ERIC Number: ED237099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Governments and Information. IST 607; A Graduate Course.
Dosa, Marta L.
This syllabus begins with a list of concepts, competencies, and skills for review. Two projects are described: the construction of a resource guide and the development of a set of guidelines for the acquisition, organization, and dissemination of government information. Several topics for discussion are suggested, followed by a bibliography which provides an outline of the course. The following categories are included: public policy and information, structure and information flow in the federal government, types of resources and information management, the depository library system, guides to databases, encyclopedias and review publications, information clearinghouses (examples), alternative approaches to accessing governmental information (examples), federal document selection sources, management of documents, access to documents, the legislative process, how to compile a legislative history, congressional reference sources, sources produced by the private sector, additional sources for legal research, the regulatory process and the role of the executive agencies, relation of the regulatory process to the judicial system, other agency information sources, types of agency publications, the presidency and the work of the commissions, presidential libraries, treaties and executive agreements, government-sponsored research and knowledge utilization, program development and citizen participation, census reports and indicators, and state and local governments. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Information Studies.