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FIT5087

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit relates to the fundamental role of recordkeeping professionals in society - to provide access to recorded information in the form of essential evidence of social and organisational activity for business, commercial, governmental, social, and cultural purposes. It covers the role of recordkeeping in society and organisations, functional requirements for evidence, the formulation of recordkeeping policy, strategies and tactics, the establishment of recordkeeping regimes, business functional analysis, appraisal and disposal, the development of metadata schemas and their implementation in recordkeeping systems.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • explain the role of records and archives in organisations and society;
  • recognise and distinguish theories and models relating to recordkeeping and archiving;
  • identify and specify recordkeeping and archiving requirements relating to the creation, management, accessibility and use of records as evidence of social and organisational activity in a range of business, community and social contexts;
  • contribute to the development of appraisal, metadata management, access and use programs in relation to contemporary and historical recordkeeping systems and digital electronic recordkeeping systems; and
  • contribute to the formulation of appraisal and metadata management, access and use policies, strategies, tactics and tools with reference to international and national standards and best practice, and the needs of all stakeholders.

Assessment

In-semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:

  • Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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