15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This core module explores the organisational principles to facilitate the effective storage, search and retrieval of information and knowledge to meet users┐ needs and domain requirements. Beginning with the challenges faced by those tasked with organising, the module considers the fundamental concepts, processes and issues that relate to the identification, organisation, maintenance and disposal of information and knowledge within various domains including galleries, libraries, archives, museums, businesses and online. A critical, evaluative and theoretical approach is adopted to ensure the module┐s learning outcomes transfer to students┐ future studies and careers.

Staff Contact: Dr. Peter Stordy
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Interim Portfolio Assessment
WebCT resources are available for this module

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