches for organizing and representing data and information resources. Students learn the principles of data organization, documentation, description, and classification devised to provide access to these resources and methods to evaluate and improve them for future retrieval and reuse.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Recognize distinctions between data, information, and knowledge.
    2. Understand the basic principles and functions of representational structures such as taxonomy, ontology, thesauri, metadata, and folksonomy.
    3. Compare and discriminate between various organization systems.
    4. Understand the basic principles of data organization including file name conventions, version control, and data documentation.
    5. Apply the principles of consistency and uniformity to recognize the need for authorized terms for describing various types of data.
    6. Understand the need for data standards and metadata standards.
    7. Understand and effectively apply principles of representation and systems of organization to provide access to resources in a variety of information environments.