"The Role of the Book in Information Society" course offered this summer
Students considering a summer course may want to strongly consider "The Role of the Book in Information Society," a special course presented by international scholar, Miha Kovač. Kovač will be visiting the School of Information and Library Science to offer this course during the second summer session.
"This is a great opportunity and it promises to be a very interesting and thought-provoking course," said Dr. Claudia Gollop, associate dean and associate professor.
INLS 490-149: The Role of the Book in Information Society
The course will analyze the role of the book in contemporary societies. Their focus will be on cultural, political, demographic and economic factors that determine usage of books and on differences among ways on which people access books in various developed societies throughout Europe, USA and Asia. The course will also look on changes that took place in book industry due to development of information technologies and on relation between the book and other media in digital age. The course will conclude with an overview on the role of book in knowledge societies. Miha Kovač, instructor
NOTE: This is a short course, it will run June 22 - July 11, M-T-W-T-F, 1:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
About Dr. Kovac:
Miha Kovač is currently associate professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
He is author of a book on Slovene book publishing and numerous articles on book studies that were published in different international journals. Kovač worked has a consultant to textbook publishers in Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro. In 2004 and 2003, together with Mojca K.Sebart, he published a series of articles on textbook publishing in former communist countries in Slovene and in international journals. In April 2004, he participated as a textbook specialist in the World Bank Mission in Georgia (former Soviet Union). Among his topics of interests: local and global politics and media policy in transition countries. In 2006, he started to edit Slovene edition of National Geographic Magazine.