In search of a balance among human, technology, and information dimensions in creating a new curriculum.
Our discipline (Information Science) is in a particularly strong position to engage in a serious effort to teach about the intersecting areas of human, information, and technology from the perspectives of human values, ethics, and laws. This panel will delve into the theme of developing a broad framework (possibly a conceptualization) for critical topics related to Information Science, to be included and emphasized in the curriculum.
The panel will discuss the need for careful attention to topics that bring in human values, ethics, and laws associated with information capture, storage, use and dissemination. These associations can be discussed along many different dimensions such as:
- their relationships with the international and national legislation on copyright and privacy;
- the requirements for open access to information; data and research findings;
- the issues of truthfulness and reliability of media and information sources, raised lately after many suspicious cases;
- the role of new literacies and the consolidation of the information profession by developing strong ethical values based on the rights of humans.
New ideas regarding the human dimensions could be incorporated in the broader scholarly and practical engagements associated with information services.
Javed Mostafa (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology – ASIS&T)
- Gary Marchionini (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
- Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan (University of Aix-Marseille, France)
- David Bawden (City, University London, UK)
- Sanda Erdelez (Simmons College, USA)
- Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić (EINFOSE coordinator, University of Osijek, Croatia)