Conservation and Preservation - 2016

Unit summary

LIM340

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • 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: Exercises (30%) , Presentation (30%) - Learn more

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

Explores the strategies and practices that information professionals use to cope with the problem of deteriorating materials. These range from practical low-cost actions that may be implemented in every kind of working environment, to strategies that can only be administered at a national, sometimes even international, level.

A site-based visit may be organised according to student numbers.

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

  1. identify major causes of deterioration of information-bearing media in information centres
  2. describe current practices and techniques used to counteract such deterioration
  3. evaluate the preservation needs of an information centre and develop a program
  4. understand the issues involved in the transition from paper assets and objects to digital information, and the long term preservation of digital information
  5. manage the lifecycle of digital information
  6. develop an understanding of copyright law and digital preservation.
  • Exercises (30%)
  • Presentation (30%)
  • Report (40%)

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.

Assumes substantial prior knowledge. If you have not completed all Level 1 and Level 2 Information Studies units & want to enrol in this unit, email Course Coordinator (ugrad-infostud@curtin.edu.au).

  • Additional materials

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
  • Online assignment submission
  • 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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