|Semester||1 and 2|
|Contact||Lectures: 20 | Tutorials: 0 | Labs: 20
Assignments: 80 | Self study: 80
|Assessment||Students will complete an individual assignment in Semester 1 (50% of the marks) and an individual assignment in Semester 2 (50% of the marks).|
|Lecturer||Dr Diane Pennington|
This module aims to:
- provide students with an understanding of the theory involved in analysing, representing and organising knowledge;
- provide students with practical skills in the application of this theory to domains of knowledge;
- introduce students to the functionality of LMS and the construction of MARC records.
On completion of this module students will have obtained:
- an understanding of the theoretical principles involved in analysing, representing and organising knowledge;
- an understanding of the role of the organisation of knowledge and its application in library and information services;
- practical transferable skills in cataloguing, classification and other methods of organising and describing knowledge.
- Principles behind the organisation of knowledge, of document representation and of the universe of knowledge
- Theory and practice of vocabulary control, subject analysis, facet analysis, and other methods of representation
- Library-specific tools, standards and systems such as Library Management Systems (LMS), MARC, FRBR, RDA, LCSH, DDC and LCC
- Generalised tools and systems, including but not limited to thesauri, taxonomies, faceted classification, ontologies and tagging
- Metadata: Linked Data/RDF/Semantic Web, Dublin Core, and other schemas
Students will also complete a series of practical exercises in these areas during the labs.
* This list is indicative only – the class lecturer may recommend alternative reading material. Please do not purchase any of the reading material listed below until you have confirmed with the class lecturer that it will be used for this class.