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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5104

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
155302

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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

An overview of the history, philosophy, purpose, function, and processes relevant to libraries, archives, galleries, museums and records management and their role in society.

Course content

Provides an overview of the theory, relationships and organisational requirements between different types of information sources, information users, technologies and society.  Insight into the relevant legal and ethical topics in the sector including, intellectual property, copyright, information literacy, access to information (FOI), confidentiality and privacy, intellectual freedom and censorship, archiving and preservation, and current professional issues.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Directed Study (Meetings and activities as agreed with Course Coordinator) N/A x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Online lecture, 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
Issues / Research paper 1500 words 25% N/A
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Issues / Research paper 1500 words 25% N/A
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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
School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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