Convergence and Cultural Institutions - 2017

Unit summary

LIM345

  • 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: SP1 , SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Online discussions (20%) , Assignment 2 - Literature review (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit examine the key similarities, differences and collaborations between cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records, particularly with respect to the management of and access to collections online. Discuss common strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and options for planning of these, within 'memory' or 'collecting' institutions. Investigate the influence on these institutions of local history, the heritage industry, Australian digital initiatives, publishing and broadcasting, globalisation, mass digitisation, crowd-sourced metadata, social inclusion and indigenous knowledge.

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

  1. use disciplinary concepts and language to discuss issues around cross-sectoral challenges in cultural institutions
  2. review professional and scholarly literature to critically analyse key concepts in the convergence of cultural institutions
  3. evaluate heritage and knowledge institutions in a defined geographic area and produce a heritage inventory
  4. effectively communicate in a scholarly and professional way using essays, online forums, report writing and other suitable methods.
  • Assignment 1 — Online discussions (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Literature review (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Formal writing (50%)

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

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • 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 is an approved elective 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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