Information Curation: Preservation and Information Retrieval


  1. Understand the theoretical and methodological principles for the preservation and recovery of information;
  2. Be able to use and design standards and guidelines and to apply techniques and other instruments inherent to storage and retrieval for access and continued use of information;
  3. Be able to carry out the planning and implementation of information preservation and recovery processes, regardless of the nature of the information, life cycle stage, production mode or technological support / medium in which it is registered.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paulo Jorge de Oliveira Leitão


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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GLADNEY, Henry M. (2007) – Preserving digital information. London: Springer.
HUGHES, Lorna (2004) – Digitizing collections. London: Facet Publishing.
JORDAN, Mark (2006) – Putting content online: a practical guide for libraries. Chandos Publishing.
MINERVA (2008) – Technical guidelines for digital cultural content creation programmes. Disponível em

Teaching method

The seminar will be developed through presential classes and independent work by students. The face-to-face classes will have a theoretical-practical character, consisting of moments of theoretical exposition of the themes, practical exercises, oral presentations and debates participated by the students. Students should read the material that is suggested before each class. The autonomous work of the students must complement and deepen the knowledge transmitted in the classroom, promoting autonomous learning by the students.

Evaluation method

Evaluation Method - Attendance and Participation(10%), Comments on texts (individual)(30%), Group work (oral presentation)(15%), Group work (written presentation)(45%)

Subject matter

  1. Information preservation and recovery policies and responsibilities. Strategic plan for storage and preservation. Costs and business models;
  2. Storage and preservation of documents in analog support;
  3. Support transfer projects. Descriptive requirements associated with the management of archival information for permanent conservation;
  4. Digital preservation. Attributes of storage and preservation systems. Metadata requirements for preservation. Digital preservation strategies. The OAIS model. Management and certification of digital repositories;
  5. Retrieval of information and documents. Models and ways of retrieving information, documents and their metadata. Information Retrieval on the Web. Evaluation of information retrieval systems. Bibliographic Management Systems. Archival management systems. Document management and content management systems.


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