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Subject details

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of indexing tools and practice
  2. create metadata records for a range of information objects
  3. apply international standards to produce bibliographic information
  4. research and contextualise technological applications against the theoretical framework in information organisation and retrieval.
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

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

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

CUR-INFM120-Technologies for Information Services

Special requirements

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    Administrative access to computing facilities, including reliable access to the Internet and to a PC computer which runs Windows (including Word).

Basic principles involved in structuring information objects and creating the metadata which makes them retrievable. Topics include information structures, hypertext, markup languages, databases, automatic and derived indexing, metadata and description, document type definitions and schemas, indexing languages and standards and subject analysis.

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  • Investigation (40%)
  • Exercise (40%)
  • Comprehensive Concepts Test (20%)

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