Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

CIS 431 - Information Organization & Management


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the theory, principles, standards, and methods of information organization. Through lectures, discussions and hands-on practice students learn to provide intellectual and physical access to information objects. Topics covered include information architecture, user information needs and behaviors, tools for information access, principles of information representation, metadata schemas, controlled vocabulary, classification, taxonomy, encoding standards, bibliographic networks, rights management and associated legal infrastructures for privacy protection, applications of technologies in information organization, and design of information systems to facilitate access and retrieval. Note: Course is equated to CIS-355 and cannot be taken for additional credit. Prerequisite(s): CIS 322  with a minimum grade of C