INF435 Collections (8)

This subject focuses on the management of appropriate information resources for organisations and communities, with particular emphasis on the 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
Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
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 INF201 or  INF210

Not available to students who have completed INF414

Subject Relationships
INF210 Paired SubjectINF414 Similar contentINF201 Similar content
Incompatable Subjects
INF201 INF210 INF414
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the needs of collection stakeholders in a professional context;
  • be able to critically reflect on historical, contemporary, and emerging trends and issues relevant to collection development practices;
  • be able to apply relevant professional understanding to the selection and acquisition of information resources;
  • be able to exhibit ethical decision making and reasoning to identify creative solutions to issues such as access, censorship, budgeting, outsourcing and cooperative resource provision; and
  • be able to demonstrate a professional understanding of complex 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
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.