Using Electronic Information Resources in Education
Session coordinator: Milan Špála, Charles University in Prague - 1st Medical Faculty, Czech Republic
Time and venue: May 25, 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Auditorium D
Electronic Information Resources within Lectures of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague
- Jan Baťa, Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Czech Republic
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We cannot compare today’s dynamic development in natural sciences with that of arts and humanities. However, if we look on the latter from the historical point of view, it represents a vast bulk of knowledge, which is „timeless“ and still valuable. Musicology – as a part of historic science – works with various materials, comprehending both primary sources and secondary scientific literature.
The progress within IT offers even to musicology many possibilities that have been considered a science-fiction twenty years ago. Today, musicologists around the world use both on-line databases of sources and literature as a standard tool for their scientific work. It is even impossible to present a research of particular quality without using electronic resources.
One of the most important tasks for lecturer is to present the possibilities of the electronic information resources in musicology to undergraduate students. Notwithstanding this, it is also important to teach them the most effective use of such tools not only for their studies, but mainly for their own future research. The aim of this paper is to present the working with the electronic information resources within the undergraduate students at the Institute of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague.
- Author's professional CV
Mgr. Jan Bata graduated in musicology from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, where he is presently continuing his studies in the PhD program. He is employed as librarian and researcher in the Institute of Musicology. He is also lecturer of the Introduction to musicology devoted to undergraduate students.