MLIS and Dual MAS/MLIS: LIBR 500, LIBR 501; corequisites LIBR 502, LIBR 503
MAS: completion of MAS core and permission of the SLAIS Graduate Adviser
OBJECTIVES: By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- State in their own terms the relationship between values (ethics) and policy in forming stable social structures
- Describe the purpose of information policy
- Analyze the relationship between policy, information, and information tools in different contexts
- Provide examples of how political, social, economic, and technological changes have influenced information legislation and regulation.
- Demonstrate familiarity with current Canadian information policy issues
- Describe and compare recent information policy initiatives in other countries
- Articulate how differences in the societal values may translate into conflicting information policies. These policy tensions may lead to contention in and amongst nations, organizations, and/or individuals.
- Locate policy and policy review documents, interpret them and make informed decisions regarding likely implications the policy holds for different stakeholders in a particular context.
- Create recommendations for an information policy in response to an information issue such as freedom of information, information access and distribution, copyright, or privacy
- Ethics and Western Political Philosophy
- Universal Values; Values & Technology
- Ethical conceptions of privacy
- Privacy Freedom of Expression & Freedom of Information: National Expectations and International Realities
- Censorship & Selection: National Expectations and International Realities
- Intellectual Property: Permeable Borders & Copyright Challenges
- Traditional Knowledge in the Modern World; Revisiting Universal Values
- Information Policy in Information Organizations
- Information Professionals Action & Advocacy
- Public Consultations, Resolutions, Position Statements
- Information Policy, Business and Politics