INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: iSpy: LIS, Espionage, and World of Intelligence Gathering
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
The profession of intelligence gathering and the field of library and information science have a long and fascinating shared history. Techniques and skills such as indexing, data retrieval, and assessing the quality of information resources are but a few of the areas in which the working lives of information professionals and spies overlap. This course will explore this shared history for better understanding of both the fields of espionage and of LIS today.
iSpy: LIS, Espionage, and World of Intelligence Gathering