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LIS-S 303 Information Organization

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • Introduction to general and disciplinary approaches to the organization and representation (summarizing) of information, including information science, cognitive psychology, semiotics, and artificial intelligence perspectives. Information systems currently used in digital and physical libraries, databases, and repositories will be studied as examples. Students will identify criteria for improving future retrieval methods.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the basic principles and functions of representational structures such as classification schemes, precoordinate, and postcoordinate indexing systems, thesauri, metadata, taxonomies, and ontologies.
    • Compare and evaluate representational models drawn from the fields of communication, semiotics, philosophy, cognitive psychology, computer science, and library and information science.
    • Apply basic principles of representation and organization.