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Information access ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: G Johanson

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2005 (OCL)

Synopsis: Introduces students to major categories of information resources in all media and their accessability through a variety of user interfaces. Consideration is given to the provision of reference and information services in a variety of library settings, information needs and seeking behaviour of different user groups. It also covers the conduct and policy of the selection, purchase, and licensing functions of libraries; the management of collections; provision of lending, document supply and photocopying services; preservation of resources; and the impact of co-operative frameworks. It also explores the emergent concept of the virtual library.

Assessment: Assignments: 50% + Formal Supervised Assessment: 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: IMS9049 or equivalent

Corequisites: IMS9049 or equivalent

Prohibitions: LAR3650, LAR3652, LAR4650