Topic outline

  • To retreive and use data and information effectively

  • Course description

    Information literacy (to retrieve, process, manage and produce scientific literature; methodology of science)

      • scientific communication and publishing (structure, forms)
      • electronic information resources (databases, domain-specific resources, publishers, aggregators, citation indexes, patents, library catalogues, gray literature)
      • reference manager, online syndication
      • assessment of information resources, scientometry
      • methodology of science
      • intellectual property, licenses
      • academic writing, ethics

      Environmental informatics (to use geoscientific data and information effectively)

      • data structures, relational databases, standards and formats for geoscientific data exchange
      • geographical information system (geodata, formats, desktop client, map services, data interpolation, geodata analysis, scripting)
      • tools for data integration, reporting, visualization and analysis
      • environmental data management software, decision support systems
      • scientific data management, data management plan
      • environmental modelling
    • Vymazáno z akreditace

      1. Informační gramotnost (získávání, zpracování, správa a tvorba vědecké literatury; metodologie vědy)

      • Vědecká komunikace a publikování (struktura, formy)
      • Elektronické informační zdroje (databáze, oborové zdroje, vydavatelé, agregátory, citační indexy, patenty, knihovní katalogy, šedá literatura)
      • Bibliografický manažer, online syndikace
      • Hodnocení informačních zdrojů, scientometrie
      • Metodologie vědy
      • Duševní vlastnictví, licence
      • Akademické psaní, autorská etika
    • Prerequisites

      For students without background in information and computer science

    • Teacher: Kamil Nešetřil

    • HgIS

      Environmental Data Management Software

      Data integration, data warehousing, business intelligence

      Pentaho Data Integration Cheat Sheet

      Groundwater modelling software

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      RICH, David W., 2002. Relational management and display of site environmental data. Boca Raton, Florida: Lewis Publishers. ISBN 978-1-56670-591-2.

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