School of Information
Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Cultural Heritages, Information, and Society
There are large political and economic
vested interests in how individuals and groups perceive themselves and
how they perceive, and are perceived by, others. At stake are
issues of identity, self-esteem, political loyalty, and
the politics of patriotism and of ethnic identity. Whose history
is to be preserved and presented? Whose account is to be
presented? How neutral can libraries, museums, textbooks,
and the interpretations of historic sites be?
The nature and political sensitivity of cultural
heritages and ethnic identity force attention to basic issues
concerning the nature and impact
of information and its presentation beyond those usually
studied in relation to information managment and information systems.
Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI). Consortium for digitized cultural
Histories, heritages and the past:
The case of Emanuel Goldberg. Paper at the
Conference on the History and Heritage of
Scientific and Technical Information Systems, Philadelphia, November 15-17, 2002.
- Separate Lives: Broken Dreams Chinese Exclusion Act documentary
- Language maps: An Introduction" (Shanghai 2005)
- Draft Supplement [html],
Boccaccio in English bibliography.
Austronesian Cultures in Taiwan:
Studies Supported by the Berkeley Shung Ye Fund.
Access to American cultural
undergraduate course examines how
information concerning cultural heritage is created, disseminated,
managed, and used, especially
in the U.S.A.
Cultural Heritage Resources for K-12: A Sample Lesson Plan,
prepared by Linda Cathryn Everstz, October 7, 1998.
Access to American Cultural Heritages:
A Study Guide to Issues of Representation, Delivery and
Created by Janice Woo in collaboration with
SIMS 142 Access to American Cultural Heritages.
Funded by a Berkeley campus
Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Instructional Minigrant.
A Window on 19th-Century
California, a project by Professor
Mary Kay Duggan. Funded, 1996-97, by a grant to the
School of Information Management and Systems
from the California State Library under the Federal Library Services and
Construction Act, California State Library.
Infosys 290:2. Special topics: Information in societies - Fall 1996.
A course exploring the creation, dissemination, management, and use of information in society for economic, political, and
- Language maps: Introduction. ECAI Shanghai, 2005. [ppt].