HKU LIM 圖書館資訊管理 TEXT

Introduction 簡介 必修 選修

MSc (Library and Information Management) programme is designed to prepare candidates for professional work in the information sector, the fastest growing area of the economy in Hong Kong and the world.
MSc[LIM] is a postgraduate degree awarded for the satisfactory completion of a prescribed programme in one of the following specialist strands: Librarianship, Information management, or Knowledge management.


Core Courses 必修課程 Top 至頂

Course/ Code Description
Leading and managing in the workplace (MLIM6206) This module introduces the history, development and potential of information professionals in libraries and other workplaces. The nature of information and the roles of library and information professionals are examined through the analysis of a range of information process and related models. Critical contemporary social, legal and ethical issues in the evolving information society are also explored.
Information behaviour (MLIM6319) This module examines the theory associated with information-seeking behaviour. The information seeking process is analysed and models explored that attempt to explain information behaviour. The concept of information literacy will be examined and analysed with particular attention to cognitive and affective issues.
Methods of research and enquiry (MLIM6025) This module introduces students to research methods, emphasising critical appraisal and understanding multiple approaches to conducting research. The module also examines the conceptualization, planning and conduct of small-scale research in the integration of information technology in library and information management settings.
Independent project (MLIM6322) The independent project of 4,000 to 5,000 words provides students with an opportunity to apply and extend their knowledge and skills developed through the programme and more specifically within their chosen area of specialism. The independent project enables students to extend what they have learnt in the programme to professional practices outside the University.
Dissertation (MLIM6810) The dissertation is of 15,000 to 18,000 words on an approved topic from a field of study. Candidates who opt to take the dissertation option may be required to participate in a series of dissertation seminars, and are required to present their work at a dissertation/project seminar.

Elective Courses 選修課程 Top 至頂

Course/ Code Description
Information Resources and Services (MLIM6201) This module introduces the global information environment and examines how libraries and information agencies facilitate access to a range of print and online information sources through identifying and locating information. Students will gain knowledge and expertise in analysing the information needs of customers, formulating research strategies, and identifying relevant resources. Reference materials in a variety of formats and the technical and mediation skills needed to proficiently accomplish this essential information service are discussed.
Literature for young people in a digital age (MLIM6202) This module provides an overview of the history of children’s literature with a discussion of major authors and contributors and an emphasis on contemporary literature for children and young adults. The impact of new technologies on the publication and use of children’s fiction and non-fiction are discussed. Interactive multimedia, online reading and digital libraries for children are evaluated.
Digital libraries: principles and applications (MLIM6203) This module introduces the motivation for digital library development and evolution of digital library collections and services. Various issues of digital library development like document types and formats, access strategies and interfaces, metadata and interoperability, economic and social policies, and collection management and system evaluation are examined.
Records management (MLIM6204) This module explores the philosophy of records management and presents the basic techniques and standards for managing records in organizations. The emphasis is on activities and methods relevant to storage, filing, retrieval, retention, preservation, and disposition of physical and electronic records, with legal and ethical considerations. The module also examines techniques and strategies to establish organization-wide records management programs for building information and knowledge repositories.
Teacher librarianship (MLIM6209) This module analyses the curricular and information leadership roles of the teacher librarian. Attention will be given to discussion of the role the teacher librarian with respect to the development of a whole school approach to information literacy. Collaborative Planning and Teaching (CPT) will be evaluated as the bridge between the teacher librarian, information services, inquiry based learning, and the adoption of an information literacy culture. The importance of the principal-teacher librarian relationship as a force for information leadership will be considered in light of the research evidence.
Preservation of information (MLIM6210) This module examines the physical nature of materials and the causes of deterioration. Techniques for promoting longevity; environmental control; storage and handling practices including data warehousing; and reformatting are explored and valuated. Preservation planning, disaster planning and recovery is addressed. Students are introduced to the conservation and preservation of archive materials in an online age, digitization program management and digitization technologies.
Knowledge management (MLIM6212) This module provides an overview of the concepts, theories, and practices of knowledge management (KM) in organizations and communities. Basic issues and approaches about knowledge creation, storage, sharing and application are examined. Techniques and tools for building a knowledge sharing culture and system are introduced. A special focus will be placed on KM programs development in practical situations.
e-Learning strategies and management (MLIM6311) This module explores issues relevant to the design and delivery of e-learning in educational or corporate contexts. The module explores learning management systems and other virtual environments to support teaching and learning. The module also examines issues concerning e-learning infrastructure, delivery systems, content management, standards, proprietary versus open-source software, virtual worlds, and challenges to successful e-learning implementation.
Collection management (MLIM6315) This module examines the methods used to build and evaluate library collections in a variety of media in all types of libraries with an emphasis on the selection process and the relationship to stakeholders’ information needs. Relationships between libraries and the publishing industry are discussed. Collection policy development is explored, linking collection policies to broader information policy issues such as designing digital and virtual libraries, building collaborative teaching resource databases of learning objects, and records management in electronic information environments.
Organising information (MLIM6316) This module introduces the theory and applications of information organization. Approaches to describing and representing information in a variety of formats are covered as well as the evolution of standards to include electronic formats and Internet resources. The focus is placed on how to represent and organize information using appropriate standards and techniques for effective information retrieval and content management.
Information retrieval theory and practice (MLIM6317) This module examines the information retrieval process from a theoretical and practical framework focusing on conceptual issues. The effective provision of access to information will be covered in the context of database structure and interface design, language issues, database selection, search strategies, evaluation of search results, information seeking behaviour and needs. The role of the information professional in information mediation is explored. Strategic searching, competitive intelligence and selected online systems are also explored.
Organisational learning (MLIM6328) This module explores the concept and processes of organisational learning. It examines the strategies and tools employed in creating and managing a learning organisation. Topics include managing chaos and complexity, organisational culture and change management, scenario planning, training and learning, unlearning, organisational memory, performance and evaluation of learning.

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