Course: Information Resources and Its Exploitation

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Course title Information Resources and Its Exploitation
Course code KRP/IIFZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Jankovská Blanka, Ing.
  • Škrabánek Pavel, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to information science, basic terms. History of libraries. Libraries today (at present), Internet. Document processing - name and subject description. Secondary information resources - catalogues, bibliographies. Searching the Internet - subject trees, search engines, portals. Information and database centres, types of databases, theoretical principles of searching. Specialized information resources focused on law and public administration. Specialized information resources focused on competitive intelligence. Multidisciplinary and subject-specific electronic information resources. E-journals, searching full texts. Special information resources: patent and standards databases. Preparation and realization of the recherche.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Methods of individual activities, Demonstration, Skills training
Learning outcomes
Purpose of the subject - to teach students to individually and effectively exploit library and information services focused on computer sciences and electrical engineering; to be familiar with the standards of bibliographic references and to be able to use them.
The student is document literate, he/she is able to solve specific information tasks. He/she can choose the appropriate information resources connected to an assigned topic, seek the relevant information, elaborate the recherche and cite the used sources correctly. He/she can state his/her case and defend his/her procedures.
Prerequisites
Student is familiar with user level of computer literacy and elementary knowledge of English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Work-related product analysis

Recherche elaboration on the assigned topic including bibliographic references according to standards ČSN ISO 690 and 690/2. 70% seminar attendance is obligatory.
Recommended literature
  • Cejpek, Jiří. Informace, komunikace a myšlení : úvod do informační vědy. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. ISBN 80-246-1037-X.
  • Sklenák, Vilém. Data, informace, znalosti a Internet. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2001. ISBN 80-7179-409-0.
  • TKAČÍKOVÁ, D. Informační zdroje Internetu: a jak je efektivně využívat. . Praha: Výpočetní centrum ČVUT, 1997.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2015) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2013) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Process Control (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2016) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Process Control (2013) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Process Control (2014) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Process Control (2015) Special and interdisciplinary fields 1 Winter
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Information Technology (2014) Informatics courses 1 Winter