INF448 Value-Added Information Services (8)


This subject discusses the importance of information in decision-making and ways in which information professionals can enhance the value of information. It introduces a range of information access sources including library portals and subject databases. In seeking information, students are expected to go beyond traditional sources, such as libraries and the internet. Students develop their own feasibility topics for investigation and present a value-added report relating to their findings.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF448
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF325 or INF538.
Incompatible subject(s)
INF325 INF538

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand the role of an information professional in a non traditional information environment;
  • be able to identify, critique and put into practice strategies for working with clients in a consulting role;
  • be able to analyse and synthesis information sources, and respond creatively to current emerging trends in information services provision;
  • be able to critically evaluate the provision of information services in designated discipline areas; and
  • be able to design, develop and effectively engage with the value adding process in critically analysing information for a client.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Information as a product
  • Role of information in decision making
  • Information value
  • Business information sources and services
  • Analysing information
  • Customising and presenting information


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.