The students will be able to create a simple database and a user application for operating with a database. The database application will be implemented using MS SQL Server database management system and MS Visual Studio with C# programming language will be used for creation of user application. This will bring students deeper understanding of digital library theory as well as knowledge integration with practical skills.
The course provides deeper knowledge about the principles of archives operation, their kinds, structure as well as documents regulating archives operation; course includes basic issues about work organization in archives, concentration, storage and usage of documents, as well as introduces students with one of the elements of the information resources and communication process – a document and describes the link between document management and organizational management.
This course analyses marketing in both its profit and not-for-profit context, drawing on a range of examples from libraries and information and other fields. The rationale for marketing will be explored, and the importance of strategy emphasised. Fund-raising, public relations, advertising, pricing and distribution will all be considered.  Students will learn how to segment a market and target appropriate segments, and how to develop a marketing plan.
The module Access to Digital Libraries provides a conceptual framework for digital libraries, illustrating the relationship between people, content and technologies; it is based on research and experiences of digital libraries in a worldwide and universal context. It will start from how technologies can enhance the way in which users create and access the digital content, including efficient information retrieval and accessibility and usability issues, and will focus on application and use of information and information lifecycle management.
Introduction to the Unit 1 The students examine how digital libraries are valued by their users, and explore ways of permitting the allocation of resources to areas of user-identified needs. Pertinent models from marketing, economics, and library assessment and evaluation are reviewed. The module will illustrate methodologies to analyse different communities of practice and learning needs and behaviours.

This course offers an overview of the myriad challenges to preserving the digital resources found in virtually every library collection, including both “born digital” objects and those that result from digitization projects of documents in traditional formats. The major challenges of digital preservation –technical, institutional, economic and legal-- are explored, and many current initiatives from national and academic libraries throughout the world are discussed, together with the best practices documented and promoted by the international library community. Students will learn how the preservation of digital resources differs from that of traditional materials and what the implications are –in technical, institutional, economic and legal terms—of assuming the responsibility for long-term digital curation in order to guarantee that digital materials remain accessible and usable for as long as needed by their user communities.


I. Basic concepts

II. New preservation paradigm: guaranteeing access to digital materials

III. Presence of digital materials in libraries

IV. Management of digital materials and institutional viability

V. Trustworthy digital repositories

VI. Major international initiatives for preserving digital material

Information Architecture was born in the late 90s, based on the classical principles of solid traditional Information Science (mainly from the discipline of the Organization and Representation of Knowledge). In a technical sense, it is a discipline (and at the same time a community of practice) focused on design principles and architecture of digital spaces in such a way that they comply with criteria of usability and information retrieval. In other words, it is a discipline that deals with structuring, organizing and tagging elements of informational environments to facilitate searching and retrieval of information they contain, this way improving the usefulness and benefit for users. (Pérez-Montoro, Mario (2010).
Arquitectura de la Información en entornos web. Gijón: Trea. ISBN 978-84-9704-503-2).