Resource Description & Access
Pigeonhole data resources for storage in libraries and information centres. Get to grips with organisational and retrieval techniques. Become familiar with subject schemes. Put theory into practice and follow systems that meet global standards.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- articulate an understanding of library indexing tools and practice
- use international metadata standards to create library-focused information products in a digital environment
- identify appropriate uses of library metadata within given contexts
- analyse information objects to derive aboutness.
- Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline.
You should not 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) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No additional 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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- Exercise (40%)
- Test (15%)
- Exercise (45%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Learn Dewey Decimal Classification (Edition 23)
Learn Library of Congress Subject Access
Introducing RDA: A Guide to the Basics after 3R, 2nd ed.