Checking date: 23/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Master in Libraries, Archives and Digital Continuity (Plan: 500 - Estudio: 335)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA ZORITA, JOSE CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


The main objective of the course is to acquire basic skills - theoretical and practical - in relation to the methods and uses of metric studies of information studies (MIS). To this end, the following specific objectives are listed: - To know the sociological aspects of scientific and technological communication, as well as the search and retrieval of information for scientific/information use. - To know the phenomena and regularities linked to scientific and technical information. - To understand the quantitative aspects of the production and use of scientific and technical information resources. - Analyze the existing information on the environment of organizations and use the new knowledge in decision making. - Interpret and apply in context methodologies, technologies and new forms of analysis, treatment and retrieval of information. - Apply data visualization techniques for the understanding of information phenomena.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Specific topics of the course: Theory - Basic concepts of Informetrics - informetric Tools: Laws and indicators - Informetrics' Applications: Cibermetrics, Webmetrics and Social Network Analysis. Other applications (Technological Surveillance and Competitive Intelligence, Datamining and Textmining) Practice Carrying out practical activities in which data collection and analysis techniques will be applied, based on the use of computer and computing tools.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDY PLAN RELATED TO SUBJECTS AF1 Individual work for the study of theoretical and practical materials developed and contributed by the teacher AF2 Individual work for problem solving and case studies AF3 Face-to-face and/or synchronous classes of theoretical and practical nature. AF4 Mandatory synchronous tutoring. AF5 Group work AF6 Active participation in forums enabled by the teacher in the virtual educational platform AF7 Synchronous online discussions and colloquia Activity Code Total hours Is it synchronous? Nº of Interactivity Hours AF1 49 NO 0 AF2 45 NO 0 AF3 6 SI 6 AF4 6 SI 6 AF5 60 NO 0 AF6 2 NO 0 AF7 6 SI 6 AF8 6 SI 6 ------ ------- TOTAL MATERIA 180 24 TEACHING METHODOLOGIES MD1 Presentations in the teacher's class 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: Press articles, reports, manuals and / or academic articles, either for later discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. MD3 Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc., raised by the teacher individually or in a group MD4 Presentation and discussion through weekly seminars in synchronous mode, under the moderation of the professor of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as practical cases. MD5 Preparation of individual and group work and reports MD6 Reading of theoretical and practical teaching materials
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • *. -. Bar-Ilan, J. (2008) Informetrics at the beginning of the 21st century¿A review. Journal of Informetrics, 2, 1¿52.
  • *. -. Hood, W.W., Wilson, C.S. (2001). The literature of bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics. Scientometrics, 52, (2), 291¿314..
  • *. -. THELWALL, M.; VAUGHAN, L.; BJORNEBORN, L. (2005).Webometrics. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, vol. 39, pp. 81-135..
  • *. -. THELWALL, Mike. (2008). Bibliometrics to Webometrics. Journal of Information Science, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 605-621..
  • *. -. Cronin, B. (2000). Strategic intelligence and networked business. Journal of Information Science, 26, 133-138..
  • *. -. Hand, D., Mannila, H., Smyth, P. (2001). Principles of data mining. Cambridge: Massachussetts Institute of Technology..
  • *. -. Abrizah, A., Erfanmanesh, M., Rohani, V. A., Thelwall, M., Levitt, J. M., & Didegah, F. (2014). Sixty-four years of informetrics research: Productivity, impact and collaboration. Scientometrics, 101(1), 569-585..
  • *. -. Egghe, L., & Rousseau, R. (1990). Introduction to informetrics: Quantitative methods in library, documentation and information science. Elsevier Science Publishers..
  • *. -. Galyavieva, M. S. (2013). On the formation of the concept of informetrics (Review). Scientific and Technical Information Processing, 40(2), 89-96.
  • *. -. Barnes, C. (2015). The Use of Altmetrics as a Tool for Measuring Research Impact. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 46(2), 121-134..
  • *. -. Sharda, R., Delen, D., Turban, E., Aronson, J., & Liang, T. P. (2014). Businesss Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support-(Required). Prentice Hall..
  • *. -. Mingers, J., & Leydesdorff, L. (2015). A review of theory and practice in scientometrics. European Journal of Operational Research, 246(1), 1¿19..
  • *. -. Pellissier, R., & Nenzhelele, T. E. (2013). Towards a universal definition of competitive intelligence. SA Journal of Information Management, 15(2)..
  • *. -. Todeschini, R., & Baccini, A. (2016). Handbook of bibliometric indicators: quantitative tools for studying and evaluating research. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.KGaA..
  • MOED, H.F.. Applied evaluative informetrics. Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-60522-7. . 2017
Additional Bibliography
  • JUNPING QIU, RONGYING ZHAO, SILUO YANG, y KE DONG. Informetrics: theory, methods, and applications. Singapore: Springer. ISBN 978-981-10-4032-0. . 2017
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