Information Curation: Acquisition and organization of information - 1st semester


1. Define requirements and assess information management systems under curation information cycle
2. Understand the theoretical and methodological principles for the production/creation, ingestion, acquisition, organization, assessment and information representation.
3. To be able to use standards, design guidelines and apply techniques and other instruments involved in the production, acquisition, organization, assessment and information representation.
4. Understand how different socio-political contexts and models can influence the production, acquisition, organization, assessment and information representation.
5. Identify the challenges and the solutions to manage information in a changing world.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Docente a definir


Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Cassidy, A. (2005). A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, 2ª ed. Taylor & Francis.
Coelho, J. D. (coord.)(2012). Repensar a Sociedade da Informação e do Conhecimento no Início do Século XXI. Lisboa: Sílabo
Harvey, R. (2010). Digital Curation: a how-to-do-it manual. Londres: Facet.
Hunter,E. J. (2009). Classification made simple: an introduction to knowledge organisation and information retrieval. 3ª ed. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
Laudon, K. C. & Laudon, J. P. (2007). Management information systems. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River.
Lei Zeng, M. & Qin, J. (2008). Metadata. London: Facet Publishing.
Resmini, A. (Ed.). (2014). Reframing Infomation architecture. New York:Springer
Svenonius, E. (2009).The intellectual foundation of information organization. Boston: MIT Press.
Vital, L. P. , Floriani, V. M., Varvakis, G. (2010). Gerenciamento do fluxo de informação como suporte ao processo de tomada de decisão. Informação & Informação. [Em linha]. 15 (1), 85 – 103.

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through classroom sessions and students autonomous work.
The classroom sessions will have a theoretical-practical character, being constituted by moments of theoretical exposition of the themes, practical exercises, oral presentations and debates with the students. Students must read the material suggested prior to each class.
The students autonomous work should complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the class.

Evaluation method

Subject matter

1. The concept of information curation and the existing models and activities.
2. The information curation cycle.
3. Data, information and documents creation.
4. Documents and evidence.
5. Acquisition. Capture/collection of data, information and documents, in hybrid and digital environment, in accordance with the documented policies.
6. Organization of information on hybrid and digital environment. Models and tools. Organization systems. Ontologies, thesauri, classifications.
7. Structures and descriptive, structural and technical metadata languages.
8. Evaluation, selection and elimination of data, information and documents according to policies and legislation.
9. Transfers and migration to data centers and repositories.


Programs where the course is taught: