The Graduate Program in Information Science at UFBA is located on the 2nd floor of the building of the Institute of Information Science at UFBA, maintaining proximity to the undergraduate courses in Library Science and Documentation and Archivology located on the 1st. and 2nd. floors. In the physical space occupied by PPGCI/UFBA, there is a physical infrastructure capable of facilitating the administrative management of the Program, with exclusive rooms for orientation, where facilities that allow the development of teaching and research activities are also located. It also has space for the Secretariat, the administrative file and the Program's reserve sector, and an office for use by the Coordination, all integrated into a living environment where common equipment is found, including a closet, refrigerator, coffee maker, electric drinking fountain for mineral water, tables and chairs. There is also a room regularly used for meetings of the Program Collegiate, for research groups, and for the development of work by students, who also have a Computer Laboratory. The entire space occupied by the Program is benefited by individual air conditioners.
During the period, the PPGCI had the support of PROPG, receiving materials and tools that help in the development of the work. The Program's administrative secretariat was equipped with some components such as chairs, tables, computers, printers. Concerning material, the Program still needs electronic equipment for classrooms, such as adequate computers, cameras for classes, defenses, courses that take place constantly.
Rooms for Faculty and Guidance:
PPGCI/UFBA professors have a work room, where orientation activities are also carried out, equipped with individual tables, chairs for students and professors, shelves, computers and printer, located on the Institute's premises, on the same floor, and at the side of the classrooms and the secretariat. There are also spaces for research groups located in the Institute building.
Currently, the Program has two multimedia projectors, two computers, projectors, screens, boards, and two notebooks, covering the needs of each of its classrooms. One of the classrooms has equipment for conducting teleconferences and other activities at a distance, installed at the PPGCI/UFBA by the direction of the Information Science Institute. The installation of this equipment allows for the expansion of the Program's teaching and research activities, as well as the intensification of dialogue and debates with professors from other programs, in the country and abroad. This equipment also made it even more feasible for external professors to participate in examining boards, in situations of unexpected impediments, or lack of financial resources, to act in person during the defenses. It is worth noting that the classrooms are reserved only for PPGCI/UFBA activities, kept preserved and in total conditions of environmental and climatic comfort
With the reorganization of the computer labs maintained by ICI/UFBA, the infrastructure to support the Program's students and faculty gained another space, as these labs are used by all ICI students. On the other hand, aiming to improve the conditions of the Computer Laboratory for the exclusive use of masters and doctoral students, the PPGCI/UFBA receives support from the Information Technology Service in the revision of systems and equipment. Currently, this Laboratory regularly serves the program's student community, occupying a room for the use of this equipment for students. Facilities include Formica computer benches, upholstered chairs with castors, multimedia projector, 17 computers, two notebooks for use by professors and students on research trips, by appointment, a multifunctional printer, a scanner, and a tablet.
Thus, the PPGCI/UFBA has been providing sufficiency and quality with the significant expansion of the installed capacity of the Computer Laboratory to serve students and professors.
Institutional Repository (RI) / UFBA:
This is another informational support that can transfer information to the broad general unrestricted production and the entire PPGs UFBA. Through the repository, available on https://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/, students and professors can have wide access to the dissertations defended in the PPGs of UFBA, including the recovery of dissertations, theses, and academic productions of the PPGCI/UFBA.
During the quadrennial, UFBA expanded the possibilities of using remote tools, with significant improvements in the Moodle/AVA environment. However, in 2020, with social isolation and the suspension of all face-to-face activities, the use of technologies became the only possibility for maintaining the essential activities of the aforementioned University. Since the beginning of the pandemic, UFBA has expanded the technological infrastructure to enable the execution of different remote activities (classes, meetings, defenses, and master's/doctoral qualifications, events) by Moodle/AVA, National Research Network (RNP), Google Meet, Zoom, Classroom, making it a differentiator. Thus, the PPGCI has since used the RNP to conduct classes, lectures, courses, meetings, defense sessions for the conclusion work, including the possibility of parallel rooms for deliberation of examining boards reviewers, among other possibilities. The platform became a reference, due to its security and technological possibilities for the Program's activities. The 100Gb/s connection allows virtual meetings of up to 100 participants in conferences that can be public or private, with the sharing of video, text, images, whiteboard, and their computer screen, allowing the PPGCI to integrate into the Community Federated Academic (CAFe).
Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other institutions of documentary support for studies and research in the academic community PPGCI / UFBA is served by a network that adds a significant number of libraries, all belonging to the Library System of UFBA. All libraries are interconnected, allowing a quick and efficient insertion of any of them in the specific contexts of the various courses and graduate programs. The collection of all academic libraries is made available by the Pergamum System and the unified database can be accessed online via the Web, facilitating the location, loan, and reservation of works by any member of the academic community of UFBA, regardless of its original courses and programs.
The UFBA Library System (SIBI) brings together 22 libraries that made available to its users in 2017, a collection containing 219,236 book titles, with 590,370 copies, 5,445 periodical titles, with 208,962 issues, 24,011 thesis and dissertation titles (printed and electronic), with 44,633 copies; 3,418 electronic documents (ebook) of permanent acquisition; 37,578 titles CD-ROMs, DVDs, brochures and other materials. SIBI also provides specialized support services to researchers and professors in carrying out surveys and bibliographic switching, as well as performs training for access to databases and use of mechanisms and resources for retrieving specialized information are offered to the community. In this context, they join the Library of the Information Science Institute (ICI) that directly supports the PPGCI/UFBA, with about five thousand one hundred and eighty-one books concerning the epistemic field of Information Science, especially those that focus on the Librarianship, Documentation, Archivology Science, Information Science and its diversified intersections and developments, and 1209 periodicals encompassing national and foreign ones. Other libraries located on campuses close to the ICI (Faculty of Education Library, School of Administration Library, Philosophy and Human Sciences Library, UFBA Central Library) complete the bibliographic support of the PPGCI community. In addition to this material, there are about 80 books in its collection, by recognized authors in the field of Information Science, which are available for loan to students, in addition to the personal collections of professors and the collections of research groups, which also subsidize the research of students linked to the Program, including periodicals signed by the professors and belonging to their respective collections.
The ICI Library, coordinated by SIBI/UFBA, develops other support activities for the PPGCI: treatment and insertion of the technical and scientific production of the Program's professors in the UFBA bibliographic database; reference service, which guides and supports the location and retrieval of information sources; elaboration of catalog cards for PPGCI productions; validates the thesis and dissertation files, resulting from the self-archiving performed by the students; the exchange between libraries, and others.
The PPGCI/UFBA also has the main bibliographic resources available on the CAPES Journal Portal, BRAPCI, Google Scholar, and the Scientific Electronic Library Online (Scielo), among other possibilities. The CAPES Periodical Portal offers access to the full text of more than twelve thousand international and national periodicals and the most renowned reference databases and abstract publications, covering all areas of knowledge. It also includes a selection of important sources of scientific and technological information freely accessible on the Web. Through the CAPES Portal, full texts of articles published in an average of 324 titles in the area of Information Science are available. In the field of Information Science, periodical publications and reference databases are available electronically, with free access to bibliographic resources.
Other electronic sources of access to information are available on the Internet for the use of the Program's professors and students and aiming at the use of all these resources, in addition to the ICI Library, the UFBA Central Library and the Research Support Center of the School of Administration offer training and support to student researchers and professors. This work makes it possible to verify whether the queries of these sources adequately meet the needs of researchers in the specific thematic aspects of each work developed.
The ICI Library is responsible for handling and inserting the technical and scientific production of the Program's professors in the UFBA bibliographic database, disseminating and making this available to the community. Among the activities provided by the ICI Library to PPGCI/UFBA members, the reference service is included. This service guides and supports the location and retrieval of information sources indicate the existence of new publications of interest to users and locates and retrieves theses and dissertations available in the digital libraries of theses and dissertations, including the UFBA's own BDTD. Also contributing to the recovery and acquisition of material, when it is not available for free access, through exchange procedures between libraries. It is noteworthy that, in addition to the RI/UFBA, the ICI Library is responsible for the insertion and retrieval of dissertations defended at the PPGCI/UFBA in the University's BDTD.
The ICI Library's collection comprises approximately 5,181 books concerning the epistemic field of Information Science. Among these works are studies that focus on Library Science, Documentation, Archivology Science, Information Science, and their diverse intersections and developments. As for periodicals, the collection includes, among national and foreign periodicals, a total of 1209 periodicals. In addition to this material, the personal collections of the professors and the collections of the research groups, which also subsidize the research of students linked to the Program, including periodicals signed by the professors and belonging to their respective collections.
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