ERIC Number: ED183152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Information Environment. Education and Curriculum Series No. 3. Syllabus for IST 501.
Taylor, Robert S.
This syllabus outlines a graduate-level introductory overview of the agencies, industries, and services whose primary concerns are the creation, processing, storage, distribution, and use of information; also considered are questions relating to technological impact, the role of the information professional, and cost-benefits. The course is divided into five parts: (1) general contexts, including preliminary definitions, prehistory, and historical convergences; (2) the information environment today, including technological antecedents, characteristics, and problems; (3) information needs, uses, and users; (4) the functions, processes, and products of formal information agencies and systems; and (5) critical problems dealing with economic considerations, legal constraints, professionalism, and estimating the future. A selected bibliography arranged by the syllabus topics is provided. (FM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Environment, Graduate Study, Information Needs, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Library Education, Problems
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Information Studies.