Long Island University
This course will provide students with an overview of government information services, sources, and issues, at all levels. Students will be introduced to publications, databases, Web sites, periodicals, multi-media services, and Internet portals available for obtaining information from a variety of government departments. United States and State of New York Government Agencies, Regional government offices, the Federal Depository Library Program, and the network of Presidential Libraries, will all be studied. International issues relating to government information, as well as trends in access, economics, and social concerns surrounding government information and governmental regulation of information access and use, will also be examined.
No required textbook.