Issues and trends concerning information industry: products and services. Standards, enabling technologies, choice of distribution media, entrepreneurial opportunities. Legal, ethical, and quality concerns. 3 Graduate Hours.
Media for information storage, logical, and physical information structures, query logic and languages, search strategies and heuristics, user interfaces, evaluation of retrival system performance. Search techniques for various types of databases including multi-media, full-text, numeric, bibliographic. Core Course, 3 Graduate Hours