Information and documentation are the central nucleus shared by professionals working in libraries, documentation and archives centers, and content managers of all types of organizations.
The Degree in Information and Documentation Is oriented to offer a multipurpose training for the management of the information, that includes the selection, analysis and recovery of the information in the most diverse contexts.
Why study the degree
The Degree in Information and Documentation offers the necessary training to successfully carry out the tasks expected of a good professional in the fields related to the classification of books and documents, the norms of cataloging and classification, the organization of libraries and the use of Various sources of bibliographic information.
All those interested in receiving a quality training in these tasks, will find in the Degree in Information and Documentation the answers to their questions and concerns.
What is learned
The Faculty of Humanities and Documentation in general, and the Degree in Information and Documentation in particular, offer a high quality training both in the purely academic aspect and in the most professional aspect of the different documentary techniques.
Given the title's own planning, it also offers a deep humanist content that complements and improves the student's education. Both aspects form an excellent basis for the future professional.
Structure of the Study
Introduction to History
Introduction to Ethics
Information Management: Fundamentals and Theory
System of Knowledge: Philosophy, Science and Technology
Bibliography and Information Sources
Business Management and Cultural Institutions
Content Document Analysis
Descriptive Cataloging of Special Documents
Legal Aspects of Access to Information
Planning and Management of Information Units
Formal Cataloging of Electronic Documents
Management of Administrative Documents
Specialized Information Sources
Terminological Indexing Languages
Alphanumeric Classification Languages
Management of Quality in Documentary Organizations
Nature and Evolution of the Information Units
Historical File Management
Sources of Information in Science and Technology
External Practices (Practicum)
Web Resource Design
Recovery and Evaluation of Electronic Information
Documental Techniques Applied to Scientific Research
Promotion of Services in Information Units
Documentation in the Media
Professional and academic outputs
The degree in Information and Documentation raises as the main objective the training of professionals in the methods of classification and cataloging of books and documents, the different archiving systems, the norms of cataloging and classification, the organization of libraries and in the use of sources of Bibliographic information. Training will also be basic in aspects related to the organization of the centers and the application of new technologies.
Libraries (general and specialized)
Archives (Public administration and companies)
Information and documentation centers (media, publishing houses, hospitals, companies, etc.)
Documentation Services Companies
Those interested in the Degree of Information and Documentation must fulfill the requirements of access to the University marked by the governing bodies of the University of Coruña and by the Department of Education and University Management of the Xunta de Galicia for high school students, Seniors of 25 and 45, senior technicians of vocational training, university graduates (graduate, graduate, graduate, engineer or equivalent degrees) and foreign students.
In order to attend the Degree of Information and Documentation there are no specific conditions or tests of access, but it is advisable that future students possess the following academic and personal characteristics:
Basic cultural training
Dominion of the Castilian language and the Galician language: ability of oral expression and writing
Knowledge of a foreign language
Management of technological tools and basic computer skills
Interest in the search and retrieval of information
Curiosity and taste for reading
Qualities for autonomous learning and teamwork
Skills for interpersonal communication
Capacity for analysis and critical reasoning
Adapting to changes in the environment
Common access requirements
In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:
To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.