INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery (8)

This subject examines the role that metadata plays in information retrieval across a range of information environments and search contexts. It focuses on the concepts and principles involved in describing information resources, and discusses how metadata element sets and value vocabularies should be designed and applied to optimise intellectual access. Students also consider issues around metadata sharing and the future of metadata creation.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
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
Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF425 or INF116

Subject Relationships
INF425 Paired SubjectINF116 It has content overlap.
Incompatable Subjects
INF116 INF425
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the central role of accurate description and analysis of information resources in successful information retrieval;
  • be able to relate different users' needs with the description of information resources and the information retrieval systems that serve these needs;
  • be able to create accurate metadata for effective retrieval of information resources in online information environments;
  • be able to apply selected metadata standards and schema to the creation of metadata for a wide range of information resources; and
  • be able to analyse and discuss different issues in the application of metadata standards in different contexts.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Information resources' attributes
  • Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
  • Metadata
  • Metadata standards and schemas
  • Metadata sharing and metadata quality
  • Vocabularies
  • Tools and systems of information retrieval
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.