NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Information Technology|
|Offered by||Caulfield School of Information Technology|
The specialisation focuses on the design, development, implementation, management and use of library, archival and recordkeeping systems and services. It also addresses a range of professional and ethical issues, and includes a professional practice placement.
Library and information services units focus on:
Records and archives units prepare records managers and archivists for the digital age, focusing on the knowledge and skills required to ensure that vital records of organisational activities in all media are created, effectively managed and made accessible.
The goal of the library, archival and recordkeeping systems specialisation is to prepare students for professional practice as librarians, records managers, archivists and other information and knowledge professionals in business, government and community organisations. Depending on their qualifications and experience prior to graduate study and the nature of their elective study, graduates could be employed in a wide variety of information/knowledge-related roles, such as: information manager, information services manager, librarian, teacher librarian, community information officer, research analyst, indexer, cataloguer, metadata analyst, records manager, archivist, office systems manager, document manager, enterprise content manager, information architect, knowledge manager, chief information officer, chief knowledge officer.
In addition to the desirable generic graduate attributes identified by the University, graduates should be able to:
Graduates will have a sound theoretical knowledge of information management principles that will enable them to adapt readily to technological, organisational, and environmental change.
The specialisation is recognised as a professional qualification by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM) and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) and comprises the core units required for professional recognition by these organisations. Note that professional accreditation is dependent on unit choice. For further information about units required for accreditation by each professional body see: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/courses/accreditation.html
To qualify for a postgraduate award in business information systems with a specialisation in library, archival and recordkeeping systems students must complete any four of the units outlined below:
Students enrolled in course 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management should refer to the course entry for the sequence of units required to complete that course in this area of study.
* Special entry requirements apply; course director approval is required.