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Library & Information Studies

As we approach the second decade of the 21st century, our society places an ever-growing demand on professionals to operate in a digital and information management environment and to possess advanced subject knowledge in different industries.  The changing nature of society has brought a growing demand for knowledge and information at work, in education and in daily life. Librarians, information managers, archivists, knowledge managers and many other information professionals are meeting that demand by providing effective access to information resources and services.

Library and Information Studies provides a range of career opportunities for students interested in those sectors. Available courses are in information and library management, teacher-librarianship, digital information management, knowledge management, conservation and preservation.

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This programme aims to provide vocational training for library assistants and those working in children's and / or school libraries.This English class shares a common examination with the Chinese class.

Contents of the programme:
Part 1  Library Services and Procedures
Part 2  General Library Principles and Practice
Part 3  Children’s and School Libraries
Part 4  Practical Lessons and Visits to Libraries

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Start 26 SEP 2017 (TUE)
Duration 1 year and 0 month
課程為圖書館助理、兒童圖書館及學校圖書館從業員提供職業訓練,讓學員能掌握日常工作的技巧,成為圖書館及資訊行業的人才。中文班和英文班學員將參與同一期終試。
課程內容:
1. 圖書館服務與工作程序
2. 一般圖書館原理及實務
3. 兒童圖書館及學校圖書館
4. 實習課及參觀圖書館
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開課日期 2017年9月28日 (星期四)
修業期 1年
A properly set up and managed archives ensures that authentic and reliable historical records are preserved to document the major development and history of an organization.
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Start 19 SEP 2017 (TUE)
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$10,600

無論對內或對外,圖書館及資訊管理人員在工作上均需運用恰當的中文溝通技巧。香港已回歸十多年,中文地位愈益重要,圖書館管理員以中文溝通的機會亦愈來愈多,如與國內及台灣的圖書館、書商交流等。本課程乃針對圖書館管理員在職場上須以中文溝通的需要,專為他們提供全面的中文傳意訓練。本課程分為「基礎篇」與「工作篇」兩部分,通過情景教學法模擬工作情景,訓練學員在各個工作場合上的中文傳意技巧,以提升中文溝通能力。

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開課日期 2018年2月7日 (星期三)
修業期 12個星期
Charles Sturt University, Australia
This distance-learning course, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia, is supplemented by local tutorials. It is for those interested in the field of library, information, records, archives and knowledge management.
 
The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association and other international library associations.
 
Exemption will be granted to graduates of Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management.
 
Upon completion of 13 8-credit subjects and 2 practical subjects, students can exit with an intermediate award of Advanced Diploma in Library and Information Science awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.
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Start To be advised
Duration 24 months to 48 months
Fee HK$11,100* per 8 credit point subject; HK$5,550* per 4 credit point subject.

HK$122,100* (for HDLIM graduates)
HK$266,400* (for Non HDLIM graduates)
Actual course fee will be assessed on the number of subjects required.

* Subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Graduate Diploma of Information Studies (GDIS) is the Intermediate Exit Award of Master of Information Studies. It provides students with in-depth understanding of the contemporary information environment and competencies for performing in a variety of information sectors.
 
This distance learning programme, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, is supplemented by local tutorials. The obtained qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association.
 
Students having bachelor's degree in non-library discipline choosing to exit with GDIS need to complete seven core subjects and two practical subjects.
 
Diploma in Teacher Librarianship holders will receive special credit exemption.
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Start To be advised
Duration 28 months
Fee For Master of Information Studies:
HK$13,500* per 8 credit points subject

For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies:
HK$13,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$6,750* per 4 credit points subject

* Subject to review at the time of enrolment

The tuition fee is paid by subjects per session (3 sessions in a year).
This course aims to provide library and information professionals with an overview on the structure and coding schema of RDA, the difference between new data environments and existing records created under AACR2 rules; and to develop their judgment in deciding on data conversion from AACR2 to RDA for effective discovery of information.
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Start 07 APR 2018 (SAT)
Duration 6 weeks
With the development of computer technology, networks and information retrieval tools on the Internet, users can access information from their desktop computers. This programme aims to guide students to be aware of the current issues on planning, organising digital information on a digital library and know how to maintain a digital library / information centre in different information agencies in order to provide users with an effective way of retrieving wanted information.
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Start 07 FEB 2018 (WED)
Duration 4 months
This course is particularly suited to professionals and paraprofessionals with little experience in classification. It will provide students with basic knowledge on the structure of Library of Congress Classification. Classes will be a combination of lectures and in-class exercises.
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Start 04 APR 2018 (WED)
Duration 6 weeks
This course is particularly suited to professionals and paraprofessionals with some experiences in cataloguing non-print materials. It will provide students with basic skills to catalogue both sound recordings and video recordings on MARC-based automated systems, and their effects on access to resources. Classes will be a combination of lectures and in-class exercises.
 
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Start 06 APR 2018 (FRI)
Duration 4 weeks