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This course will enable you to understand the variety of organisations that create, record, store and provide access to information, and the changing role they play in Aotearoa New Zealand and the global society.
This includes the types and diversity of libraries, archives, records and information centres and museums, and the types and diversity of information professionals and professional associations working in them.
This course also outlines both the history and the future of library and information organisations and the foundational beliefs and values that frame practice, including a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
For more information watch the course introduction video below.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
What is information?
Library and information organisations in society
Library and Information organisations and professionals in society, in local, national and global contexts
100% internally assessed
No textbooks are required for this course
Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.