Checking date: 17/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

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

Coordinating teacher: SAN SEGUNDO MANUEL, ROSA

Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
BASIC SKILLS CB8 What are the students that can be used CB9 What students communicate CB10 That students possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. GENERAL COMPETENCES CG1 Understand the impact of new digital environments on libraries, archives and other documentation services, as well as the role that professionals and experts in information and documentation should play in this technological and social context. CG2 Identify lines of technological innovation in libraries and archives and documentation centers, and undertake possible projects for their development. Do you CG5 Recognize the growing importance of teamwork in the workplace and ability to adapt and integrate in different work environments, maintenance relationships and fluid communications. CG8 Value rigorous and well-done work, when planning, organizing and developing one's own activities, demonstrating initiative, creativity and a sense of responsibility, maintaining interest throughout the process, and feeling personal satisfaction with the results achieved. CG9 Integrate knowledge, trial forms and communicate their conclusions, as well as the latest knowledge and reasons that are sustainable, specialized public and not specialized in ambiguities. CG10 Recognize the need for continuous adaptation to the media in the productive sectors, and to technological and organizational innovations related to the profession, showing interest in the activities of the profession, the use of new techniques, processes, tools and technologies SPECIFIC COMPETENCES CE1 Know and analyze the current state and future prospects of technological progress and its application in libraries and archives. CE5 Examine the main security problems associated with network information, as well as knowledge of the protection systems in this digital environment RESULTS OF LEARNING This subject focuses on training students in the various technical and legal aspects of the resources that determine the support tools for information and documentary tasks. A crucial aspect of the training is that students acquire the necessary skills for the implementation of digital document management projects (EDRMS). For this, the student will be provided with the necessary skills to plan, analyze and manage the implementation of a solution suitable for typical scenarios in the framework of digital continuity and access to information in networks. You will be trained in basic skills to evaluate different technological alternatives for the creation of EDRMS, ensuring your access by authorized users and institutions. The student after passing the subject must: Design and evaluate initiatives and strategies for managing large volumes of data in public and private organizations Know tasks related to Data in terms of data debugging and interoperability. Apply techniques to prepare studies and reports that allow analyzing and evaluating data management in an organization. Know and understand the objectives of information security and threats and vulnerabilities of information systems. Know and understand the problems of authentication and integrity of the electronic document and the tools to guarantee them. Know and apply the legal regime of administrative transparency and public information. Understand and apply the legal regime of information and documentation in public organizations on storage media. Select open source or commercial tools for the implementation of effective and efficient document and file management systems. Analyze the most relevant technological resources in the treatment of digital information. Use and apply the necessary methods, techniques and tools in the implementation, development and exploitation of digital information systems and services.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
THEME 1. Technological resources in the knowledge society 1.1. Electronic information and the technological universe 1.2. Production and economic value of technological resources 1.3 . The new society and economy based on technological resources. Consumption of technological content in Spain 1.4. Technological resources in the Public Administration 1.5. Programmes and projects of technological resources related to the knowledge society in the European Union and Spain. THEME 2. The digital book: technologies 2. 1. Digital books and reading devices 2.2. Digital reading 2.3. Types of digital books 2.3.1. Text 2.3.2. Enriched, children's and young people's books 2.3.3. 2.3.3. Audio books 2.3.4. Self-publishing 2.4. Open access digital publishers 2.4.1. Directories 2.4.2. Academic Publishers 2.4.3. Libraries Digital book repositories 2.5. Reading software and applications for mobile devices 2.6. Digital book search engines THEME 3: Technological developments in Information Systems 3.1. Introduction Technological management 3.2. Technological tools in Information Systems 3.2.1. Academic and Research Environment Resources in research and university teaching Primary and Secondary Learning Resources (A and B) 3.2.2. Library Technologies. Management Systems Large Libraries Small and School Libraries Personal, Digital Reading Libraries Social reading networks Social networks for other materials 3.2.3. Participatory technologies for other materials THEME 4: Technological tools: Alliance between data and algorithms 4.1. Information bubbles: Personalised algorithms 4.2. Algorithm-based and automated Web: Permanent Web, ubiquitous, Internet of Things, Real-time Internet, 3D Web, Multimedia Web, metaverse, Artificial Intelligence Chat GPT 4.3. Exponential pattern of technological growth THEME 5. Access to Digital Technology Resources 5.1. New Human-Computer Paradigm in Information Technology 5.2. New forms of interaction: Digital Natives 5.3. Determining aspects in human-computer interaction: From human-computer interfaces to computer-brain interfaces 5.4. From the new interaction with digital objects to total interconnectedness THEME 6. Free and Open Source Software and Open Technologies for Libraries 6.1. Technological training in libraries 6.2. Free software versus technological monopoly 6.3. Free software, downloading and access to books Free software for libraries and libraries with open technologies 6.3.2. 6.3.2. Free access and download platforms for books and digital documents 6.4. 6.4. Future of Free Software. Open Source AI models
Learning activities and methodology
* THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES ACORDING TO THE STUDY PLANIFICATION WILL BE: 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 Theoretical-practical classes. AF4 Tutorials. AF5 Group work. AF6 Active participation in forums enabled by the teacher in the virtual educational platform. AF7 Perform self-assessment test for content review. AF8 Synchronous online debates and colloquiums Type of activity Is it synchronous? Total hours Hours of synchronous interactivity No. In-person hours % In-person attendance Student AF1 NO 49 0 0 0 AF2 NO 45 0 0 0 AF3 SI 6 6 6 100 AF4 SI 6 6 0 0 AF5 NO 60 0 0 0 AF6 NO 2 0 0 0 AF7 SI 6 6 0 0 AF8 SI 6 6 0 0 Total 180 24 6 3,33% * 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 Exposition and discussion in class, under the moderation of the professor of subjects related to the content of the subject, as well as of 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
  • RAMONET, Ignacio (ed.).. Internet, el mundo que llega: Los nuevos caminos de la comunicación. . Alianza Editorial,. 1998
  • Arms, William. Digital Libraries. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2000. Edición online actualizada en 2005:
  • CASTELLS, Manuel.. La Era de la Información. Economía, Sociedad y Cultura. Madrid: Alianza Editorial. 2003
  • Comisión Europea. Sociedad de la Información. i2010: Iniciativa de bibliotecas digitales.

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