History of Recorded Information: Spring 2009

Instructor:

Philip B. Eppard

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2009

Description:

An introduction to the history of how human beings have created, maintained, and preserved information for personal, official, and cultural purposes. Topics will include the development of writing, recordkeeping, and libraries; the emergence of printing and the history of the book; the evolution of recordkeeping by organizations, government, and individuals; and the impact of different technologies on the development of print and digital culture.

Required Textbook:

Finkelstein, D. McCleery, A. 2006. The Book History Reader, 2nd ed.
Levy, D. M. 2001. Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/content_images/IST402502Syl_2009.doc

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