This curricular unit aims:
- To enable the student to understand the importance of born-digital or digitized information and its management in modern society, as well as the limits and barriers to de defeated.
- To understand the nature of information and the its role in modern society;
- To understand the organization of archives and libraries as information systems;
- To understand the basic principles underlying information conversion: principles, requirements and technical procedures involved;
- To understand the challenges that long term preservation defeats;
- To understand the fundamental issues related to intellectual property;
- To be able to select the more useful computer software to manage a digital archives or library.
The central objective of this curricular unit is to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of media’s social significance. It aims to reveal the work of the media industries, the ways media texts convey their meanings, the ways audiences engage themselves with media, and provide basic knowledge about the theory of networks as well as identify in the new interactive platforms, specific forms of sociability. At the end of the curricular unit, a student should have gained a more extensive and critical appreciation of media’s function in people’s lives and their role as a central institution in contemporary society which helps us to make sense of our world
1. Update and deepen students' knowledge on key scientific and epistemological paradigms that influence current research in the area of Communication and Information Sciences;
2. Develop the knowledge and skills of students with the resources and tools to search, retrieval and sharing and communication of scientific information that are offered throughout the course.
- To know the fundamentals of scientific research.
- To develop a critical attitude of initiative when addressing issues that may be the object of scientific research.
- To understand the strengths and limitations of various research methodologies in the Social Sciences.
- To solve problems – to organize and to plan research - based on acquired knowledge.