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UL Bachelor Of Information Studies Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Limpopo (UL) Bachelor Of Information Studies.

School of LangCom Information Studies (Post-Graduate Studies)

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HIGHER DIPLOMA

General Rules: Postgraduate

A student must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree other than in Information Studies and must have obtained 60% in a major subject/learning programme.

Duration – One year

Students must do, and report on, four weeks’ supervised practical work in a recognised library/information centre.

Students earn a practical mark during the year of study.

HD INF MODULES

INST 511

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

4 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

The Information profession, Information Studies in relation to Library Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Cybernetics and Communication, Conceptual foundations, Practical computer literacy, Information user studies, Information usage, Information seeking behavior, Information production, Communications technology, Information providers.

Assessment

Assessment criteria: Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes computer laboratory practical test on the Internet and Online Public Access (OPAC), class exercises and presentations, tests, group activities, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 521

INFORMATION SOCIETY: ISSUES AND TRENDS

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

Types of information societies (urban, rural and industrial), Information for development (information literacy challenges), Growth of knowledge, Social aspects of information, Economics of information, Legal and spatial aspects, Psychological aspects, Technological, Cultural, Health and welfare aspects.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 531

ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION SOURCES

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

Principles of collection building and developing libraries, Collection development policies, Community analysis and assessment, Selection aids and tools, Cooperative collection developments and resource sharing, Publishing procedures of information sources and collection management.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

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INST 541

ORGANIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

Introduction to cataloguing and classification, bibliographic classification and bibliographic control, purpose and functions of cataloguing and classification, classification concepts and principles, bibliographic classification schemes, Dewey decimal scheme, Library of Congress Scheme, Universal Decimal schemes, Bliss scheme, Colon scheme, practical applications of classification, classification and computers (web Dewey), catalogue format, catalogue entries, International Standard Book Description (ISBD) consortia in cataloguing, descriptive cataloguing, subject cataloguing strategies, computerised cataloguing( SABINET), co-operative cataloguing).

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 551

ADVANCED INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

Practical work on cataloguing using Anglo American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) and classification using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Online cataloguing and Online Dewey.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 561

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

Library systems, systems development cycle, computer based and information system, computer security and control, networks, information resource management and knowledge management.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 571

INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

1

Contents

Value of indexing in Information Retrieval, Types and functions of indexing, Indexing techniques and procedures, Coordination of indexing, Quality control, Vocabulary control, Automatic/computer assisted indexing and in electronic environment, Methods and procedures of abstracting, Evaluating indexing and abstracting services

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

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INST 581

PRACTICUM

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

3 Weeks in June / December

Post Semester

Contents

ONE DAY orientation trip to a library and a Practicum for at least three weeks at any type of library.

Assessment

Formative assessment. Final assessment equivalent portfolio

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 512

MANAGEMENT OF LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

4 x 45 minutes

2

Contents

Verbal communication (indigenous knowledge/oral information systems), Written communication, Aims, Objectives & functions of libraries, Public libraries, University libraries, School libraries, National libraries, Special libraries, Resource centres, Museums, Archives, Art galleries, Documentation centres, Mass media, Paperless media, Resource sharing, Marketing and customer care.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark).The formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 522

INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2

Contents

Information control and access, Indexes and abstracts, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Biographical sources, Geographical sources, Ready reference sources, Serial publications information sources by form of material-Grey literature, Special collections, Audiovisual materials, Electronic reference source, Reference services in different types of libraries, Current awareness services.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark).The formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

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INST 542

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF LIS

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2

Contents

Functions of management, Communication and communication model, Organising, Staffing, Directing, Coordination, Strategic planning in LIS, Budgeting, Administration of library services and modern trends in LIS.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation(60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). The formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 552

COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2

Contents

Area Librarianship, Foreign librarianship, International librarianship, and Comparative librarianship, Comparative methods in librarianship and library systems, Librarianship in developing countries, Major national and international organizations in librarianship and information work, Problems faced by LIS professionals and potential solutions, Literacy campaigns and public libraries, Multicultural librarianship in South Africa.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). The formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and class presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hours paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree.

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

 

INST 582

RESEARCH

Credits: 8.5

Lectures per week

Practicals per week

Tutorials per week

Semester

2 x 45 minutes

2

Contents

Library systems, Systems development cycle, Computer based and information system, Computer security and control, Networks, Information resource management and knowledge management.

Assessment

Formative continuous evaluation (60% of final mark) with a final summative evaluation (40% of final mark). Formative evaluation includes tests, assignments, and oral presentations. The summative assessment consists of a 3 hour paper.

Entry Assumptions

Any Bachelor degree .

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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