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An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Information Design introduces essential principles of structuring information objects and using metadata to make them retrievable. You will explore a variety of topics including hypertext, document type definitions and schemas, automatic and derived indexing, indexing languages and standards, databases and subject analysis.
On completion of this unit you will understand the fundamentals of indexing tools and practice, and will be able to create metadata records suitable for a variety of information objects. You will also learn how to apply international standards to the production of bibliographic information, and will demonstrate an ability to contextualise technological applications against theoretical frameworks as related to the organisation and retrieval of information.
This unit is taught using a variety of instructional methods and resources, including podcasting, lecture capture, standard media, discussion forums and web links. Assessment takes the form of a learning journal, an investigative assignment and a range of exercises.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Information Design unit, the topics you will study will be laid out in your study materials.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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Working knowledge of Information Design is a key asset for students wishing to pursue a career in librarianship, archiving or records management. By learning modern theories and methodologies related to the creation of structured and retrievable information objects, you will have the opportunity to pursue a variety of career paths in areas such as administration and local government. This postgraduate unit in Information Design is a core requirement of three postgraduate degrees: the Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, the Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives and the Master of Information Management. All three courses are provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, and are professionally accredited by relevant bodies.
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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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This online Master of Information Studies course will cultivate advanced information and knowledge management skills, including a specialisation.