INF452 Information Services Around the World (8)

The subject introduces the student to international information agencies, intercultural information concerns, and how information services differ between nations, covering a range of global information issues. Students will explore the information infrastructures of various countries and the influence of changing information and communication technologies on these infrastructures.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 studied INF331 or INF531.

Incompatible Subjects

INF331, INF531

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to think and write critically about international information issues;
  • be able to evaluate the role of libraries and other information agencies in different countries and cultures worldwide;
  • be able to compare information infrastructures and policies on an international scale;
  • be able to analyse and describe comparative and international research related to libraries and information agencies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Concept of Culture
  • Information Agencies Worldwide
  • National Information Agencies
  • International Agencies
  • Comparative Information Education and Research

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF452 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Country profile of information services
Comparative analysis of information services

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.