What is this class about (short)?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lecture 1--Background & Foundations
Our changing field
from document custodialship to Documentation
Changing institutions and roles of professionals within those
Changing nature of the works we're concerned with
What is information? (data? knowledge? wisdom? meaning?)
Our Department's response to the changing field
presentation/visualization (content w/o vessels?)
What is a document, and how would one fine and/or describe it?
The social construction of knowledge
situational signifying characteristics
how relevant is the physical form?
Future of the Book
Is the "information society" very different than earlier societies?
Is information a commodity?
Does the value of information derive from some inherent attribute as a
resource, or from its transformation into a commodity?
The Discussion Sections:
PhD students as teachers
TAs as Readers
the pedagogy of small-group discussions
The wake of the Union contract
The Saga as viewed from different social constructs
the Union view
the Department Chair's view
one PhD student's view
another PhD student's view
one instructor's view
Discussion section logistics
Discussion section meeting times
How would you balance the trade-offs in class logistics?