ISKM01 Information Sciences

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. Andrew Lass, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Kudrnáč, CSc.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 10:00–11:40 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Information sciences fasten closely technical and humane aspects of the discipline. Socio-technological approach influences work of information professionals and brings new applications and theories. Main aims of this subject is to introduce new topics and trends in information science. Undergraduates should understand and criticaly think about new trends in subject. The aim of the subject is to introduce new themes and trends in information science, to acquaint with the main theories, to point out various applications of information science knowledge or jobs open to graduates, to promote interest in professional foreign literature, critical and argumentative skills.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- Identify basic issues addressed by the information sciences and define their subject matter
- Define basic concepts of information science
- Explain the social aspects of the design of technical systems and apply their principles in the design of systems and services
- to explain the application of new types of informatics in the information sciences
- Compare the differences between small and large science and apply them to the way of working with data
- to distinguish between different types of interdisciplinarity and to explain problems with their measurement
- Identify trends in the industry
- Create educational podcasts
  • 1. I-field - information, technology and people
  • 2. Subject of Information Studies: What Do We Investigate?
  • 3. Data – information – knowledge: conceptual mapping
  • 4. New Types of Informatics - Social, Community, Museum Informatics
  • 5. Sociotechnical theory and sociotechnical systems
  • 6. Data Science - Data Practice of Scientists
  • 7. Infrastructure studies and Boundary object theory
  • 8. Digital Humanities and interdisciplinarity
  • 9. Network science and topology of Internet
  • 10. Activity theory and design
  • 11. Technostress
  • 12. Global brain theory and evolutionary cybernetics
  • 13. Politics of technology - Neo-Luddism, Transhumanism, and Extropianism
    required literature
  • BOWKER, Geoffrey C. a Susan Leigh STAR. Sorting things out: classification and its consequences. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000, s. 390. ISBN 978-0-262-02461-7.
  • BORGMAN, Christine L. Big data, little data, no data : scholarship in the networked world. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2015. xxv, 383. ISBN 9780262028561. info
  • KLING, Rob, Howard ROSENBAUM and Steve SAWYER. Understanding and communicating social informatics : a framework for studying and teaching the human contexts of information and communication technologies. 1st Print. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, 2005. xx, 216. ISBN 1573872288. info
    not specified
  • Defining digital humanities :a reader. Edited by Melissa M. Terras - Julianne Nyhan - Edward Vanhoutte. 1 online r. ISBN 9781409469643. info
  • DIX, Alan, Janet FINLAY, Gregory D. ABOWD and R. BEALE. Human-computer interaction. third edition. xxv, 834. ISBN 0130461091. info
  • ROEMER, Robin Chin and Rachel BORCHARDT. Meaningful metrics : a 21st-century librarian's guide to bibliometrics, altmetrics, and research Impact. Chicago, Illiniois: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. vii, 241. ISBN 9780838987551. info
  • Beyond bibliometrics : harnessing multidimensional indicators of scholarly impact. Edited by Blaise Cronin - Cassidy R. Sugimoto. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2014. viii, 466. ISBN 9780262525510. info
  • Digital humanities. Edited by Anne Burdick. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012. x, 141 p. ISBN 9780262312103. info
  • Communities in action : papers in community informatics. Edited by Larry Stillman - Graeme Johanson - Rebecca French. 1st pub. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. viii, 270. ISBN 9781443809597. info
  • Constructing and sharing memory : community informatics, identity and empowerment. Edited by Larry Stillman - Graeme Johanson. 1st pub. Newcastle: Cambridge scholars publishing, 2007. xxiii, 369. ISBN 9781847182777. info
  • BRADLEY, Gunilla. Social and community informatics : humans on the net. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2006. xiv, 265. ISBN 0415381843. info
  • Kde končí pustina : politika a transcendence v postindustriální společnosti. Edited by Theodore Roszak, Translated by S. M. Blumfeld. V českém jazyce vyd. 1. Praha: Prostor, 2005. 441 s. ISBN 8072601466. info
  • LATOUR, Bruno. Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. x, 301. ISBN 9780199256051. info
  • BARABÁSI, Albert-László. V pavučině sítí. Translated by František Slanina. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Paseka, 2005. 274 s. ISBN 8071857513. info
  • A companion to digital humanities. Edited by Susan Schreibman - Raymond George Siemens - John Unsworth. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell, 2004. xxvii, 611. ISBN 9781405168069. info
  • Actor-network theory and information systems. Edited by Ole Hanseth - Margunn Aanestad - Marc Berg. [Bradford, England]: Emerald Group Pub., 2004. p. 132-231. ISBN 0861769821. info
  • ŠMAHEL, David. Psychologie a internet: děti dospělými, dospělí dětmi (Psychology and Internet: children becoming adults, adults becoming children). 2003. vyd. Praha: TRITON, 2003. 158 pp. Psychologická setkávání, sv. 6. ISBN 80-7254-360-1. info
  • NARDI, Bonnie A. and Vicki O'DAY. Information ecologies : using technology with heart. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. xiv, 232. ISBN 0262640422. info
  • DAVENPORT, Thomas H. and Laurence PRUSAK. Information ecology : mastering the information and knowledge environment. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 255 s. ISBN 0195111680. info
  • Context and consciousness : activity theory and human-computer interaction. Edited by Bonnie A. Nardi. London: MIT Press, 1996. xiii, 400. ISBN 0262140586. info
  • BIJKER, Wiebe E. Of bicycles, bakelites, and bulbs: toward a theory of sociotechnical change. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1995. info
  • The cult of information : a neo-luddite treatise on high tech, artificial intelligence, and the true art of thinking. Edited by Theodore Roszak. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. xlviii, 26. ISBN 0520085841. info
  • Scholarly communication and bibliometrics. Edited by Belver C. Griffith - Christine L. Borgman. Newbury Park: SAGE Publications, 1990. 363 s. ISBN 0803938799. info
  • STRAKA, Josef. Sociální informatika :terminologický a výkladový slovník pro posluchače katedry vědeckých informací a knihovnictví. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1990. 217 s. ISBN 80-7066-324-3. info
Teaching methods
The course takes the form of short lectures, followed by activities (discussions, analyzes, collaborative tasks, etc.) during class, based on pre-studied literature, given by the lecturer.
Assessment methods
Requests to undergo:
- Oral examination
- short critical essays or annotations to every required paper
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