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COM 2012 - Research Sources and Systems: COM 2012 - Research Sources and Systems

Resources and information for the Evans Library Research Sources and Systems course.

Course Description

Based on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, this course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of services, sources, and systems available through the Evans Library. It emphasizes research strategies and tools useful in each student’s field of study, as well as the use of other important print and electronic information resources. The acquired skills and knowledge should enable students to find, evaluate, and use information resources effectively in lifelong learning. (1 credit)


Getting Started

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Into the Future

A 1996 film called Into the Future: On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age suggests that digital technology brings both "wonderful opportunities to provide new forms of access to an increasing amount of information" and "formidable challenges in managing that information, especially in ensuring the long-term availability of, and ready access to, data in digital formats." It includes commentary from "articulate shapers and thinkers of the Information Age," such as the following:

  • Peter Norton, founder of Norton Utilities
  • Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web
  • John Seely Brown, chief scientist at Xerox Corporation
  • Michael Dertouzos, director of M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science
  • Deanna Marcum, president of the Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Jeff Rothenberg, senior computer scientist for RAND Corporation

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