Information Evaluation


Understand and be able to have a critical perspective on the issue of information evaluation.
• Be able to diagnose problems and design solutions that can substantiate evaluation policies
• Be able to plan a role in the evaluation and integrate it into information systems and services, taking into account the institutional or suprainstitucional context as well as the legal and ethical aspects
• Be able to evaluate archival information in pre­production context, in an integrating perspective with the classification, or in the context of post­
production, organized or to be organized information.
• Be able to evaluate information regardless of its various modes of production, of format or support, or its contexts uses.
• Be able to understand and apply different techniques, methods and models for assessing reports.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

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Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

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Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through classroom lessons and independent student work. The classes will have a theoretical and practical nature, being constituted by moments of theoretical exposition of the topics, practical exercises, oral presentations and discussions with the students participation.The students should read the material that is suggested before each class.
The independent student work should complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the classroom, promoting independent learning by the students.

Evaluation method

The evaluation will be based on the following weighting: ­Group work (written presentation) ­ 45, ­ Group Work (oral presentation) ­ 15% ; ­ Text commentaries (individual) ­ 30% ; ­Participation (individual) ­10%

Subject matter

1. Information evaluation: issues associated
1.1.Framework for the evaluation of information
• Models and national and international projects
• Principles and criteria
• Standards, guidelines and recommendations
2. A strategy for the evaluation of information
• Organizational Diagnosis
• Legal and ethical context
• Collaborative networks
• Of the goals for the policy
3. Practice for the evaluation of information
• Methodologies, tasks and instruments
• Processes and organizational culture
• Definition and conceptual and technological integration of an assessment service


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