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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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Contents >> Field of Education Structure and Definitions >> Definitions >> 09 Society and Culture >> 0913 Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies

NARROW FIELD 0913 LIBRARIANSHIP, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND CURATORIAL STUDIES

LIBRARIANSHIP, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND CURATORIAL STUDIES is the study of selecting, acquiring, organising, storing and facilitating the use of collections of information, and locating, identifying and assessing cultural heritage resources.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of different methods and practices in library and information management, the methods of selecting and organising library resources, and the technology used in the storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. It also involves analysing cultural materials, preserving artefacts and planning exhibitions.

Courses in Narrow Field 0913 Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies develop skills in:
. conserving and exhibiting artefacts of cultural importance
. identifying and meeting the information needs of individuals, groups and organisations
. managing and maintaining information collections
. using various technologies and media for recording, storing and retrieving information

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

091301  Librarianship and Information Management
091303  Curatorial Studies



091301 Librarianship and Information Management

Librarianship and Information Management is the study of selecting, acquiring, organising and storing collections of information, and facilitating the use of information.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. archival studies
. cataloguing and classifications
. collection management
. information retrieval and dissemination
. library administration
. records management


091303 Curatorial Studies

Curatorial Studies is the study of locating, identifying and assessing cultural heritage resources.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. conservation of objects
. exhibition planning
. museography
. museology

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