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LIS 502: Policy Tracking Paper


To provide experience in researching legislation and important issues impacting the information professions, you are to select one of the topics below and prepare a written report that you would present to your institution's administration, fellow professionals, or the public to explain the relevance to the information profession. The paper should be presented in three sections:

Section 1: A summary of the policy issue in question, indicating relevance to the information profession;

Section 2: A review of recent developments, up to the week before your assignment is due;

Section 3: Recommend a strategy for staying current on the issue you have reviewed. A bibliography of sources used should also be provided. This should not be the same as Section 3 of the paper.

Suggested Topics: 1) Freedom of Information Act; 2) U.S. Copyright Law, 3) Network Neutrality Legislation, or 4) Privacy Legislation (USA Freedom Act). In all instances, relevant Administrative & Case Law should be explored) (Alternative topics must be approved by instructor, such as the Big Broadband Project in Champaign-Urbana (UC2B) as related to state, local, and federal policy).



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