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Information resources: organisation ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: K Tanner

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: Principles and standards for intellectual access to information resources. Standards governing description, distribution and access to information at the local and global levels, with respect to AACR2, subject headings lists, indexing and thesaurus construction, classification schemes, MARC and the Dublin Core metadata. The effects of economic, social and technological factors on the development of bibliographic networks and cataloguing operations. The application and use of major bibliographic tools and utilities for organising records on a bibliographic network.

Assessment: Three practical assignments using cataloguing tools: 50% + Successful completion of hands-on experience of online cataloguing: 20% + Examination (3 hours): 30%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prohibitions: IMS5017, LAR4651