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The course will enable you to understand the development of, management of and access to collections which are essential to the operation of libraries and information centres, and to apply this understanding in specific types of libraries, to specific collections, and for specific purposes.
Collections are both physical and digital, and include digital and digitised resources, physical resources in a wide variety of formats, and published and unpublished resources.
Each collection is developed differently depending on the type and purpose of a library or information centre, the needs of its users, available budget, participation in consortia, etc.
Collections are managed to meet immediate information needs and longer-term cultural and heritage needs of a country and region.
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.
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.