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Martha K. Smith
LIS 539
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Organization of Information and Resources

Introduction to innovative and specialized topics in the organization of information and resources. Prerequisite: LIS 500, LIS 530.

Class description

LIS539A Visual Information and Image Collections (3 credits)

Introduction to theories of visual information and practicalities of organizing and describing images in visual resources collections, with focus on digital collections. Explores contexts of image use and users; physical and subject attributes of images; cataloging, classification, and indexing standards and vocabularies; and visual literacy as part of information literacy. Prerequisite: LIS 530, or permission of instructor.

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Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: LIS 530, or permission of instructor.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Martha K. Smith
Date: 05/06/2003