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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).
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.
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.
This course is 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.