Collection Management in Libraries

LIS506

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.

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    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

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and include digital and digitised resources, physical resources in a wide variety of formats, and published and unpublished resources.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.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Discuss the range and context of collections including types, formats, their value and governance.
  • Compare and evaluate the processes used in building and developing different types of library collections including selection and acquisition procedures for physical and digital formats.
  • Explain the management of collections including collection assessment, funding, policies, standards, legislation, bibliographic control, cultural and other factors, such as storage, conservation and organisation.
  • Discuss access to collections including circulating and non-circulating collections, electronic access, e-licensing (books and journals), and taking into account cultural, heritage and other contexts.

Assessment

100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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18 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022
19 Feb 2023
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Dec
2023
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Mar
Apr
May
Jun
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying