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Fall 2016

Information Studies (INF STD)
INF STD 289 - Seminar: Special Issues in Information Studies: On Record, All Time: Archival Practice in Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance Technologies

Seminar: Sem 2

Class ID: 628535202

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Time in Pacific Time


Open: 15 of 30 Left

0 of 2 Taken


Education and Information Studies Building Room 121

2.0-4.0 Variable

Becker, S.R.
Blanchette, J.

Final Exam Information





None listed


Consult instructor for method of evaluation


Enrollment Information

Grade Type

Individual Studies


Letter Grade

Library, Info Stud, and Mias Majors




Course Description

Seminar, two to four hours. Identification, analysis, and discussion of critical intellectual, social, and technological issues facing the profession. Topics may include (but not limited to) expert systems, literacy, electronic networks, youth at risk, information literacy, historical bibliography, preservation of electronic media, etc. May be repeated with topic change. Letter grading.

Class Description

Study actively addresses these issues by engaging together LIS community and range of stakeholders--law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups, vendors, media, etc.--that are already involved in design, deployment, and control of new recording technologies. Exploration of role of surveillance technologies by focusing on body-worn cameras as timely, well-documented, and complex example of such technologies. Students engage with this phenomena through review of legal and social construction of privacy, open access requirements for government records, and history of audiovisual recordings as evidence; as well as engagement with actual cameras, redaction software, and other recording systems.

General Education (GE)

This class does not satisfy any GE requirements.


This class does not satisfy any College/School diversity requirement.

Class Notes



Information Studies

Library Reserve

Materials Use Fee