Course syllabus IZS - Information sources and software (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course title: Information sources and software
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Petr Řezáč, CSc.
Supervising department: Department of Morphology, Physiology and Animal Genetics (FA)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Fulfillment of requirements (4 credits)
Course objective:
Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are the basics of working with information resources (scientific libraries, information centers, scientific journals, electronic journals, the Internet - Virtual Library - MEDLINE, Science Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Web of Science, Scopus, ...) and use of internet networks for obtaining scientific information. Skills to find information, work with their resources and their integration into the text. To gain knowledge and skills to cite sources (list of literature cited in the text and bibliographic reference) and become familiar with copyright law.
Get skills when editing text in MS Word, creating tables and calculations used in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint presentations, creating vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator, raster graphics in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash animation and basic web site creation and use of Cascading Style Sheets .
Course content:
1.Fundamentals of information technology, principles of information gathering and processing procedures (allowance 4/2)
a.Information sources -- libraries, legislation in information sources (law library, copyright law).
Electronic information sources -- CD and on-line, internet, web browsers.
b.Genetic information sources -- books, magazines, internet. Web of Science, Medline.

2.Web Site creating (allowance 4/2)
a.Web sides I -- XHTML
b.Web sides II - CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

3.Bitmap and vector graphics for creation of graphical information, basic of animation (allowance 4/4)
a.Workflow in programmes - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
b.Workflow in programmes - Adobe Flash

4.Text editors, spreadsheets, presentations (allowance 10/5)
a.MS Word
b.MS Excel
c.MS PowerPoint

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice12 h
     preparation for exam76 h
Total112 h
Key words:
Course completion:
credit - required participation in all exercises, test - success rate at least 60%.
Course methods: Lectures, exercises, projects
Reading list:
ŠESTÁK, Z. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 p. ISBN 80-200-0755-5.
BASL, J. -- BLAŽÍČEK, R. Podnikové informační systémy: podnik v informační společnosti. 3rd ed. Praha: Grada, 2012. 323 p. Management v informační společnosti. ISBN 978-80-247-4307-3.
KLČOVÁ, H. -- SODOMKA, P. Informační systémy v podnikové praxi. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. 504 p. ISBN 978-80-251-2878-7.
GÁLA, L. -- POUR, J. -- TOMAN, P. Podniková informatika: počítačové aplikace v podnikové a mezipodnikové praxi, technologie informačních systémů, řízení a rozvoj podnikové informatiky. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2006. 482 p. Expert. ISBN 80-247-1278-4.

ET ALL, K. Informační zdroje pro knihovnictví a informační vědu.  [online]. 2007. URL:
BARTOŠEK, M. Elektronické informační zdroje pro informatiku.  [online]. 2004. URL:
ET, A. GC ÚPRAVY SW.  [online]. 2014. URL:

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: WS 2018/2019, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015, SS 2009/2010, SS 2006/2007   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. Ing. Petr Řezáč, CSc. (supervisor)
prof. Ing. Tomáš Urban, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 06/26/2017.

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