Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies
Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies is the study of selecting, acquiring, organising, storing and facilitating the use of collections of information, and locating, identifying and assessing cultural heritage resources.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of different methods and practices in library and information management, the methods of selecting and organising library resources, and the technology used in the storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. It also involves analysing cultural materials, preserving artefacts and planning exhibitions.
Courses in Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies develop skills in:
- conserving and exhibiting artefacts of cultural importance
- identifying and meeting the information needs of individuals, groups and organisations
- managing and maintaining information collections
- using various technologies and media for recording, storing and retrieving information
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Librarianship and Information Management
- Curatorial Studies
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Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.