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The Conservation and Preservation unit is provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University. Studied online over a 13-week period, students will explore the problem of deteriorating materials in the workplace and learn the appropriate strategies and techniques to deal with this problem. These will range from practical low-cost solutions that may be implemented in every kind of working environment, to strategies that can only be administered at a national, sometimes even international, level. You will learn to evaluate the varying needs of different workplaces and identify any problems with their information-bearing media. Students will also learn how to correctly preserve and manage digital information. Assessment will be made based on exercises (30%), a presentation (30%) and a report (40%). ______
This unit assumes substantial prior knowledge, including completion of relevant level 1 and 2 units.
In this Conservation and Preservation unit, the topics you will study will be provided in your unit outline.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By studying this unit, students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the conservation and preservation of information in the workplace. By identifying any problems that are present, you will then be able to utilise your knowledge of current practices and techniques to counteract such deterioration. Become competent in evaluating the preservation needs of an information centre and developing a program tailored to those needs. Furthermore, you will be able to identify whether the problems need to be rectified by implementing low-cost actions that can be used in all kinds of working environments, or whether you need to use strategies at a national or international level.
Upon completing this unit as part of a broader program of study, students will be well placed to pursue a career in a library or other workplace where information-bearing media is utilised.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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