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Digital Preservation

Postgraduate | CUR-INF540 | 2024

Previously CUR-INFM335

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Digital Preservation

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. apply digital curation and preservation concepts, principles and practices 
    2. critique preservation policies and strategies
    3. research and analyse the diverse cultural, technical and legal requirements that impact on preservation planning and management
    4. evaluate a preservation project
    5. critically reflect on a professional experience in an information environment.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-INFM335 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed at least 75 credit points in one of the following study packages to enrol in this unit:
* Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Science
* Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
* Graduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management
* Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives
* Master of Information Science
* Master of Information Science (Extended)
* Master of Information Management

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - This subject contains a three-week practicum placement.
  • Other requirements - Administrative access to computing facilities, including reliable access to the Internet and to a PC computer which runs Windows (including Word).

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Information Science

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