Digital Libraries

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

Enter the exciting world of digital technology with this Digital Libraries unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University. This online unit will teach you about how technology is driving change within the library environment, from influencing the way information is handled to transforming the relationship between libraries and their users.

You will learn about key web-based platforms and resources, and will develop skills relating to the management and preservation of digital information. By the end of this unit, you will be able to articulate the impact of digitisation on library information and services, as well as make the most of technology on a practical level.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • You must have successfully completed the unit Collection Management

AND

  • Be accepted into the Master of Information Management You cannot enrol in this unit if you have already completed it, or an academic equivalent.

Areas of study

Students will be provided with a list of topics in their unit outline.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Information Management, 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?

As technology continues to shape the way we live and work, it is vital for those who manage library information to understand the role that digital technologies plays. By successfully completing this unit, you will be equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to help ensure data is managed and preserved effectively in today’s digital environment. You may wish to use these skills to excel in your current role, or to progress further up the career ladder within your organisation.

Once you have completed this unit, you could also be one step closer to achieving a Master of Information Management, which offers you the opportunity for professional recognition by the Australian Society of Archivists, the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA), and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Digital Libraries 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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