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This course will give students the basic knowledge of contemporary approaches to public policy evaluation. It reflects the economic-basis of many of the policy debates, and provides critical tools to evaluate the ethical implications of specific policy positions. Learning objectives: Become familiar with libertarianism, progressive liberalism,(More)
Informatics, the applied use of information science, is undergoing definition and development in the health professions with the encouragement of the National Library of Medicine and other professional organizations. Medical informatics and disciplinary subsets such as nursing and dental informatics look to optimize a growing range of applications ranging(More)
This Perspectives is the outgrowth of work begun at Maryland under the Informatics Task Force and its national and international advisory groups. In a theoretical discussion of what information science can contribute to the health professions, the authors address questions of definition and describe application and knowledge models for the emerging(More)
This paper reports on the human factors considered in the design and implementation of a digital museum for historic costume. Starting with a thorough elicitation and analysis of the qualitative as well as the functional needs of its users, an evolutionary prototype has been developed for a model of digital archiving that delivers a gratifying web(More)