Course Title: Information Organization

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Information Organization

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

INTE2489

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

INTE2490

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

LIBR1018

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

LIBR1019

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr Sue Reynolds

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1310

Course Coordinator Email: sue.reynolds@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 8, Room 32, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday-Friday by appointment, telephone or email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge LIBR1085 Information Discovery


Course Description

All information professionals must understand the ways in which information is organised for retrieval and be able to communicate this knowledge to information seekers. This course will enable you to understand how information organisation and retrieval is carried out by professionals in the information sector. The course will develop knowledge and practical skills in resource description and subject analysis (cataloguing and classification) and explore broad approaches to information organisation.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Explain and apply the key principles, concepts and standards of information seeking and use of retrieval systems in information organisations
  2. Identify and discuss the importance of information technology and architecture to determine the structure, design and flows of information which adhere to recognized usability and accessibility guidelines
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork skills to work collaboratively with information technology service providers
  4. Create accurate and standards-driven metadata for enhanced and persistent access to and retrieval of information resources in an online information environment


Overview of Learning Activities

You will experience a variety of learning experiences, online or face-to-face, from a range of possible activities including discussion, reading, case studies, guest speakers, lectures, experiential learning and class exercises. Lectures and tutorial activities are designed to introduce a variety of issues relevant to the organisation of information and access to it in a variety of information settings.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes, assessment details and a study schedule, you may also be provided with links to relevant online information, readings, audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and made available to you as required during the teaching period.
If you are a face-to-face student you will need a mobile computing device for use in Building 80, both in class time and in the building generally.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online and by individual consultation as required.