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This subject is taught by the School of Information Management.
Are you an emerging information professional looking for a career in libraries, archives or records management? Graduates seeking employment in these areas, or in the corporate information sector, require Master's level education in the complex disciplines governing information storage and retrieval, information management and communication.
The Master of Information Studies offers professional education in these three disciplines, based on a core set of courses incorporating management, information technology and research methods. Victoria's Information Studies Programmes give a thorough, research-based grounding in information technology and knowledge organisation, oriented to the needs of New Zealand information professionals.
A flexible learning approach enables you to study on campus in Wellington, or anywhere in New Zealand through Web-based learning, high quality course material, audio conferences, and Internet resources. In Auckland, the programme delivery is varied, including some scheduled classes delivered at a convenient city location. Tutorials are also delivered in other centres according to demand.
Students interested in this subject should also review the courses and qualifications available within Information Management.
- Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Information Studies
- Master of Information Studies
- MA in Library and Information Studies—administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- PhD in Library and Information Studies
An information management qualification sets you on course to organise the knowledge content of the twenty-first century, whether you are employed as a librarian, archivist, records manager or knowledge/information professional.
The Information Studies Programmes offer broadly-based, technology focused qualifications for information professionals, with content and structure evolving to reflect the rapidly changing field of information and communication technologies.
You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.
Victoria's Student Recruitment and Course Advice Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Faculty of Commerce Student Services Office (Victoria Business School) for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
Contact the School of Information Management
Dr Brenda Chawner
IST Programmes Director
Phone: 0-4-463 5780
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103
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|500 Level Courses|
INFO 520 – Information and Society
INFO 521 – Management in Information Services
INFO 523 – Information Resources and Client Services
INFO 530 – Maori Information Sources
INFO 531 – Resources for New Zealand Studies
INFO 532 – Health Information
INFO 533 – Services to Specific Groups
INFO 534 – Archival Systems
INFO 535 – Managing Current Records
INFO 536 – Books and the Information Society
INFO 538 – Practicum
INFO 542 – Management of Library Services
INFO 543 – Digital Curation
INFO 544 – Online Searching
INFO 546 – Bibliographic Organisation
INFO 547 – Managing Digital Collections
INFO 551 – Approved Course of Study
INFO 552 – Approved Course of Study
INFO 553 – Approved Course of Study
INFO 554 – Approved Course of Study
INFO 560 – Special Topic: Information Culture
INFO 580 – Research Project
LIBR 591 – Thesis
|600 Level Courses|
LIBR 690 – Librarianship for PhD