Collection Management - 2016

Unit summary

LIS230

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Collection evaluation (30%) , Assignment 2 - Essay (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Collection development: written collection development policies, collection measurement and evaluation, cooperative collecting, selection procedure, selection aids, document delivery, alternative forms of publication and access, electronic periodicals, aggregation, licensing, consortia, open access archives, collection storage, weeding, preservation and conservation and censorship.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the major current issues affecting the development and management of library collections, with particular reference to the Australian environment
  2. apply the theory and methodology of making quantitative and qualitative measures of collections
  3. explain the relationship between collection management and other areas of library operations
  4. recommend and select appropriate material for addition to particular collections
  5. assess alternative means of providing users with access to the information they require.
  • Assignment 1 — Collection evaluation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Essay (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

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1Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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