Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

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

  1. analyse websites, databases and texts
  2. extract relevant information and formulate for use in context
  3. create applications based on information theory, principle and technology
  4. use international standards to produce information products.
  • Assignment 1 - Investigation (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Exercises (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Comprehensive Concepts Test (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit 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 unit, 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:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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