Information Curation: Acquisition and Organization of Information


  1. Determine requirements and evaluate information management systems;

  2. Understand the theoretical and methodological principles for the production, acquisition, organization, evaluation and representation of information;

  3. Be able to use standards, design guidelines and apply techniques and other tools inherent in the production, acquisition, organization, evaluation and representation of information;

  4. Understand how different socio-political contexts and models can influence the production, acquisition, organization, evaluation and representation of information;

  5. Identify the challenges and solutions for information management in the changing world.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Paulo Jorge de Oliveira Leitão


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language



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Cassidy, Anita (2005) - A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, 2ª ed. Taylor & Francis.
Coelho, José Dias (coord.) et al. (2012) - Repensar a Sociedade da Informação e do Conhecimento no Início do Século XXI, Lisboa: Sílabo.
Hunter,E. J. (2009). Classification made simple: an introduction to knowledge organisation and information retrieval. 3ª ed. Farnham, UK: Ashgate. xi, 163 p.
Laudon, K. C. & Laudon, J. P. (2007). Management information systems. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River, IXVI, 645 p.
Marques, Maria Beatriz, Gomes, Liliana Esteves (coord.), Ciência da Informação: visões e tendências, Coimbra, IUC, 2020.
Lei Zeng, M. & Qin, J. (2008). Metadata. London: Facet Publishing.
Svenonius, E. (2009). The intellectual foundation of information organization. Boston: MIT Press.

Teaching method

Exposition of theoretical contents.
Seminar-oriented discussion.
Tutorial guidance.
Visits to institutions

Evaluation method

Evaluation Method - Reading analysis of a theoretical text(30%), Written Essay(70%)

Subject matter

  1. Information flow and phases;
  2. Design and planning of the information management system;
  3. Creation of data, information and documents;
  4. Documents and evidence;
  5. Acquisition. Capture / collection of data, information and documents, in a hybrid and digital environment, in accordance with the documented policies;
  6. Organization of information in a hybrid and digital environment. Models and tools. Organization systems. Ontologies, classifications, thesaurus;
  7. Structures and languages of descriptive and representation, structural and technical metadata;
  8. Semantic web;
  9. Evaluation, selection and elimination of data, information and documents in accordance with policies and legislation;
  10. Transfers to other custodian entity (ies) (repositories / data center).


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