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Minor Degree in Information

According to the By-Law of Minor Degree Programs of Hacettepe University and amendments to it dated December 1, 2004, any registered undergraduate student can also register in the minor degree program of the Department of Information Management. Students aiming to get a minor degree in information management must complete a minimum of 18-credit worth coursework among those listed below.

All students registered in the minor program are required to take the following two compulsory courses:
     BBY 101 Introduction to Information Management I
     BBY 102 Introduction to Information Management II

Courses Offered in the Minor Degree Program of Information Management

  • Minor Degree in Information Management I (3 0 3)
    This course covers the basic concepts related to information management, milestones in the development of information centres and information management, social functions of information centres, relationship between information centres and society, and the characteristics of information management as a profession.
  • Minor Degree in Information Management II (3 0 3)
    This course covers the basic concepts related to information management, milestones in the development of information centers and information management, social functions of information centers, relationship between information centers and society, the specifications of information management as a profession.
  • BBY 106 Information Organization II (3 0 3)
    This course aims to introduce and provide some theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the primary classification systems and the importance of classification to access information. Subject indexing, classification theories and systems, provenans, and subject analysis are within the context of this course.
  • BBY 202 Systems Analysis (3 0 3)
    Reviews the ôsystemsö concept in detail along with its components and environment, general systems theory and systems development life cycle. Concentrates on the processes of systems analysis, data gathering, decision models, functional design tools (flow charts, GANTT and HIPO charts) used in project management, implementation and evaluation of systems.
  • BBY 209 Information Centers (2 1 2)
    Provides an understanding of the nature of various information units, such as different types of libraries, archives, documentation and information centers, and the issues that need to be addressed for their effective management. Personnel management and organizational theory are also introduced. This course leads into the elective courses on Public Libraries, Children's Libraries, Research Libraries, Archive Management, Information Services and Media.
  • BBY 217 Communication and the Society I (2 0 2)
    The course covers basic communication concepts, communication process, communication models, functions of information centers in communication process, and social effects of information use.
  • BBY 218 Communication and the Society II (2 0 2)
    The course includes studying the characteristics of library institution as part of agricultural, industrial and information societies within the civilization process. It also undertakes the role of library in social change, in addition to the library-technology interaction in terms of Turkish cultural history.
  • BBY 220 Principles of Information Retrieval (2 1 2)
    Aims to review the theories and methods of searching for and the retrieval of textual and multimedia information using both printed and electronic information sources. Reviews performance retrieval criteria and major information retrieval experiments based on those; compares the retrieval performance of intellectual vs automatic indexing and classification systems, and concentrates on Boolean and probabilistic approaches to indexing, query formulation and display of results. The importance of those factors for designing information retrieval systems are emphasized.
  • BBY 301 Web Design (2 2 3)
    Aims to teach the skills whereby students could use the Internet to present and manage networked information sources. Basic knowledge of web design including major HTML and ftp commands are reviewed. Using scanners, students convert textual and multimedia documents in different formats (tables, graphs, audio and video files) into HTML and design search and retrieval mechanisms for such resources. They work on group projects, design web pages and manage their oen web sites. Advanced mark-up languages such as XML are also reviewed.
  • BBY 302 Management of Information Technology (2 2 3)
    Introduces major information technologies and automation systems that are used in information centers. Emphasizes the managerial aspects (personnel management, training, security, auditing, maintenance, etc.) of use and management of information technologies. Students gain the basic knowledge of how to select and evaluate information technology hardware and software products and how to plan and implement information technology services in information centers.
  • BBY 304 Information Systems in Organizations (2 1 2)
    This course aims to teach information systems which support management, organisational procedures and decision taking. The course also involves providing information services to top and senior level managers and designing Management Information System.
  • BBY 403 Society and Professional Ethics (2 0 2)
    Professional norms and values for information professionals, freedom of expression, copyright, and censorship are the main issues in this course.
  • BBY 419 Information Literacy (2 0 2)
    The course aims to provide information infrastucture to develop an information literacy instruction program. The course introduces concepts such as information literacy and lifelong learning as well as the major phases of information literacy, information literacy standards, information literacy instruction programs and their applications in addition to the role and responsibility of information professionals in teaching information literacy.

Students wishing to do a minor degree in Information Management should consult with the Department for more information.
Hacettepe Universty Department of Information Management 06800 Beytepe Ankara
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