LIS 10

LIS 10 Information and Society

LIS 10 is the GE offering of the UP School of Library and Information Studies.

Course Description

Appreciation of the role of information in human endeavors in the context of its creation, management, dissemination, and use in an increasingly information-driven society.

Course Credit

3 units

Course Type

General Education (GE) course

  • Math, Science, and Technology (MST) Domain in the RGEP (2002) and the Hybrid RGEP (2012) Frameworks
  • Program-Prescribed or Elective GE in the 2017 Revised GE Framework



Course Outline

  • Course Orientation
  • I. Information Demystified: Fundamental Concepts of Information
    • A. The Knowledge Spectrum
    • B. Contexts and Characteristics of Information
    • C. General Definition of Information (Floridi)
    • D. Information as Thing (Buckland)
    • E. Information as Phenomenon
  • II. Information Process Frameworks
    • A. Knowledge Infrastructure as a Process (Rubin)
    • B. Information Transfer Cycle (Greer, et al.)
  • III. MAKE iT!: Information Creation and Resources
    • A. The Process of Information Creation
    • B. Democratization of Information: From One to Many
    • C. Information as Property: Issues on Ownership of Information
  • IV. KEEP iT!: Information Storage and Preservation
    • A. Motivations on Keeping and Preserving Information
    • B. We Are What We Keep: Institutions of Memory
    • C. The Ephemerality of Information and the Politics of Revisionism
    • D. Privacy and Confidentiality in Safekeeping Information
  • V. SHARE iT!: Information Dissemination
    • A. Key Players in Information Dissemination: Industries and Institutions
    • B. Making Information Look Good: Information Design and Visualization
    • C. Gossip, Virality, and Trial by Publicity: Information Sharing in Physical and Virtual Environments
  • VI. GET iT!: Information Retrieval and Access
    • A. Talk Dewey to Me: Organization and Retrieval of Information
    • B. Intellectual Freedom, Net Neutrality, and the Digital Divide
    • C. Intellectual Property Activism, Free-Culture, and Open Source Movements
    • D. Holding Governments Accountable: The Fight for Freedom of Information
  • VII. USE iT!: Information Use and Analysis
    • A. Information Use and the Information Society
    • B. Information Literacy and Its Role in Society
    • C. Information Disorders and the User’s Response

(As of Second Semester, 2019-2020. Topics subject to change on a per-term basis.)

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