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Library and Information Studies Unit - 1996


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HLA210/310 Information Sources

Covers skills in retrieval, analysis and management of information. Students are introduced to sources and providers of information. The concept of the 'information society' and the importance of information and its effective use are examined. Electronic sources of information, including CD-ROM, statistical databases, the Internet and a wide range of printed reference sources and archives are examined. The relationships and differences between printed and on-line information sources are explored. Particular emphasis is given to 'hands-on' experience in problem solving with various information sources. The unit incorporates an information retrieval project on a topic relevant to the individual student's academic program.

Special notes this unit may not be available in 1996 
teaching staff Mr DH Waters
campus & mode Hbt & Ltn, int
unit weight [10%]
teaching pattern sem 1 (Hbt), sem 2 (Ltn) - 2 hrs lectures and tutorials weekly (13 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment CD-ROM and Internet searching tests (15%), reference tools test (15%), information retrieval project (30%), exam (40%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







Mr DH Waters
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