Information Issues

Course code 72370

  Course is not currently open for enrolment

This course will enable you to: analyse and evaluate contemporary issues in the provision of library and information services, including technology, biculturalism, funding, ethics, accountability, the commercial value of information and copyright; identify major areas of change; and propose future directions for the profession. It is designed for those already working in the information industry.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

On successfully completing this course you will be able to

  • Identify major areas of change brought about by the information society, with particular reference to information technology
  • Analyse and evaluate contemporary issues that are emerging from this society and which affect the provision of library, records and archives information services
  • Examine the challenges facing librarians, records managers and archivists to establish their professions as viable, dynamic and future-oriented.


There are no set texts for this course.

Other requirements

Access to a computer and the Internet.


This course is 100% internally assessed.

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