Conservation and Preservation

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Curtin University’s online Conservation and Preservation unit provides an understanding of copyright law and digital preservation, and teaches students to identify the major causes of deterioration of information-bearing media, describe the current techniques used to combat such deterioration, evaluate the preservation needs of an information centre, and develop a preservation program accordingly.

Upon completion of this unit, delivered by Open Universities Australia, you should be able to understand the issues involved in the transition of paper assets to digital information, and manage the lifecycle and long-term preservation of this information. You will also learn how to research and contextualise the practical application and theoretical issues raised by evolving technological tools in the long-term preservation of corporate information. This module is assessed by a combination of exercises (30%), presentation (30%), and a report (40%).

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, Curtin University
  • Master of Information Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Curtin University

Areas of study

In this information conservation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Preservation and conservation
  • Digital preservation
  • Designing a preservation program

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, Curtin University
  • Master of Information Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Curtin University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

In this unit you will learn how to implement a digital information preservation program, understand copyright law and manage the lifecycle of digital information. These skills are invaluable in any corporate environment where data protection and preservation is an issue, in archiving and records management, library and information services, and the media.

You will gain presentation and report-writing skills and develop knowledge of professional practice, which are crucial skills in the information management field. You will also develop your logical reasoning skills and learn to think creatively to generate innovative solutions for a wide range of information management issues.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Conservation and Preservation from Curtin University
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

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