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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5126

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
167062

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with the theoretical foundations, knowledge, and skills in metadata creation, enrichment and application using Dublin Core for libraries and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) for archives.

Course content

Theories, principles, and practices of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) XML standard and Dublin Core Metadata element set; encoding finding aids, vocabulary for resource description; metadata element sets and value vocabularies design, evaluation and application to optimise intellectual access; issues around metadata sharing, metadata quality, Linked Data, and the future of metadata creation.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hrs x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online (online resources, moderated discussions, and other online interactions) 3 hrs 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 20% Weekly
Compare and contrast Dublin Core and EAD on print and electronic resources 2000 words 35% N/A
Build a finding aid encoded with EAD or Dublin Core including documentation. 2000 words 45% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 20% Weekly
Compare and contrast Dublin Core and EAD on print and electronic resources 2000 words 35% N/A
Build a finding aid encoded with EAD or Dublin Core including documentation. 2000 words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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.

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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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