INF210 Collections (8)


This subject focuses on the management of appropriate information resources for organisations and communities, with particular emphasis on physical and digital materials required to achieve the goals of libraries, archives and related organisations. Attention is given to the assessment of needs, selection, acquisition, evaluation, ethics and deselection of resources, and issues such as policy formulation, budgeting, cooperative resource provision, outsourcing, preservation, electronic publishing and space planning.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF210
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 in the Master of Information Studies. Not available to students who have completed subjects INF201, INF435 and INF414.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
INF201 INF414 INF435 INF201 Similar content
INF435 Paired Subject
INF414 Similar content

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and discuss the needs of collection stakeholders;
  • be able to analyse historical, contemporary, and emerging trends and issues relevant to collection development practices;
  • be able to explain issues relating to the selection and acquisition of information resources;
  • be able to exhibit ethical decision making and reasoning to identify solutions to issues such as access, censorship, budgeting, outsourcing and cooperative resource provision; and
  • be able to analyse and synthesise issues associated with disaster management and preservation of collections.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The collections environment
  • Collection development policies
  • Collection materials
  • Collection management


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.