Information Retrieval

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What is Information Retrieval?

Information retrieval is the activity of obtaining information resources relevant to an information need from a collection of information resources. Searches can be based on metadata or on full text indexing. LIS 750 Information Storage and Retrieval is a course designed to consider the basic principles of information: its generation, communication, storage and subsequent dissemination. Emphasis will be upon various theories of information generation and control and on the environment surrounding information utilization, including such topics as user characteristics, file design, utilization of efficient and appropriate search strategies, and measurement of the effectiveness of information systems. Current research will be presented for analysis. Upon finishing this course, students could develop an understanding of the theory and principles of information retrieval and gain a deeper understanding of how search engines work. They could also explore the variety of Web search services and analyze the publicly available Web data for academic or business intelligence. The students will also gain an appreciation for the Web’s many complex social and legal issues.

Dominican University GSLIS LIS 750

This course is part of the program leading to the Master of Library and Information Science degree at Dominican University, which has been accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1962. Here at Dominican, we have talented, enthusiastic faculty who teach and advise our students. As a GSLIS graduate student, you’ll have access to a wide variety of courses, small classes and personal attention. You’ll meet a diverse group of students who will later be your colleagues in our vast network of GSLIS alumni. Please do contact us if you have a question or comment we’d love to hear from you!

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2 thoughts on “Information Retrieval

  1. Thanks for this information on LIS 750 at Dominican University. Information retrieval and storage is very important to know how to manage well. I love the idea of a class that teaches you how to use the tools out there. It helps to make information more easily accessible and therefore we can be more effective and efficient.

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