Audiovisual materials have specialised management requirements in terms of collection development, intellectual control, access and preservation because of their very nature. This subject considers a range of contexts, comparing systems that have been developed specifically for these media with those adapted from library, archival or museum approaches. It also examines how policies, criteria and mechanisms have been devised to ensure appropriate coverage of evidential and research material in line with organisational objectives. Practical sessions focus on the complexities of providing access to audiovisual materials, from individual research requests through to product development and marketing.
School of Information Studies
This subject builds on the understanding established in INF430. While not essential to undertake INF430 prior to INF432, it would be beneficial for students with no relevant professional experience to do INF430 before this subject.
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