Knowledge Organisation Systems

LIS603

This online library course presents the concepts of knowledge organisation, including aspects such as metadata, cataloguing and resource description, and subject analysis (classification, subject indexing, thesauri, taxonomies, ontologies, tags and folksonomies, functional document classification).

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    20
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    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

These concepts underpin the storage, accessibility, physical and virtual organisation, contextualisation, and retrieval of knowledge, information and documents across the wider information professions.

The course shows how these concepts are applied to the organisation of knowledge, information and documents within systems, for purposes such as libraries, archives, recordkeeping, databases and directories.

It explains the design and management of knowledge organisation systems, using the concepts of knowledge organisation, in various situations and for various purposes. It also enables students to understand how to evaluate technologies for knowledge organisation in the light of the needs of their clients.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Compare and discuss different concepts that can be used to organise knowledge.
  • Apply these concepts to the organisation of knowledge, information and documents within knowledge organisation systems.
  • Design and develop a small database using open-source software.
  • Demonstrate how to manage databases commonly used as knowledge organisation systems.
  • Evaluate technology-based products, systems and services that manage knowledge, information and/or documents, in the light of the needs of a particular organisation.

Assessment

This course is 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:

Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying