Victoria Business School

Information Studies

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.

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This subject is taught by the School of Information Management.

Overview

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, may 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 modern information 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, some scheduled classes are delivered at a central city location.

Students interested in this subject should also review the courses and qualifications available within Information Management.

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Postgraduate programmes

Career opportunities

An information management qualification sets you on course to organise information, whether you are employed as a librarian, archivist, or records manager.

The Information Studies Programmes offer broadly-based, technology focused qualifications for information professionals, with content and structure evolving to reflect rapid changes in information and technologies.

How to find out more

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 for more information:

Dr Brenda Chawner
IST Programmes Director
Phone: 0-4-463 5780
Email: brenda.chawner@vuw.ac.nz

SIM Administration
Level 5, Rutherford House
Phone: 04-463 5103
Email: sim@vuw.ac.nz

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List of courses


500 Level Courses

INFO 520 – Information and Society

INFO 521 – Management in Information Services

INFO 523 – Information Resources and Client Services

INFO 525 – Digital Technologies for Information Professionals

INFO 527 – Representing and Organising Information in Context

INFO 528 – Research Methods for Information Management Environments

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 540 – Preservation Management in Libraries and Archives

INFO 541 – Electronic Publishing Issues and Opportunities

INFO 542 – Management of Library Services

INFO 543 – Digital Curation

INFO 544 – Online Searching

INFO 545 – Advanced Information Technology for Information Managers

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 561 – Special Topic: Web and Intranet Content Management

INFO 580 – Research Project

LIBR 591 – Thesis


600 Level Courses

LIBR 690 – Librarianship for PhD