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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5077

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101664

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Summer Term
(Study Period 7)

Course aim

To provide students with the theoretical foundations, knowledge, and skills in subject cataloguing, classification, and to be able to describe and organise resources in formats using international standards to enable information discovery.

Course content

Theories, principles, and practices of bibliographic organisation, subject analysis, and classification; the application of major classification schemes (DDC, LC classification, UDC); the theoretical foundations, structure and application of international cataloguing schemes (LCSH); research in the field of linked library data, ontologies, study of principles for organising various types of documents; representation and organisation of information resources including organisational structures such as indexes, bibliographies, and catalogues; role of biblographic organisation systems in inventory control systems; cataloguing workflows and management; practical application of metadata and online cataloguing.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Practical (Lecture and Practical) 3 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Online resources, moderated discussions and other online interactions) N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 35% N/A
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 45% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1500 words 20% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 35% N/A
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 45% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1500 words 20% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical
School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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