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Evidence and metadata ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Prof S McKemmish

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to undertake appraisal and description/metadata tasks within contemporary and historical recordkeeping systems and structures, including electronic recordkeeping systems. The unit looks at the justifications for recordkeeping, functional requirements for evidence, implementation environments, appraisal including functional analysis, policy formulation including the development of strategies and tactics, and the use of descriptive metadata in a range of recordkeeping activities related to the storage, recall and dissemination of records. The records continuum model and theory provide a conceptual base for the unit.

Assessment: Examination: 2 hours (50%) + Other assessment modes (50%)

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: IMS2102 or IMS2603 and 12 credit points of IMS 2nd year units or equivalent

Prohibitions: LAR3631, LAR4631, IMS5010