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IMS3616 - Information access

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Graeme Johanson


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Introduces students to major categories of information resources in all media and their accessability through a variety of user interfaces. Consideration is given to the provision of reference and information services in a variety of library settings, information needs and seeking behaviour of different user groups. It also covers the conduct and policy of the selection, purchase, and licensing functions of libraries; the management of collections; provision of lending, document supply and photocopying services; preservation of resources; and the impact of co-operative frameworks. It also explores the emergent concept of the virtual library.


Examination: 3 hours (50%) +
Other assessment modes (50%)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


36 credit points of 1st year units or equivalent


LAR3650, LAR3652, LAR4650, IMS5016