The course aims to provide students with adequate knowledge about the elements
that characterize the information sciences: history, issues, debate, evolution of
(knowledge and understanding)
The course will introduce students to a critical understanding of the issues and technologies related to the processing of digital information. This knowledge will be achieved and supported with lectures, seminars, conferences, study visits, and will be screened with oral examinations.
(applying knowledge and understanding)
The study of methodologies and the techniques of document analysis will produce an understanding of the structure and content of digital documents and information systems. This knowledge, together with the examination of the main legal issues relating to these realities, will offer document processing skills appropriate to the proper management of documents in digital context.
At the end of the course the students, based on the analytical knowledge of both theoretical and technical system, should have acquired the ability to understand the management problems of an information system as well as to learn the fundamental knowledge for a) information retrieval; b) implementation of a basic digital library system.
At the end of the course, students should have achieved the ability to communicate clearly and to use the appropriate technical vocabulary related to the issues of the course.
The commitment on the theoretical and disciplinary aspects of information science should give students the appropriate methodology and learning skills useful for access to future professions related to communication, journalism, management of cultural heritage.