Introduction to Information Science

Introduction to Information Science

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 20

Seminars: 10

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Pisanski Jan

• Brief history of information science.
• Basic concepts in information science: data, information, knowledge, information explosion, information science…
• Main areas of information science.
• Information retrieval systems:
• Various types of information retrieval systems (library catalogues, citation indexes, topical databases, web search engines …);
• Retrieval, searching, browsing;
• Logical operators;
• Relevance;
• Recall and precision;
• User interfaces (characteristics and elements: faceted navigation, menus, search box …).