Foundations of Information Science

Foundations of Information Science

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 15

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Pisanski Jan


1. Information: definitions, views, theories
2. Information explosion: nature, causes, characteristics of growth, obsoletion
3. Information science: definition, different views, interdisciplinarity.
4. Main areas of information science:
• Information retrieval systems: nature, retrieval, relevance, recall and precision
• Bibliometrics: definition, the 3 basic lawa, ciation analysis
• User studies in information science: purpose, types
• Ethics
• Information policy
• Subject retrieval, tools: classification systems, thesauri