INF318 Community Histories

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: One session
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Community Histories introduces strategies for the development and promotion of local history and archive collections, examining the role these histories play in preserving the history and identity of a local community.

With a focus on the role of local libraries in collecting, preserving and maintaining collections, this unit provides guidance on the policies and practices used to achieve these aims with relation to the management of physical records such as local newspapers, oral history, photographs and other paper-based material, memorabilia and digital media such as websites, blogs and digital images.

This online unit also explores the importance of archives to organisations, and the challenges faced in the preservation and retention of relevant documents.

Delivered online by Charles Sturt University, this unit underlines the importance of archives and collections and the increasing role that digital objects have in recording history.

Eligibility

Not available to students who have already completed INF518 Community Histories.

Areas of study

In this information studies unit, the topics you will cover include:

  • The local history context
  • Traditional history collections
  • The digital impact on local history collections
  • Promotion of and support for local history collections

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Learning outcomes

This unit provides foundational knowledge for those interested in information technology, recordkeeping and archival work. By covering strategies, policies and practices for the preservation of local history collections and archives, this unit offers preparation for a career in information services at the local level, or as part of an organisation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in INF318 Community Histories (8 points) from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.

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Financial assistance

All CSU units are full-fee paying. Students will be required to pay their tuition fees upfront, and will receive advice about payment options upon acceptance into the unit.

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