Checking date: 13/07/2020

Course: 2022/2023

Vocabularies and Semantic Schemes for the Web
Study: Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity (335)

Coordinating teacher: MENDEZ RODRIGUEZ, EVA MARIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Library Science and Documentation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There is not a mandatory course that the student need to have passed beforehand
BASIC SKILLS: CB9 Students might know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest knowledge to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way. GENERAL SKILLS: CG5 To Recognize the growing importance of teamwork in the world of work and demonstrate adaptability and integration in different work environments, maintaining relationships and communication workflows. CG8 To value the rigorous work, in planning, organizing and developing one's own activities, demonstrating initiative, creativity and sense of responsibility, maintaining interest throughout the process, and feeling personal satisfaction with the results achieved. CG9 To make judgments and communicate conclusions and be able to do reasoning to support them in frot of specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear way. CG11 Capacity to interpret methodologies, technologies, policies and new methods of information analysis, processing and retrieval. SPECIFIC SKILLS CE1 To know and analyze the current and future of ICTs and their application in libraries and archives. CE6 Tu use metadata vocabularies and other semantic schema/es for digital information processing LEARNING OUTCOMES In this course is specially important everything related to interoperability among digital data and information, as well as other digital assets, with special focus on Semantic Web and LOD (Linked Open Data) technologies. At the end of the course, students should be able to: - Distinguish and choose the vocabularies that best suit to represent the digital objects in the GLAM institutions (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) as well as other kinds of digital information services. - Know and select the appropriate international standards for the creation of vocabularies. Not only from the point of view of the rules of construction in terms of semantic relationships but also the specifications and standards to formalize such vocabularies for the Web. - Lead and/or approach a project of vocabularies and metadata creation including its update and creation of the best practices and manuals to use those vocabularies in order to better represent digital information objects. - Use and manage specific software for the creation and maintenance of thesauri, ontologies, taxonomies and other vocabularies. - Understand the semantic search engine optimization on the Web.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Theory: UD0: Vocabularies in digital libraries and information systems UD1: Context, evolution and theoretical foundations of vocabularies UD2: Linked Open Data and Linked Open Vocabularies UD3: Standards for the formalization of vocabularies ON/FOR the Web UD4: Resource Description Framework: RDF and RDFs UD5: Simple Knowledge Organization Systems: SKOS UD6: Ontology Web Language: OWL Practice (Small Private Online Course - Videos for the students to address the practical scenario) SPOC-Module 1: Needs analysis / Functional requirements of vocabularies SPOC-Module 2: Analysis of the environment. Searching, analyzing and choosing pre-existing vocabularies SPOC-Module 3: The tools in the development and management of vocabularies SPOC-Module 4: Development structure vocabularies (schema) SPOC-Module 5: Creating content vocabularies (concept scheme) SPOC-Module 6: Linked Open Vocabularies: our vocabularies on the web of linked data SPOC-Module 7: Evaluation and maintenance of vocabularies
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES FROM THE SYLABUS CONCERNING PARTICULAR TOPICS: AF1 Individual work studying theory and practice material given by the teacher AF2 Individual work for the problems and cases resolution AF3 F2F clases (theory-practice). During the practical modules (7 last weeks) the f2f class is planned as a "flipped classroom" AF4 Tutorship AF5 Group work: practical case of creating vocabularies based on a real scenario AF6 Active participation in forums enabled by the teacher in the virtual educational platform and/or Twitter. AF7 Performance of theoretical evaluation test Code Total hours % F2F Student workload AF1 125 0 0 AF2 80 0 0 AF3 12 12 100 AF4 10 0 0 AF5 124 0 0 AF6 5 0 0 AF7 4 0 0 TOTAL MATERIA 360 12 3,3 TEACHING METHODOLOGIES: MD1 Presentations during the class (synchronous online) with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. MD2 Critical reading of texts recommended by the teacher of the subject: journal articles, reports, manuals and / or academic papers, either for further discussion in class or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. MD3 Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. (posed by the teacher individually or in groups) MD4 Presentation and discussion in class, under the teacher's moderation of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as case studies MD5 Preparation of papers and reports individually or in groups MD6 Reading of theoretical and practical teaching materials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.