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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5076

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101663

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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 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with the theory, foundations and skills to critically evaluate and manage collections across all formats throughout their lifecycle in a variety of information settings.

Course content

Managing the lifecycle of collections including policy development and evaluation and selection of materials in all formats; cost/benefit analysis, pricing models; licensing; acquisition and methods for managing hybrid collections in a variety of information settings; collection evaluation; organisational imperatives that shape collection development and priorities - including perspectives of archives and records management, school, public and special libraries.
Planning collection development including publishing trends and emerging information formats; library futures and trends in managing resources; access v ownership - resource sharing, document delivery and cooperative networks; copyright issues relating to managing collections; open access and institutional repositories; collection de-accessioning.
Preservation, collection storage capacity planning and library design for hybrid collections.

Textbook(s)

Johnson, Peggy 2018, Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 4th Edition

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Online moderated discussion boards, and other activities) 3 hours 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
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 2000 words 40% N/A
Report 3000 words 45% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Report 2000 words 40% N/A
Report 3000 words 45% 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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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
School of Information Technology and Mathematical
School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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