Course: Library Systems

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Course title Library Systems
Course code KFI/KS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Faitová Miloslava, PhDr.
Course content
1. Introduction into the theory of systems, basic terms, basic operations LS (Librarian System). 2. Solicitation of librarian stock ? books, serials, electronical informative sources. The methods of getting the documents. 3. Entering manipulation, reception and evidence of the documents. 4. Content and physical screening of the librarian stock. Revision. 5. The review of Czech and foreign LS. General theses of evaluation of LS. The trends in the progress of LS. 7. Lanius and Clavius. 8. KP WIN. ARL. 9. Aleph. The upper-grade implements over LS ? Melitab, SFX. 10. T series. 11. Grant systems for the libraries. Preparation of the projects. 12. Collected catalogues ? theory, the review of czech and foreign LS. 13. Final colloguium.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 24 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 21 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and explain basic knowledge about building of the library stock in classical and also in automated library systems. They will earn the review of the progress of automatization in Czech republic and also in other parts of world and some of the most important systems will be presented to them. They will explore the function of the library as the system of acquiring and processing information.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Manuály k automatizovanému knihovnímu systému KPWIN.
  • Manuály k automatizovanému knihovnímu systému ARL.
  • Manuály k automatizovanému knihovnímu systému Clavius.
  • Manuály k automatizovanému knihovnímu systému TSeries.
  • Manuály k programu ALEPH.
  • Manuály k programu LANIUS.
  • Bratková, Eva. Databáze databází [online]. Praha : ÚISK FF UK, 2007.
  • Breeding, Marshall. Library Technoloy Guides.
  • Pinkas, Otakar. Zpracování informačních fondů. Sešit 1. Praha : Oeconomica, 2002. ISBN 80-245-0447-2.

Study plans that include the course
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