Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Knowledge and Information Management (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 6 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

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
LIS1211 Recordkeeping Theory, Principles and Processes 4 ECTS

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

ELP1106 Advanced English Writing Skills 2 ECTS
ENG1426 English Writing Skills 2 ECTS
LIA1111 Records Management for Public Administration 4 ECTS
LIS1011 Research Methods 4 ECTS
LIS1100 Introduction to ICT for Information Professionals 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.

LIA1313 Maltese Archival and Manuscript Collections 4 ECTS
LIS1212 Introduction to Electronic Records Management 4 ECTS
LIS1332 Bibliographical Control 6 ECTS
LIS1411 Intellectual Control of Records 4 ECTS




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

YEAR TWO

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
LIS1321 Reference Sources and Information Literacy 4 ECTS
LIS2612 Management in the Information Sector 4 ECTS

Recommended Optional Units

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)

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

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

** Study-unit LIS2112 is required for those students who intend to register for study-unit LIS3111 during their third year.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
28 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
26 ECTS credits in the other area
6 ECTS credits as optional study-units

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 18 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

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

LIA3325 Knowledge Management and the Role of Libraries 4 ECTS
LIS2223 Print and Digital Publishing 4 ECTS
LIS3110 Cataloguing and Bibliographic Management 2 4 ECTS
LIS3111 Advanced Archival Description 4 ECTS
LIS3311 Legal Issues in Memory Institutions 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:
26 ECTS credits in Knowledge and Information Management
28 ECTS credits in the other area
6 ECTS credits in optional study-units.

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

 
Last Updated: 9 March 2020
 
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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