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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5083

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101876

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2019.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with the theoretical foundations, knowledge and skills in subject cataloguing, classification and metadata schemas to organise resources in all formats to international standards to assist information discovery.

Course content

Overview of metadata, repositories, archives, museums, and galleries; theories, principles and practices of business and subject analysis and classification; the application of major classification schemes for library, records, and archival management environments; the theoretical foundations, structure, and application of international subject cataloguing schemes; research in the field of linked library data, ontologies, and the semantic web the value of standardised recordkeeping metadata; metadata standards, metadata architecture, schemas, and applications for describing and organising digital objects and collections; metadata interoperability, access, and data reuse; metadata standards, types, and schema; provenance and original order; classification schemes, DDC, LC classification, UDC; and research information description, access, organisational impacts and information retrieval.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
INFS 5104 Information Management Foundations
INFS 5107 Technological Foundations

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
Essay 1500 words 30% N/A
Practical subject cataloguing and classification exercises 1500 words 40% N/A
Report and Metadata Schema 1600 words 30% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Essay 1500 words 30% N/A
Practical subject cataloguing and classification exercises 1500 words 40% N/A
Report and Metadata Schema 1600 words 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* 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

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