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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5069

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101256

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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 3)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To ensure students are able to analyse and critically evaluate the principles, complex challenges and the key strategies for preserving physical materials for the future.

Course content

Overview of complexities of physical preservation throughout the life-cycle of objects, including challenges and risks, special implications for libraries, records management and archives, including selection and significance; factors which cause deterioration; risk management; preventive strategies – environmental issues, housing, integrated pest management, disaster preparedness; ethics; culturally sensitive materials; relevance of risk  management  and project management;  related strategies – conservation treatments; reformatting; exhibition support; preservation policies and programs; preservation surveys, standards, metadata; analysis of issues relating to ongoing management and resourcing , special requirements of Audio Visual formats; impacts of legislative requirements including copyright ; synergies and integration with the preservation of digital materials,  awareness/education and keeping up to date, local, national and international examples.   

Textbook(s)

Harvey, Ross & Mahard M 2014, The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st-Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Online resources moderated discussions and other on-line interactions ) 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hours x 10 weeks
Directed Study (Meetings and activities as agreed with Course Coordinator) N/A x 10 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
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 2500 40% N/A
Report 3000 45% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 2500 40% N/A
Report 3000 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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
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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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