Teaching Information Policy, or The Thing that Affects Virtually Every Aspect of Information About Which People Often Forget (SIG/ED)

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As the Internet has become a ubiquitous part of daily life, the amount of information policy has proliferated from governments at all levels.

Information access, storage, use, management, and other aspects are governed by an ever more complex set of laws, regulations, and other types of policy instruments. All information professionals need to be aware of information policy issues - including security, privacy, intellectual property, and access - and these issues can be explored through courses devoted to the subject or by incorporating them into education about other subjects. This webinar will discuss ways in which to teach: The nature and sources of information policy; The variety and scope of information policies; Connections between policy and professional activities; Roles of policy in different information institutions; Measurement and evaluation of the impacts of policy; and Advocacy for better policy.

The instructors of this webinar have taught and co-taught a wide range of courses and classes on information policy topics in both academic and professional venues.

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Presented for the ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Education for Information Science on August 27, 2014