INF430 Audiovisual Archiving (8)

Audiovisual media have given rise to entirely new forms of expression through recording, communicating and entertaining. While sharing intellectual, physical and contextual characteristics with traditional media, they have distinctive physical formats and storage needs and can only be comprehended via appropriate technology. Their management must take into account traditional principles and methods of managing information resources, and new principles, methods and paradigms arising from the nature of the audiovisual media themselves. This subject provides an overview of the discipline, including its history, philosophy and ethics, the development of and models for audiovisual archives, and international organisations responsible for audiovisual heritage.

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Session 1 (30)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF430. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • discuss the history and nature of audiovisual media
  • explain the underlying rationale for collecting, preserving, and providing access to audiovisual materials
  • describe the structures, strategies and skills by which audiovisual management activities are pursued
  • discuss underlying values, principles, ethics, and legalities
  • provide a perspective on the future of audiovisual management as well as the past.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- theoretical concepts, philosophy, terminology, concepts, legalities and ethics of audiovisual archiving - history of audiovisual media - development of and models for audiovisual archives and similar media-based institutions - international organisations with responsibility for audiovisual heritage.


Current Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.