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SIMS 202: Information Organization and Retrieval
Student Questionnaire


Please enter data in fields below. Click on "Submit" when you are finished. Print the confirmation page and turn it in, in class on Thursday September, 2.

(*) - required fields

Your Name* (max 100 chars):

Your email address* (max 100 chars):

The city you live in* (max 100 chars):

Your undergrad or previous major* (max 100 chars):

Your expected graduation date*:

How much experience do you have, if any, in the following areas?

Using productivity applications* (word processor, spreadsheet, etc.)

Little Moderate A lot

Systems administration of computers*

Little Moderate A lot

Using database and information retrieval applications* ( DBMS, Web Search Engines, DIALOG, etc.)

Little Moderate A lot


Little Moderate A lot

If you have programming experience, what languages (max 100 chars)*?

Media Production experience (photography, video, audio, etc.)*

Little Moderate A lot

Please elaborate on your experience.*

Please describe briefly what you expect to get out of this course.*

Please describe briefly any career goals you set for yourself after you graduate, and how this course might relate to those goals.*

State what you consider your academic discipline(s) to be, or any field in which you have expertise. Consider the definitions of information discussed in class. How does your discipline(s) view information and what shades of meaning does your discipline(s) viewpoint contribute? (Part 1 of Assignment 1.)*

Please describe any special skills or background you have that is relevant to this course.*

There is much discussion in the popular press about information overload, information anxiety, the information glut. Do you think there is really a problem? If so, what are your initial thoughts on potential solutions? If not, why do you think people perceive a problem? (Part 2 of Assignment 1.)*

Do you have any other comments?

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