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INST 311 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Database, Relational Database, Metadata


Department
Information Studies
Course Code
INST 311
Professor
Fenlon
Study Guide
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INST311 Lecture 1: Introduction
Why take a whole course on organization (AKA what you will learn in INST311)
–Think about the information systems you use
Your calendar, your music service, your bank account, Testudo, Google,
Fandango, etc.
They only work if info is organized properly on the back end
Learning objectives
Describe and evaluate information organization systems
Select/compare suitable information organization systems, tools, and
practices for specific contexts
Identify, critically analyze, and discuss: Formal information representations,
structures, and their properties
Applications of classification principles and other standards for
knowledge representation in information systems
Social and ethical aspects of classification and policies governing
information organization
Demonstrate ability to translate key concepts and practices across contexts
Develop basic familiarity with key standards and tools for information
organization
Units
–Collections, resources, relevance assessment
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–Metadata
–Values and ethics
–Classifications and controlled vocabularies
–Info architecture
–Info retrieval
–(Data cleaning)
Major Deliverables
HW (5), Quizzes (5), Exams (2), Group project (1),
Individual project (1)
Being an Info Org Hero
Understanding how information systems work
–What they are & aren’t capable of
–How they represent, present, manipulate, ... with
information
Understanding information
–Information resources
–Information structures
–Categories and classification
–Metadata
–We’ll talk about this a lot!
Understanding how people
seek & use information and information systems
–We’ll talk about this a little bit here. More to come in INST 201, 352, 362
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