ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is an elective unit for the Diploma of Library and Information Services. The unit provides the skills and knowledge required to populate and maintain digital collections of information resources. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Determine types and functions of various digital repositories
  • Review organisational procedures on digital repositories to ensure consistency with organisational policies
  • Assess risks associated with digital repositories and refer to appropriate personnel as required
  • Manage resources for digital repositories, including locating and verifying resources to add to the digital repository
  • Understand the procedures and permissions for collecting and accessing digital resources
  • Add resources to the digital repository using suitable software applications and equipment
  • Maintain digital resources to ensure access and integrity
  • Manage metadata for digital repositories, including creating and editing descriptive, technical and administrative metadata for digital repository resources

HOW THIS UNIT RELATES TO YOUR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES CAREER

This unit typically applies to a person working in a Library and Information Services context, who is preserving, converting and ensuring the accessibility of original source material (such as printed text, images, video or audio) into digital information for future generations.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to a library and information services workplace context, but also to any other workplace environments dealing with digital collections or repositories.

For further information on this unit visit training.gov.au