Course: Basics of Subject Control

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Course title Basics of Subject Control
Course code KFI/ZVP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Šrajbová Magda, Mgr.
Course content
1. Introducing into the discipline. Literature and studying sources. Standards. Terms of Subject Control. 2. Content analysis of document. 3. Systematic Control and retrieval languages ? principles, types, using. 4. Systematic retrieval languages - development. 5. International decimal classification ? structure of classification system, notation, main signs, auxiliary signs, linkage symbols, types of tables. 6. Subject Control and retrieval languages ? principles, types, using. 7. Subject retrieval languages - development. 8. Documents subject control ? contemporary methodology. 9. Basics of MARC 21. 10. Subject categorization of conspect. 11. Nation subject authorities of the Czech National Library. Format MARC 21/Authorities. 12. Descriptoric retrieval languages, thesauruses. 13. Annotation, abstract.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 52 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to explain and evaluate different kinds and types of subject controls and related systematic and subject retrieval languages. They will summarize contemporary international standards and methodology of subject controls in libraries. Students will master the practical principles of subject control in MARC 21 and topical term control with national subject authority.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • AUT - databáze národních autorit NK ČR. Praha : Národní knihovna ČR.
  • ČSN 01 0172 ISO 5964. Pokyny pro vypracování a rozvíjení vícejazyčných tezaurů. Praha: Vydavatelství norem, 1991.
  • ČSN 01 0193. Dokumentace. Pokyny pro vypracování a rozvíjení jednojazyčných tezaurů. Praha : Český normalizační institut, 1996.
  • Balíková, M. Věcné údaje, bibliografický záznam : MARC 21. Praha : Národní knihovna ČR, 2004.
  • Kovář, B. Věcné pořádání informací a selekční jazyky. Praha : ÚVTEI, 1984.
  • Pinkas, Otakar. Zpracování informačních fondů. Sešit 1. Praha : Oeconomica, 2002. ISBN 80-245-0447-2.
  • Šrajbová, M. Základy věcného pořádání informací (ZVP) [online].

Study plans that include the course
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