VIKBA01 Information Science 1

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Sabina Kubisová
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Fri 10:00–11:40 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Issues in mediation of information, professional terminology, to demand of information career and existing trends of information science are major themes for the course. Students are introduced to fundamentals, reason and current situation of information science.

At the end of this propaedeutic motivational course, students should explain
. concepts of information, information system, document, digitalization and theirs’s limitations
. importance of a mediation of information and knowledge
  • Theory of information
  • Information as psychophysiological phenomenon and process - consciousness, memory, endocept.
  • Potential information and data circulating in technological devices
  • Information as expression of diversity in objects and processes of biotic and abiotic nature - physics of information, biological information.
  • Data – information – knowledge – wisdom
  • Information as communication
  • System theory, types of information systems
  • Documents, documentation, electronic artefacts & sources and it's attributes
  • Information as identity in cyberspace
  • Artificial intelligence, cybernetics
  • BROWN, John Seely – DUGUID, Paul. The Social Life of Information. Boston : Harvard Business School Press, 2000. 330 p. ISBN 1-57851-708-7.
  • MARCHIONINI, Gary. Information concepts: from books to cyberspace identities. San Rafael, Calif.: Morgan & Claypool, c2010, 91 s. ISBN 9781598299625.
  • CEJPEK, Jiří. Informace, komunikace a myšlení : úvod do informační vědy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 179 s. ISBN 8071847674. info
  • SMETÁČEK, Vladimír [PhDr.]. Lidé a informace. 1. vyd. Praha: Albatros [Praha], 1981. 337 s. info
Teaching methods
Educational methods:
- Lectures, educational video
- Presentations of brief assigned report, discussion
- Work with TDKIV (Terminological Databasis of Librarianship and Information Science)
- Reading
Assessment methods
Assessment methods:
- Written examination evaluated according to reached score
- Examination demonstrates degree of insight into the concepts and familiarity with the literatures
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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