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IST1141 Information Agencies and Environment
Credit Points: 15

This unit will provide an introduction to the concept of information and to the processes whereby it is transferred in society. Different information agencies, particularly the various types of libraries, will be considered, as will the roles of people who work in these agencies. Socio-political and technological trends which are likely to shape the future of information services will be discussed, access, equity and ethical issues related to information services will be examined. Current issues in information provision such as privacy, censorship and freedom of information will be reviewed. This unit includes a practicum.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
M73Associate Degree of Science (Library Technology)
MAAAGAInformation Services Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009