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FIT3125

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit develops understanding of the fundamental principles, concepts and standards that guide the development of information organisation and retrieval systems and web-based information architectures. It deals with standards governing description, distribution and access to information locally and globally cataloguing, indexing, thesaurus construction, classification and metadata for knowledge discovery. It examines the effects of economic, social and technological factors on the development of bibliographic networks and cataloguing operations. Practical sessions deal with the use of major bibliographic tools, schemes and systems for information organisation.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand the key principles, concepts and standards that guide the development of information organisation and retrieval systems and web-based information architectures;
  • have skills in applying standard cataloguing, classification, indexing, thesaurus construction, and knowledge discovery metadata schemes and tools;
  • have developed experience in interacting with selected bibliographic utilities/ networks, and in using bibliographic software; and
  • be able to develop systems for organising information and facilitating access to information resources in physical collections or digital/web-based repositories.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Sue McKemmish

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prerequisites

Completion of 36 credit points at level 1 or equivalent

Prohibitions

FIT5106, IMS3617, IMS5017, LAR3651

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit3125/