VIKBA06 Information Science 2

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
VIKBA01 Information Science 1
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Second part of propaedeutic subject will directly continue on subject VIKBA01 Information Science 1. Professional terminology, trends in information science, issues of mediation of information and demands of information career are major themes for the course. Students are introduced to basics, reason and current situation of information science.
At the end of this propaedeutic motivational course, students should be able:
- define concepts of communication, globalization, computerization
- handle basic methods of information science
- describe a mediation of information and knowledge
- define a role of information professional in society
- write scholarly essay
  • 1. Information Science
  • 2. Information Society: Digital Economy, Information Industry, Mass Collaboration
  • 3. Information Ethics
  • 4. Information Politics: Digital Divide, e-Inclusion, e-Participation
  • 5. Information Architecture
  • 6. Information Behavior and Information Needs
  • 7. Information Retrieval and Relevance Theory
  • 8. User-Centered and Service Design: Interaction, Accesibility, Credibility, Usability, Usefulness, Affordance
  • 9. Organization and Knowledge Management
  • 10. Scientific Communication
  • 11. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Information Science
  • 12. Information Professions and Career Options
  • RUBIN, E. Richard. Foundations of library and information science. New York : Neal-Schuman, 2004. 581 s. ISBN: 1-55570-518-9
  • World guide to library, archive and information science education. Edited by Axel Schniederjürgen. 3. new and completely rev. E. München: K.G. Saur, 2007. 560 s. ISBN 9783598220357. info
  • CEJPEK, Jiří. Informace, komunikace a myšlení : úvod do informační vědy. Druhé, přepracované vydá. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2005. 233 stran. ISBN 802461037X. info
  • VICKERY, B. C. and A. VICKERY. Information science in theory and practice. 3. rev. and enl. München: K.G. Saur, 2004. xiii, 400. ISBN 3598116586. info
  • GORE, Al. Země na misce vah : ekologie a lidský duch. Edited by Jan Jařab. Vyd. 2. Praha: Argo, 2000. 374 s. ISBN 8072033107. info
  • The quest for a unified theory of information : proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science. Edited by Klaus Haefner - Wolfgang Hofkirchner. Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach Publishers, 1999. xxxiii, 59. ISBN 905700531X. info
  • SHANNON, Claude Elwood and Warren WEAVER. The mathematical theory of communication. Edited by Richard E. Blahut - Bruce Hajek. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. ix, 125. ISBN 0252725484. info
  • NEIL, Samuel D. Dilemmas in the study of information : exploring the boundaries of information science. 1st pub. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992. xv, 184. ISBN 0313277346. info
  • Key papers in information science. Edited by Belver C. Griffith. White Plains, N.Y.: Knowledge Industry Publications, 1980. viii, 439. ISBN 0313257779. info
  • ŽATKULIAK, Ján G. Základy informatiky. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, 1978. info
  • WIENER, Norbert. Kybernetika a společnost. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1963. 216 s. info
Teaching methods
Educational methods:
- lectures
- reading
- class discussion - conceptual enquiry in TDKIV (Terminological Databáze of Librarianship and Information Science)
- entry creation in wiki system
- survey in carrier options
Assessment methods
Requests to undergo:
- written test
- presentation of result of exploration of information career
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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