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University of Malta

Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences

Knowledge and Information Management (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2016)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (20 ECTS credits), students are required to register for 6 ECTS credits in elective study-units on offer during the year.

In addition to the study-units (26 ECTS credits) taken from the Knowledge and Information Management area, students are reminded that during their first year of study they are required to register for 26 ECTS credits from their other area and also for 8 ECTS credits in optional credits, which may be taken from any area of study.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIA1325 Knowledge and Information Science: Approaches, Frameworks and Theories 4 ECTS
LIS1010 Information Case Studies and Practices 4 ECTS
LIS1100 Introduction to ICT for Information Professionals 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

LIS1011 Research Methods 4 ECTS
LIS1211 Recordkeeping Theory, Principles and Processes 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIA1326 History of Information: Ideas, Infrastructures and Institutions 4 ECTS
LIS1410 Cataloguing and Bibliographic Management 1 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to time-table constraints.

LIS1212 Introduction to Electronic Records Management 4 ECTS
LIS1312 Malta-Related Archives and Records 6 ECTS
LIS1411 Intellectual Control of Records 4 ECTS
LIS1332 Bibliographical Control 6 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

LIS1101 Digital Libraries 4 ECTS
LIS1213 Digital Archives 6 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits of which:
26 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory units (28 ECTS credits) taken from the Knowledge and Information Management area, students are reminded that during their second year of study they are required to register for at least 26 ECTS credits from their other area and also for optional study-units which may be taken from any area of study to cover the total of 60 ECTS credits throughout the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIA2325 Records and Information Governance and Management 4 ECTS
LIS1230 Collection Development 4 ECTS
LIS2612 Management in the Information Sector 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

LIS1011* Research Methods 4 ECTS
LIS2224 Information Sectors 4 ECTS
LIS2420 Archives Management 4 ECTS
LIS2555 Palaeography and Diplomatics 4 ECTS
LIS2721** Special Topic 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CGS2005 Human Information Behaviour 4 ECTS
LIA1518 Basics of Library Classification and Subject Indexing 4 ECTS
LIA2326 The Information Professions 4 ECTS
LIS2413 Collective Memory Institutions, History and Society 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

LIS2112 Archival Description 4 ECTS
LIS2412 Library Services to Children and Young Adults 4 ECTS
LIS2505 Analysis, Design and Management of Systems for Information Professionals 6 ECTS
LIS2611 Preservation Studies 4 ECTS
LIS2721** Special Topic 4 ECTS

* Students who already registered for LIS1011 during their first year are required to choose another optional study-unit.

** Before registering for study-unit LIS2721, students are required to check its availability with the Student Helpdesk.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60ECTS credits of which:
28 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
at least 26 ECTS credits in the other area
The rest as optional study-units to cover the total of 60 ECTS credits throughout the year.

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (20 ECTS credits), students are required to register for at least 6 ECTS credits in elective study-units on offer during the year.

In addition to the study-units (26 ECTS credits) taken from the Knowledge and Information Management area, students are reminded that during their third year of study they are required to register for 28 ECTS credits from their other area and also for optional study-units which may be taken from any area of study to cover the total of 60 ECTS credits throughout the year.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIA3325 Knowledge Management and the Role of Libraries 4 ECTS
LIS2223 Print and Digital Publishing 4 ECTS
LIS3311 Legal Issues in Memory Institutions 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIS3110 Cataloguing and Bibliographic Management 2 4 ECTS
LIS3111 Advanced Archival Description 4 ECTS
LIS3511 Managing Electronic Records 6 ECTS
LIS3515 Digital Literacy and Web 2.0 5 ECTS
LIS3711* Special Topic 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIA3864 Synoptic Issues 1: Library and Information 4 ECTS (NC)
LIA3865 Synoptic Issues 2: Archives and Records 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIS3001 Research Seminar 6 ECTS
LIS3331 Specialised Archives 4 ECTS
LIS3510 Library Services for Users with Special Needs 5 ECTS
LIS3710 Aspects of Melitensia 4 ECTS
LIS3711* Special Topic 5 ECTS

* Before registering for study-unit LIS3711, students are required to check its availability with the Student Helpdesk.



Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
at least 26 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
28 ECTS credits in the other area
The rest as optional study-units to cover the total of 60 ECTS credits throughout the year.

Requirement for award of Bachelor of Knowledge and Information Management: 180 ECTS credits.

 
Last Updated: 1 June 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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