Technologies for Information Services - 2016

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Unit summary

INFM120

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Exercise (10%) , Assignment 2 - Reading response (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,450.00
International 2,700.00

The use, evaluation and communication of technologies to maintain and improve information services. Examines the practical and operational application of computing infrastructure, data provision and maintenance; and user experience and interfaces, within the disciplinary use by librarians, records managers and archivists.

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

  1. evaluate the features and functions, and the important social and professional issues related to technology for information services
  2. assess and apply information management technologies to successfully complete a range of information profession-related tasks
  3. research and contextualise the practical application and theoretical issues raised by evolving technological tools in information management services
  4. communicate effectively using scholarly writing, written reports, multimedia, and social media.
  • Assignment 1 — Exercise (10%)
  • Assignment 2 — Reading response (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Practical (30%)
  • Assignment 4 — Report (30%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — Accessible computing facilities that allow you to view and hear multimedia, including reliable broadband access to the internet. Administrative access privileges on your computer that allow you to install software. Microphone input to computer to create an audio file

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This unit addresses the following topics.

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1Students will be provided 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
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web 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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