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Courses - Fall 2023
Information Studies
Government Information
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INFM718E, INST607, or LBSC708E.
Formerly: INFM718E and LBSC708E.
An introduction to the nature and scope of government information (federal, state, and local). Tracing the ongoing efforts of government agencies to offer information, services, and resources online, this course also examines the nature and current impact of new technologies on participatory democracy. More specifically, the course explores information and communication technologies designed to make government more open and transparent; the design, implementation, and evaluation of new government and governance mechanisms, including through the use of social media and AI; the role of legal authorities and information institutions such as libraries in supporting access to government information; and the development and implementation of selected public facing online tools (e.g., data visualization, crowd-sourcing, etc.).