Subject details

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

  1. analyse a range of information objects and provide resource descriptions using international standards
  2. classify and index resources using international conventions
  3. apply theoretical frameworks of information organisation and retrieval
  4. create information products based on international conventions
  5. assess the relationship between software and user requirements.
  • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

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 have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Application of information theories, principles and technology in resource description and access in libraries and information centres. Development of skills in resource description and access through the use of classification and subject schemes.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Exercise (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Test (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Exercise (45%)

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

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