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Advanced Topics in Library and Information Services ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)



Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: This unit is designed to provide students with strategic knowledge and understanding of the role of libraries in contemporary organisations and society, and exposure to the latest thinking, developments, best practice and research initiatives within the LIS field. Emphasis will be placed on exploring key issues, challenges, and trends relating to the effective management, delivery and performance of library and information services in electronic, networked environments. Students will be equipped with understandings, knowledge, strategies, and skills which will enable them to develop and implement effective solutions that meet these challenges, and also plan for the future.

Assessment: Research paper: 40% Class presentation: 20% Supervised assessment: 40%

Contact Hours: 3 contact hours per week

Prerequisites: Must have completed Part A of the Master of Information Systems