The study of selecting, acquiring, organising, storing and facilitating the use of collections of information, and locating, identifying and assessing cultural heritage resources. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of different methods and practices in library and information management, the methods of selecting and organising library resources, and the technology used in the storage, retrieval and dissemination of information. It also involves analysing cultural materials, preserving artefacts and planning exhibitions.
Librarianship, Information Management and Curatorial Studies develops skills in:
- conserving and exhibiting artefacts of cultural importance
- identifying and meeting the information needs of individuals, groups and organisations
- managing and maintaining information collections
- using various technologies and media for recording, storing and retrieving information.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics