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Connecting People and Information PG (8113.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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    In this unit students will gain an understanding of the major categories of information resources in all media, how they are accessed and how libraries and other information agencies provide access to these resources for their clients through purchase, licensing and the development of support services. With a particular emphasis on digital formats, the unit considers the information professional as part of a research team; explores issues in information provision, such as censorship and information misuse; barriers to information flow; needs, wants and demands of clients; information services such as information alerts; and the information-seeking behaviour of people. The information professionals role in client sense-making, education and information literacy is examined.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Undertake an analysis of the information needs of an organisation or other client base;

    2. Develop and maintain resources and services that support client needs;

    3. Develop appropriate search strategies;

    4. Understand approaches to information-seeking behaviour;

    5. Conduct a reference interview or develop an online equivalent;

    6. Understand the implications of identified issues in information provision;

    7. Recognise and address barriers to and inequalities in information flow;

    8. Understand the use of systems and technologies in developing information services;

    9. Develop an information literacy program; and

    10. Evaluate information resources and services.

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