VIKBA10 Library Systems and Standards

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2010
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Zdeněk Kadlec, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Metyšová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Zdeněk Kadlec, Dr.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Marie Hradilová
Fri 11:40–13:15 zruseno C21
Prerequisites (in Czech)
VIK_PoZ Qualifying Examination
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
At the end of the course students will:
be familiar with library systems and standards problems and with advancements in technologies influencing librarianship;
have an enhanced knowledge of library as a system and catalogue as a basis of a library information system;
understand standardization problems mainly in terms of bibliographic description and library information systems;
have a basic theoretical and practical knowledge of descriptive cataloguing based on international standards which has been accepted and implemented in the Czech Republic;
be able to create catalogue records at basic level.
  • Advancement in technologies influencing librarianship, media, document types.
  • System, information system, library systems, basic concepts and terms.
  • Library information system, its functions, data, requirements, division into modules, generations, examples, comparison.
  • Catalogue as a basis of LIS, its functions, kinds, generations, interfaces, OPAC, trends in development, Library 2.0
  • Standardization, data consistency and backward compatibility problems, standards development, library standards.
  • Metadata, information resources description, RDF terminology, problems in description.
  • Bibliographic description, bibliographic record as a document model, record creation rules, record content and form rules, AACR2, ISBD, MARC21, UNIMARC, MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core standards.
  • Access to bibliographic records, access points, headings, authority file, bibliographic information retrieval.
  • Functional requirements for bibliographic records, bibliographic rules revisions, trends and alternatives in document description, RDA.
  • DELSEY, Tom. The logical structure of the Anglo-American Cataloguing rules [online]. Part 1-2. Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR, 1998, 1999 [cit. 2002-03-13]. Dostupné na
  • FURRIE, Betty. Understanding MARC bibliographic : machine-readable cataloging. [online]. [7th ed.]. Washington : Library of Congress, c2003. Dostupné na
  • Hildreth, C.R., Extending the online catalog: The point of diminishing returns. Emerging communities : integrating networked information into library services, 1994: p. 84-100. Dostupné na
  • MARC 21. 1. české vyd. Praha: Národní knihovna České republiky, 2005. 1 sv. (na. ISBN 8070504579. info
  • UNIMARC manuál : bibliografický formát. 1. české vyd. Praha : Národní knihovna České republiky, 1996. Aktualizace: Dodatek 1. 1998 ; Dodatek 2. 1999. ISBN 80-7050-252-5
  • BALÍKOVÁ, Marie, Hana KUBALOVÁ and Jaroslava SVOBODOVÁ. Katalogizace ve formátu MARC 21 : stručná instrukce a příklady pro knihy a některé typy pokračujících zdrojů. 2., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Národní knihovna ČR, 2008. 163 s. ISBN 9788070505397. info
  • UNIMARC/Autority : univerzální formát pro autority. 1. české vyd. Praha : Národní knihovna České republiky, 1995. ISBN 80-7050-206-1
  • Anglo-americká katalogizační pravidla, druhé vydání, revize 1988. 1. české vyd. Praha : Národní knihovna, 1994. ISBN 80-7050-187-1
  • IFLA. Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records : Final Report. IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. München : Saur, 1998. viii, 136 s. UBCIM publications, New Series, vol. 19.
  • VODIČKOVÁ, Hana. 36 let od konání pařížské konference o katalogizačních principech. Národní knihovna, 8, 1997, č. 2, s. 68-71.
  • STOKLASOVÁ, Bohdana. Vývoj katalogizačních pravidel v České republice ve 20. století aneb marné vzdorování zahraničním vlivům. Národní knihovna, 10, 1999, č. 2, s. 55-62.
  • ŽABIČKOVÁ, Petra. Technické aspekty výměny bibliografických záznamů. Brno : Sdružení knihoven České republiky, 2000. ISBN 80-86249-10-7
  • KATUŠČÁK, Dušan. Bibliografická komunikácia : výmena bibliografických údajov. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Slovenská technická knižnica - Centrum VTI SR, 1994. ISBN 80-85165-47-3
  • HÁJKOVÁ, Zuzana - VOCHOZKOVÁ, Hana. Pravidla AACR2. Čtenář, 2000, roč. 52, č. 2-11.
Teaching methods
One 2 hour class per week and a continual work during semester, where students can choose from several kinds of activities, e.g. on-line cataloguing exercises, creating records in a library extended catalogue, writing an essey or paper in wiki pages or a journal. These activities are assigned points according to its demandingness and students are required to achieve defined number of points at the end of semester.
Assessment methods
Minimum of 400 points required at the end of classes for activities during semester, then final written examination in form of a knowledge test (60 minutes).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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