ETL505 Describing and Analysing Education Resources (8)

This subject introduces students to the principles and processes of analysing and describing resources within the school context. It examines traditional and emerging means of providing access to learning resources, and the application of metadata standards to ensure effective information organisation. While the focus is on schools, the broad principles apply to a variety of information environments.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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:
  • be able to understand the importance of effective organisation of learning resources for successful information retrieval;
  • be able to understand the relationship between information retrieval systems and the description and analysis of resources;
  • be able to apply national and international metadata standards; and
  • be able to utilise these standards to provide effective access to information for the school community.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The need for information resource description
  • Tools and systems
  • Metadata standards including Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • Vocabularies
  • Design and flow of information
  • Future trends in information organisation
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.