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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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

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

  1. evaluate the features and functions, and the important social and professional issues related to technology for information services
  2. assess and apply information management technologies to successfully complete a range of information profession-related tasks
  3. research and contextualise the practical application and theoretical issues raised by evolving technological tools in information management services
  4. communicate effectively using scholarly writing, written reports, multimedia, and social media
  5. demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles and apply academic writing, referencing and acknowledgement conventions required for the discipline.
  • Assignment 1 - Excercise (10%)
  • Assignment 2 - Reading response (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Practical (30%)
  • Assignment 4 - Report (30%)

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

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

The use, evaluation and communication of technologies to maintain and improve information services. Examines the practical and operational application of computing infrastructure, data provision and maintenance; and user experience and interfaces, within the disciplinary use by librarians, records managers and archivists.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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