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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 course aims to provide an overview on cataloguing of printed monographs following Anglo American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd revised edition, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Classification, the New Chinese Classification Scheme (Lai Yung-hsiang) and Library of Congress subject headings.
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Start 01 MAR 2018 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks

The programme is suited to prepare professionals or administrators who have to take their leadership in preparing and continuing  the implementation of Knowledge Management in the areas of organising and improving knowledge capturing, creation, application and sharing in their organisations. Various aspects of knowledge management as well as the application of technology in this field will be covered. Participants will experience the use of tools in knowledge management, such as After Action Review, Action Learning and Knowledge Creation. Current practices of various KM Models will be discussed. Case studies will be used and examples of local organisations will be shared. 

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Start 10 APR 2018 (TUE)
Duration 4 months
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 To be advised
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$10,600
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Master of Information Studies provides students with in-depth understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary information environment.

This distance learning programme, offered in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia, is supplemented by local tutorials. The obtained academic qualification has full recognition by Australian Library and Information Association and internationally by other library associations.

Graduate Diploma of Information Studies is the Intermediate Exit Award of Master of Information Studies.

Credit exemption would be given to students with relevant academic qualifications in library and information management and / or working experience.

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Start 26 FEB 2018 (MON)
Duration 16 months to 44 months
Fee For Master of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject

For Graduate Diploma of Information Studies:
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$7,250* 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).
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 Graduate Diploma of Information Studies (i.e. MIS core subjects)::
HK$14,500* per 8 credit points subject / HK$7,250* 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).
The programme is designed for archivists or those engaging in records management related functions who wish to update their professional knowledge and skills, widen their international exposure and obtain an academic qualification for their profession. All lectures and seminars are conducted by academics and archives specialists that are prominent experts in the subjects they teach.
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Start 19 NOV 2018 (MON)
Duration 3 weeks
Fee Overseas students : HK$13,800
Local students : HK$13,800
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$12,000* per 8 credit point subject; HK$6,000* per 4 credit point subject.

HK$132,000* (for HDLIM graduates)
HK$288,000* (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).
This course aims to develop teacher librarians in the skills and knowledge to manage a school library, to build up resources for curriculum development, to assist in teaching and learning and to cultivate in students the attributes of independent inquiry skills. It also develops teacher librarians with personal and professional competencies in resources planning, management and discovery, collaboration among different users, leadership, as well as use of information technology and research methods.
 
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Start 02 OCT 2018 (TUE)
Duration 2 years
本課程旨在教授學員書籍的釘裝結構、紙張特性、紙本書的釘裝和修補方法,用以應付圖書館的日常書籍維修工作。課程中亦包含古書維護的基本理論。
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開課日期 2018年9月30日 (星期日)
修業期 6個月
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 2018年9月27日 (星期四)
修業期 1年