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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5079

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
101671

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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)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

To develop students' skills and knowledge to analyse, fulfil and support informational needs of users of information services.

Course content

Determining user informational needs, locating and evaluating informational resources, expert searching techniques, information seeking behaviour and information literacy, managing and evaluating information retrieval services and trends.

Textbook(s)

Cassell, Kay Ann, and Hiremath, Uma 2018, Reference and Information Services: An introduction, 4th, ALA Neal-Schuman, Chicago

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
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
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% Varied
Report 2500 words 40% N/A
Project 3000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
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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.

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