INF452 Information Services Around the World (8)


The subject introduces the student to international information agencies, intercultural information concerns, and how information services differ between nations, covering a range of global information issues. Students will explore the information infrastructures of various countries and the influence of changing information and communication technologies on these infrastructures.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF452
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 studied INF331 or INF531.
Incompatible subject(s)
INF331 INF531

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to think and write critically about international information issues;
  • be able to evaluate the role of libraries and other information agencies in different countries and cultures worldwide;
  • be able to compare information infrastructures and policies on an international scale;
  • be able to analyse and describe comparative and international research related to libraries and information agencies.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Concept of Culture
  • Information Agencies Worldwide
  • National Information Agencies
  • International Agencies
  • Comparative Information Education and Research


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.