Build up your knowledge of how we make information objects classifiable and retrievable. Practice writing metadata descriptions. Sort through types of indexing languages. Get a top-to-bottom view of how to analyse websites, databases and texts.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
identify metadata concepts and indexing approaches for use in practice
- extract relevant information and formulate for use in context
- contextualise technological applications and work processes related to knowledge organisation systems and metadata
- design information products using international standards and approaches.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
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Basic principles involved in structuring information objects and creating the metadata which makes them retrievable. Topics include information structures, hypertext, databases, automatic and derived indexing, metadata and description, document type definitions (DTDs) and schemas, indexing languages, and standards and subject analysis.
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- Exercise 1 (20%)
- Exercise 2 (30%)
- Exercise 3 (50%)
Current study term: 27 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
Textbooks are not required.