This course (INF314H1 — Information, Memory and Culture) offers an opportunity to explore the theories and practices employed by cultural heritage institutions, including libraries, archives, and museums, to acquire, manage and preserve information objects. Students will learn about traditional and contemporary approaches to the making and unmaking of collective memory, and will develop an appreciation for the challenges concerning remembering and forgetting in the digital age.
24 hours of lecture and 12 hours of Tutorials/Cultural Institution Engagements.
Pre-requisite courses: INF301H1 – Introduction to Information and
Power, and INF302H1 – Integrative Approaches to Technology and Society