Management of Information Services - 2017

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Unit summary

INFM510

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Reflection (20%) , Case Study (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
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Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

Within a framework of organisational culture and professional practice, this unit examines management principles and practices in the context of information services. This includes strategic and financial planning; human resource management, facilities planning; legal, ethical and safety considerations; disaster planning, strategic marketing and the evaluation of services.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management of information services
  2. undertake foundation planning with regard to the finances, human resources and facilities of an information service
  3. synthesise the operational strategies and performance outcomes of an information service
  4. plan for the ongoing sustainability of an information service
  5. communicate the values and benefits of an information service to a client group.
  • Assignment — Reflection (20%)
  • Case Study (40%)
  • 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.

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

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

  • Additional materials — Recommended Textbook: Moran, B., Stueart, R. & and Morner C., Library and Information Center Management, 8th ed 9781598849899 Libraries Unlimited. Accessible as eBook through Curtin University Library
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Includes three weeks practicum placement organised by the Department of Information Studies' Practicum Coordinator in consultation with you at your State. There will be an email requesting students to submit applications for their placements at the end of the Study Period by the Practicum Coordinator. Lookout for this email and respond accordingly. In the interim, read all you need to know about practicum placements at http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/mcca/information-studies/practicum-information/

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

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
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement 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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