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ACCESS, USE AND USERS OF INFORMATION
Syllabus: Theories, terms and concepts of the sociotechnical systems field. Digital systems of information, the stakeholders engaged in their development, management and use as a research object in this theoretical framework. Information behaviour and schemes of information competencies. Communities of practice of access and use of digital information. Regulatory and legal frameworks related to access and use of different sorts of digital information.


BIBLIOGRAPHIC CATALOGUE AND ONTOLOGY
Syllabus: Conceptual models for structuring of bibliographic catalogues. FRBR – Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. Ontology: concept, characteristics and application. Descriptive registers according to the ontology.


PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Syllabus: Policies and regimes of information and communication processes. Sociology of information and uses of information. Language theories in Information Science. Pragmatic philosophy of language and Information Science. Collaborative production and use of information. Pragmatic web and interactive virtual platforms of information.


MEANS OF INFORMATION REPRESENTATION: FROM THE CATALOGUE TO DIGITAL REPOSITORIES
Syllabus: Bibliographic catalogues. Digital Libraries. Institutional repositories. Metadata. Linked open data.


INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
Syllabus: Theories, concepts, types and importance of innovation. Integrated and systemic management of innovation in public and private organizations. Strategies and methods for innovation management. Information sources for innovation. Planning, implementation and management of the innovation process. Innovation indicators. Public policies for innovation. Assessment and development of innovation. Knowledge as an innovation factor. Knowledge and learning management in organizational innovation environments. Innovation as a factor of competitiveness.


PROCESSES AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT BY COMPETENCIES
Syllabus: Competencies approach. Organizational strategy and competency. Personnel management by competencies. Work processes modeling. Methods and techniques for competencies mapping. Development of competencies. Performance assessment. Certification of competencies.


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION INDICATORS
Syllabus: Theories and concepts of bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics and altmetrics. Bibliometrics and science, technology and innovation indicators. Information sources for science, technology and innovation indicators. Bibliometric indicators of production, citation, relation, collaboration and internationalization. Bibliometric indicators and university rankings. Bibliometrics for patent analysis, competitive intelligence and technological prospection. Tools for automatic bibliometric analysis.


CONCEPTUAL MODELLING FOR DIGITAL INFORMATION RESOURCES: REFLECTIONS FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE
Syllabus: Conceptual modeling. Conceptual models for Information Science: FRBR; FRAD; FRSAD; DILAM; MoReq; CMAD; CRM; Information representation. Metadata. Digital information resources.


REPRESENTATION AND METADATA IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS
Syllabus: Metadata. Metadata standards in digital environments. Descriptive metadata structure standards. Markup languages. Authority data. Linguistic theoretical bases from F. Saussure and L. T. Hjelmslev.


THEMATIC REPRESENTATION IN CONTEMPORARY INFORMATION CONTEXTS
Syllabus: Theories in knowledge organization. Contemporary themes and questions of information organization. Scientific and social development of schools of thought in information thematic treatment. The theoretical and practical importance of information thematic treatment operations in information organization. Theoretical, practical, normative and pedagogical aspects of indexation. Interdisciplinary approach of indexation. Recovery by subject in information systems. Thematic accessibility in the perspective of users and professionals of information in the global society.


SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES
Syllabus: Analysis of the bases and technologies for information representation. Characterization of Semantic Web and new representation approaches. Study of the concepts, methodologies and tools for developing ontologies. Experimentation of applications based on semantic technologies and analysis of its reflection in the Information Science field.

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