LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
MASTER'S PROGRAMME

 
PROGRAMME LAUNCH

CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION

Aims

Course description list aims at providing students, teaching faculty and administrative staff with information about the curriculum carried out in the faculty of Library and Information Sources. It also aims at making it available to public and includes brief information on educational curriculum, its component courses and educational modules. It includes

  • General description of the educational curriculum- awarded qualification, curriculum goal and learning outcomes, curriculum contents and the structure of credits, final requirements and attestation modes, information about internship etc.
  • Brief description of separate studies and educational modules, course name and identification number, academic semester, credits assigned to a course, brief contents of courses, teaching and assessment methods and criteria.

Programme Chair - Tigran Zargaryan, , PhD


 

General Mandatory Courses

05/M02   Computer Skills and Literacy (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week, 1st semester, examination

The basic aim of this course is to convey students subject-matter knowledge in the field of Computer Skills and Literacy Information, which will enable them to apply computer skills in librarianship.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

05/M02   Philosophy (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
1st semester, examination

The basic aim of this course is to introduce the most famous historical-philosophical concepts and teachings of the essence of Philosophy.
The course pursues another aim–to develop master student’s ability for critical and analytical thinking, to make philosophy an impartial way of assessing thinking and activities. Philosophy course should also lie in the basis of developing methods for a master student’s critical thinking, splitting up the whole and observing the parts in the entity, analyzing cause-and-effect links, overcoming stereotypes and developing creativity.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

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Subject Specific Mandatory Courses

05/M02   Informatics and Digital Libraries
6 academic hours per week (lectures-14, seminars-4))
1st semester, examination.

The basic aim of this course is to introduce the most famous historical-philosophical concepts and teachings of the essence of Philosophy.
The course pursues another aim–to develop master student’s ability for critical and analytical thinking, to make philosophy an impartial way of assessing thinking and activities. Philosophy course should also lie in the basis of developing methods for a master student’s critical thinking, splitting up the whole and observing the parts in the entity, analyzing cause-and-effect links, overcoming stereotypes and developing creativity.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Զարգարյան, Տիգրան, Թվային գրադարաններ / Տ. Զարգարյան ; Խմբ.՝ Ֆ. Խաչատրյան, Հ. Հայրապետյան. - Երևան, հեղ. հրատ., 2002. - 168 էջ. : աղս. ; 20 սմ. ISBN 99930-4-053-3
  • Ինտերնետ համակարգչային ցանց և գրադարաններ : Մեթոդական ձեռնարկ / Կազմ.՝ Տ. Զարգարյան, Ա. Շիրինյան, Կ. Խաչատրյան և ուրիշն.; Խմբ.՝ Տ. Զարգարյան, Հանրապետական գիտա-բժշկ. գրադ. - Երևան: Ա. հ., 1997. - 88 էջ : աղյս. ; 20 սմ, Հավելված էջ՝ 81-88
  • Антапольский А. Б., Майстрович Т. В., Электронные библиотеки: принципы создания – Научно-методические пособие. – М.: ЛИБЕРИЯ, 2007. 288 с. ISBN 5-85129-175-3
  • Армс, Вильям. Электронные библиотеки =Digital Libraries : Учебник для вузов по курсам "Информатика" и "Информационные системы" /В. Армс; Пер. с англ. С.А. Арнаутова. Москва, ПИК ВИНИТИ, 2002. 275 с. Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” Atlantic Monthly (July 1945). http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/3881/
  • Տ. Զարգարյան «Թվային գրադարանի ստեղծման ներկա վիճակը
  • Հայաստանում. ձեռքբերումներ, ապագայի զարգացումներ»: «Գիտության Աշխարհում» գիտահանրամատչելի հանդես, Երևան, 2008, N 1, էջ 30-37
  • Բորգման Քրիստին Գուտենբերգից մինչև տեղեկատվական համաշխարհային ենթակառուցվածքներ = From Gutenberg to the global information infostructure access to information in the networked world. 2007 թ.

02M/02 General librarianship (4.5 credits)
6 academic hours per week (lectures-14, seminars-4)
1st semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to make students acquainted with librarianship as a scientific subject, to introduce the object and issues of research, to emphasize the role of librarianship in the system of sciences, to demonstrate the mutual link between Librarianship and Bibliography, bibliology, records management, cultural studies and information science.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Կորկոտյան Քնարիկ «Գրադարանային գրացուցակներ»։ 1976թ.
  • Իշխանյան Ռաֆայել «Գրքային ունեցվածքի և գրացուցակների կազմակերպումը գրադարաններում», 1971 թ.
  • Библиотечная энциклопедия /РГБ ; Редкол.: Ю.А. Гриханов (гл. ред.) и др. Москва : Изд-во "Пашков дом", 2007. 1300 с., ил. Российская государственная библиотека. 2007
  • Справочник библиотекаря /Науч. ред. А.Н. Ванее, В.А. Минкина. 3-е изд., перераб. и доп. Санкт-Петербург : Профессия, 2007. 496 с.
  • Библиотечно-библиографическая классификация /Гл. ред. Э.Р. Сукиасян ; 4-е изд., испр. и доп. Москва : Либерея-Бибинформ, 2008. 320 с.
  • Акулич, Юлия Владимировна. Новые требования ИФЛА к библиотечно-информационному образованию // Библиотековедение. - 2003. - № 2. С. 20 - 22.
  • Библиотековедение, библиографоведение и информатика : Терминологический путеводитель /Cост.: И.Ю. Акифьева и др. Москва : Либерея-Бибинформ, 2007. 103 с. : табл. ( Серия "Библиотекарь и время. XXI век" : выпуск № 61 )
  • Miller, Eva. “The women who drive library technology.” Library Journal 8 (May 1, 2007): 28-32. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6435535.html
  • Stephens, Michael. “Sharpen these skills for Librarian 2.0.” Nextspace: OCLC Newsletter no. 2 (2006). http://www.oclc.org/nextspace/002/3.htm

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02M/03 Archival Studies (4.5 credits)
6 academic hours per week (lectures-10, seminars-8)
2nd semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to study the peculiarities inherent in archives management, to demonstrate the role of archival documents in scientific research and also in solving state management and economy practical needs, to underlie the importance of archival documents for scientific research, as well as for state government and economic policy, to get acquainted with arrangement and management of the archival work, as well as use of computers in the process of archives automation.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Քալաշյան Վ.Հ., Հարությունյան Գ.Գ., Գրիգորյան Հ.Լ., Արխիվային շինարարությունը Հայաստանում, Երևան, 1960:
  • Հայկական ՍՍՌ պետական կենտրոնական պատմական արխիվի ուղեցույց, Երևան, 1960:
  • Հայաստանի պետական արխիվները, Համառոտ տեղեկատու, Երևան, 1983:
  • Центральный государственный архив октябрьской революции и социалистического строительства Армянской ССР. Путеводитель. Ереван, 1990.
  • Проблемы архивоведения и источниковедения, Ленинград, 1964.
  • Проблемы архивоведения и истории архивных учреждений, Ленинград, 1970.
  • Крайская З.В., Челлини Э.В., Архивоведение. Учебник, М., 1996.
  • Архивоведение. Пособие для подготовки к экзаменам, М., 2004.

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02M/04 Machine Readable Cataloging. Authority Records (6 credits)
6 academic hours per week (lecture-12, seminars-6)
2nd semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to make students acquainted with the machine-readable formats for the description of the item, to understand the work of algorithm for exchange of data among machines, to learn the structure of descriptive groups used in machine-readable cataloguing, to understand the role and meaning of fields and subfields. To master the techniques of importing and exporting data in machine readable format, to comprehend the essence of authority records while designing bibliographical database. To learn the logics of indicators, fields and subfields used for structuring the database of authority records, to acquire techniques for exporting data in machine-readable format and analyzing outcomes.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Schneider , Karen G. “How OPACs Suck, Part 1: Relevance Rank (Or the Lack of It).” ALA TechSource 1 Jun 2009 http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2006/03/how-opacs-suck-part-1-relevance-rank-or-the-lack-of-it.html
  • “How OPACs Suck, Part 2: The Checklist of Shame.” ALA TechSource 1 Jun 2009 http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2006/04/how-opacs-suck-part-2-the-checklist-of-shame.html
  • “How OPACs Suck, Part 3: The Big Picture.” ALA TechSource 1 Jun 2009 http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2006/05/how-opacs-suck-part-3-the-big-picture.html
  • Dempsey, Lorcan. “The Library Catalogue in the New Discovery Environment: Some Thoughts.” Ariadne 48 (2006). 17 May 2009 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue48/dempsey/
  • MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data. 1999 Edition. Update No. 1 (October 2001) through Update No. 12 (October 2010). http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/ecbdhome.html
  • MARC 21 Formats: http://www.itsmarc.com/crs/gen0001.htm

02M/05 Designing Library and Information Networks (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lecture-8, seminars-4)
Third semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to study the technical features of distributed and local network designing, to be able to understand the structure of internet address, domain and its structure, to have primary knowledge about the agreements used in network designing. During this course the distributed network designing and its operation features peculiarities are studied.
The course of studies aims at teaching the students the structure of network models and division principles of network levels. Upon completing this course students shall gain fundamental knowledge about types of network models. Besides theoretical knowledge, they will also acquire practical skills in design and management of library information networks.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

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06M/18 Intellectual Property and Copyright (4.5 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
2nd semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to develop master student’s proper knowledge about the most important provisions of copyright regulating relations arisen in regard with creating and using works of science, literature and art.
Mastering ‘Intellectual Property’ course master student shall have a notion about the nature and role of intellectual property as an individual branch of civil law. Upon completing this course students shall

  • have notion about basic terms and norms of copyright in force in Armenia,
  • master copyright terminology,
  • gain knowledge about the normative legislation and its structure used within copyright frameworks,
  • have clear-cut notion about the nature of personal and non-personal property rights of inventors to works of science, literature and art, procedure and methods of right transfer,
  • gain skills to differentiate objects and subjects of copyright in practice and to draw up copyright agreements.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Էլեկտրոնային տեղեկատվություն գրադարանների համար- Մտավոր սեփականություն (eIFL-IP) Գիտելիքի մատչելիության ջատագովում. Հեղինակային իրավունքը և գրադարանները։ Ձեռնարկ գրադարանների համար հեղինակային իրավունքի և նրա հետ առնչվող խնդիրների վերաբերյալ։ Թարգմանիչ` Հասմիկ Գալստյան։ Խմբագիր` Սոնյա Վարդանյան ՀՀ Մտավոր սեփականության գործակալություն։ 107 էջ

02M06 Introduction to Programming Languages (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
third semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to make an introduction to simplest methods of website creation. This course doesn't require any primary technical knowledge or knowledge about programming. The course covers three parts: basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Gained knowledge and skills are used in the final laboratory work by designing a simple webpage.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

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02M/07 Programming Languages (Java) 6 academic hours per week (lectures-10, seminars-8) third semester, examination.
6 academic hours per week (lectures-10, seminars-8)
third semester, examination.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

02M08 Web programming (4.5 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
third semester, examination.

In the first part (8 academic hours) the students get acquainted with Drupal 6 content management system, core blocks and modules included in its structure and ready design templates which can be activated on the webpage. They study the skills of inserting tables, numbered texts, colors, pictures, titles with HTML.
In the second part (8 academic hours) the students are taught basic knowledge and comprehension of web programming and programming languages (PHP web programming language in Drupal 6 content management system).

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Джон Коггзолл. PHP 5 Полное руководство. Москва 2006г. Издательский дом “Вильямс” ISBN 5-8459-0953-8 (рус.).
  • Котеров Д. В. Самоучитель PHP 4. — СПб.: БХВ-Петербург, 2001. ISBN 5-94157-071-6.
  • Д. Колисниченко PUP 5 самоучитель. Санкт Петербург 2004. ISBN 5943871519.
  • Алексей Гончаров Самоучитель HTML. Питер, 2002. ISBN 5-272-00072-2.
  • Полонская Е.Л. Язык HTML. Самоучитель. Издательский дом "Вильяме", 2003. ISBN 5-8459-0466-8 (рус.).
  • Матросов А. В., Сергеев А. О., Чаунин М. П. HTML 4.0. - СПб.: БХВ-Петербург, 2003. ISBN 5-8206-0072-Х.
  • Джон Вандюк.CMS Drupal Руководство по разработке системы управления сайтом. Москва 2008. ISBN 978-5-8459-1356-2 (рус.).

02M/09 Essentials of E-learning (3 credits).
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
third semester, examination.

This course has practical nature and its aims to teach the essentials of e-learning, understanding how to create, manage and operate virtual learning environment, how to upload theoretical materials, practical assignments and question cards, how to log in and control students’ works, to get to know the features of student-centred teaching, as well as to teach current methodological approaches of e-learning. Students participating in e-learning course prepare pilot courses in the virtual learning environment of International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS RA.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Using Moodle, Second Edition Teaching with the Popular Open Source Course Management System. By Jason Cole, Helen Foster. Publisher: O'Reilly Media 2007. 288 p.
  • William Rice Moodle 1.9 E-Learning Course Development. ISBN : 1847193536
  • Alex Büchner An administrator's guide to configuring, securing, customizing, and extending Moodle. ISBN : 1847195628
  • Ian Wild Overview of Moodle Course Conversion: Beginner's Guide. ISBN : 1847195245
  • Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. By Peter Morville, Louis Rosenfeld. 2006. p. 456

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02M/10 Records Management (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
third semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to study long-term buildup, management and maintenance of document collections, IT skills needed for document processing. To demonstrate documentation as a bibliographical environment of information, documentation as an IT source and an object of bibliographical description.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Քալաշյան Վ.Հ., Հարությունյան Գ.Գ., Գրիգորյան Հ.Լ., Արխիվային շինարա¬րությունը Հայաստանում, Երևան, 1960:
  • Հայկական ՍՍՌ պետական կենտրոնական պատմական արխիվի ուղեցույց, Երևան, 1960:
  • Հայաստանի պետական արխիվները, Համառոտ տեղեկատու, Երևան, 1983:
  • Центральный государственный архив октябрьской революции и социалистического строительства Армянской ССР. Путеводитель. Ереван, 1990.
  • Проблемы архивоведения и источниковедения, Ленинград, 1964.
  • Проблемы архивоведения и истории архивных учреждений, Ленинград, 1970.
  • Крайская З.В., Челлини Э.В., Архивоведение. Учебник, М., 1996.
  • Архивоведение. Пособие для подготовки к экзаменам, М., 2004.

02/M11 Designing library websites (3 կրեդիտ)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
fourth semester, examination.

During this course students are provided with necessary knowledge on how to create web sites for libraries based on the demands to design some of the parts on library webpage. Drupal 6 content management system serves as a basis for implementation of the above mentioned, HTML language is used for designing web site, and PHP web programming language is used for creating new modules and templates.
This course of studies aims at acquainting with the techniques of the library information web sites.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Lehman Tom. Making library Web sites usable : a LITA guide, no. 14. ISBN 978-1-55570-620-3
  • Kroski Ellyssa. Web 2.0 for librarians and information professionals. ISBN 978-1-55570-614-2
  • Джон Коггзолл. PHP 5 Полное руководство. Москва 2006г. Издательский дом “Вильямс” ISBN 5-8459-0953-8 (рус.).
  • Д. Колисниченко PHP 5 самоучитель. Санкт Петербург 2004. ISBN 5943871519.
  • Алексей Гончаров Самоучитель HTML. Питер, 2002. ISBN 5-272-00072-2.
  • Джон Вандюк.CMS Drupal Руководство по разработке системы управления сайтом. Москва 2008. ISBN 978-5-8459-1356-2 (рус.).

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02M/12 Library information network management (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
fourth semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to teach students the structure of OSI and TSP/IP network models and the principles of dividing network levels, principles of data transmission, the nature and means of network structure. Upon completion this course students will gain fundamental knowledge about the types of network models. Besides theoretical knowledge they will also get practical skills for information network designing and management.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

02M/13 Preservation and Digitization of Cultural Heritage (6 credits)
6 academic hours per week (lectures-10, seminars-8)
fourth semester, examination.

The aim of this course is to introduce publishing models based on digital technologies, to get familiar with open access modes for scientific publishing system, to get acquainted with the techniques used for digitization by means of practical training, as well as introducing program lists for optical recognition of digits and their application in digitization of paper materials.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Գիտական և տեխնոլոգիական ներուժ և արդյունավետություն։ արդի համաշխարհային մոտեցումներ և փորձ / Եվրոպական ինտեգրման գրադարան, հատոր IX. Երևան, AEPLAC, 2007. – 247 էջ. ISBN 978-99941-971-5-6
  • Lynch, Clifford. “From Automation to Transformation: Forty Years of Libraries and Information Technology in Higher Education.” EDUCAUSEreview 35:1 (2000): 60-68. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0018.pdf
  • Cibbarelli, Pamela R. “Helping You Buy ILS.” Computers in Libraries 28.9 (2008): 6-53
  • Տիգրան Զարգարյան «Թղթային նյութերի թվայնացման առանձնահատկությունները»։ Գիտության աշխարհում, 2011, 1, էջ 21-27
  • Engard, N.C. Practical Open Source Software For Libraries. Chandos Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-84334-585-5

Elective courses

02M14 Relational Database Management System (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
2nd semester, examination

The course of studies includes general introduction of the database, its types and ways of management. Types of bibliographical information database, its construction and features taught.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Taylor Arlen. The organization of information- 2nd edition / Library and Information Science Text Series. ISBN 1-56308-969-6
  • Александр Кузовкин, Александр Цыганов, Борис Щукин Управление данными, издательство "Академия" • 2010 г. • 256 стр.
  • Туманов В.Е. Основы реляционных баз данных Интернет-университет информационных технологий • 2010
  • Юрий Шпак Проектирование баз данных. Просто как дважды два издательство "ЭКСМО" • 2007 г. • 304 стр
  • Илюшечкин В. М Основы использования и проектирования баз данных» ISBN: 978-5-9916-0580-9 Издательство: Юрайт Описание: Учебное пособие для ВУЗов Год: 2010
  • Мартин Дж. Организация баз данных в вычислительных системах
  • Cattell R.G.G., Barry Douglas, Bartels Dirk et al. The object database standard ODMG 2.0. — San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.
  • А. Днепров Видеосамоучитель. Microsoft Access 2007 Издательство: Питер Год издания: 2008 Формат: pdf Язык: русский Страниц: 240 Размер: 5.3 Мб
  • Джеффри Д. Ульман, Дженнифер Уидом: Введение в системы баз данных. 2007
  • Илюшечкин В. М Основы использования и проектирования баз данных» ISBN: 978-5-9916-0580-9 Издательство: Юрайт Описание: Учебное пособие для ВУЗов Год: 2010
  • Мартин Дж. Организация баз данных в вычислительных системах
  • Cattell R.G.G., Barry Douglas, Bartels Dirk et al. The object database standard ODMG 2.0. — San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.
  • А. Днепров Видеосамоучитель. Microsoft Access 2007 Издательство: Питер Год издания: 2008 Формат: pdf Язык: русский Страниц: 240 Размер: 5.3 Мб
  • К.Дж.Дейт, Хью Дарвен Основы будущих систем баз данных. Третий манифест. Издано: Издательство Янус-К, 2004

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02/15 Integrated Library Systems (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
2nd semester, examination

The aim of this course is to acquainting with the automatization features of library procedures, to demonstrate the subsystems (that is - cataloguing, registration and service of the readers, stocking of library resources, calculation of periodical publications) used for the effective implementation of these actions. To explain the role and meaning of online catalogues for public use, introduce designing principles and approaches to electronic catalogues. The advantages and disadvantages of the open-code integrated and commercial library systems are demonstrated during the course of studies.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Breeding, Marshall. “Investing in the Future: Automation Marketplace 2009.” Library Journal 134:6 (2009). http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6645868.html
  • Abram, Stephen. “Integrated Library System Platforms on Open Source.” (2009) SirsiDynix Position Paper on OSS. http://stephenslighthouse.com/
  • Tigran Zargaryan. “Armenian libraries on the Threshold of a Digital Era: Fifteen Years of Library Automation in Armenia”. International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control. Vol. 36. No. 1, 2007. pp. 8-11
  • Tigran Zargaryan. “Libraries of Armenia at the gate of 21st Century – Tendencies and Development.” Universal Bibliographic Control and UNIMARC, Transcaucasian workshop. 1999. pp.48-51
  • Leggott, Mark. “A Response to Stephen Abram and SirsiDynix.” Loomwar. http://loomware.typepad.com/loomware/2009/11/a-response-to-stephen-abram-and-sirsidynix.html

02M16 Information Management and Marketing
4 times a week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
third semester, examination

The aim of this course is to study the problems of information management and marketing, including the creation of the information system technological environment, development and securing service of information system, planning within the information system, use and operation of the information system, policy of establishing and implementing innovation programs, personnel management in information sphere, managing capital investments in information sphere, creating complex protection and securing information resources, management of information streams.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

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02M17 Bibliography (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
third semester, examination

The aim of this course is to convey general idea about bibliography and to introduce the historical development of bibliography in Armenia. To demonstrate bibliographical databases and understand its modern approaches. To introduce document communication system as an environment of bibliographical information activity, as well as document- reader system as a source of origin of bibliographical information. To demonstrate the role of bibliography in the system of related sciences. The unity of bibliography and librarianship, bibliography, bibliography and scientific discipline of documentation are illustrated, to explain national bibliographical problems and functions.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • DAVIDSON, Donald. Bibliographic control. 2nd ed. London: Clive Bingley, 1981.
  • KRUMMEL, D.W. Bibliographies: their aims and methods. London: Mansell, 1984.
  • ABELL, A., and OXBROW, N., 2001. Competing with knowledge : the information professional in the knowledge management age. London: Facet Publishing.
  • Aitchison, J., Gilchrist, A. and Bawden, D., 2000 Thesaurus construction and use: a practical manual. 4th edition. London: Europa Publications

02M18 Linux Application in Libraries (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
fourth semester, examination

The aim of this course is to get acquainted with Linux open access mode system, to introduce the scope of those library functions implemented in this environment. To teach the students the principles of Linux system, which can be used in librarianship. Upon completio of this course the students will gain fundamental knowledge about such important parts as the kernel, processes, file systems, shell interpreters and so on. Besides, theoretical knowledge they will get practical skills, and can operate not only within the Linux system graphical environment, but also will understand the system structure.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Coar, Ken “The Open Source Definition (Annotated version).” Open Source Initiative 7 Jule 2006 http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php
  • Ле-Бланк, Linux для чайников Диалектика: 2003
  • А. Стахнов, Сеть для офиса и Linux-сервер своими руками БХВ-Петербург: Питер, 2008
  • TCP IP Крупным планом – Ebook
  • Automating Linux And Unix System Administration - Kirk Bauer, Nathan Campil

Cataloguing and Classification (3 credits)
4 academic hours per week (lectures-8, seminars-4)
fourth semester, examination

The aim of this course is to get acquainted with the paper material classification schemes, taking as a principle the universal tenth classification, librarian bibliographical classification, Due’s tenth classification, to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of these classification schemes, to explain the classification features when dealing with digital material, to introduce the need for Machine Readable Cataloging and to explain the concepts used in this standards, to get acquainted with Machine Readable Cataloging format in Armenia.

Assessment Methods and Structure

Course components Maximum score
Course Participation       4
Mid-term exams 8
Final exam 8
Total Score       20

Examination modes and assessment criterions

1st mid-term exam is in writing. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.
2-nd mid-term exam is a written assignment. The maximum assessment point is 4. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Final examination mode and assessment criterions

The final exam is an oral exam. The examination question card consists of 3 questions. The 1st question is maximum 2 points, the second and third are maximum 3 points each. Each step is equal to 0.5 points.

Reading list

  • Библиотечная энциклопедия /РГБ ; Редкол.: Ю.А. Гриханов (гл. ред.) и др. Москва : Изд-во "Пашков дом", 2007. 1300 с., ил. Российская государственная библиотека. 2007
  • Справочник библиотекаря /Науч. ред. А.Н. Ванее, В.А. Минкина. 3-е изд., перераб. и доп. Санкт-Петербург : Профессия, 2007. 496 с.
  • Библиотечно-библиографическая классификация /Гл. ред. Э.Р. Сукиасян ; 4-е изд., испр. и доп. Москва : Либерея-Бибинформ, 2008. 320 с.
  • Taylor Arlen. The organization of information- 2nd edition / Library and Information Science Text Series. ISBN 1-56308-969-6
  • Introduction to the Dewey Classification System. http://www.oclc.org/dewey/versions/ddc22print/intro.pdf
  • Anglo-American Cataloging Rules. 2nd ed., 1998 revision. American Library Assoc., 1998.
  • Kao, Mary Liu. Cataloging and Classification for Library Technicians. Haworth Press, 1995.

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Master's programme with specialization in Library and information sources was launched in International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS , in 2009, in the frame of Tempus 145021 -Tempus-2008UK- JPCR international project designed by Eurounion.
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
Programmes name and specialization code Library and information sources - 07150
University  International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS of RA
Awarded degree Master's degree in Library and Information Science
Programme's launch academic year 2009-2010
Instruction language Armenian
Study mode Part-time
Programme duration 2.5 years՝
(5 semesters)
Tuition fee- RA citizens Per year-
200 000 drams,
total-
500 000drams
Tuition fee- International applicants Per years-
400 000 drams,
total-՝
1 000 000drams
 

Address՝ Republic of Armenia, Yerevan 0019, Marshal Baghramian 24d, International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS

Phone՝ +(374 10) 56-80-68