Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF 11
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An Information Architect decides on the most appropriate way information should be labelled and organised as well as the most effective navigation methods to support effective Information Retrieval and, ultimately, to support the organisation’s business objectives.
This module will give you the ability to identify and explain the principles that underlie the labelling and structuring of information in a wide variety of contexts. It will provide opportunities to apply hands on methods to these principles in realistic scenarios by creating the navigation structure of an imaginary portal.
- Principles of Knowledge Organisation
- Document analysis
- Vocabulary control
- Indexing techniques
- Thesaurus Construction
- Faceted Classification
- Introduction to Ontologies
- Corporate taxonomies
- Introduction to relevant mark-up languages
- Elements of Information Design for website interface
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You will learn through a mix of online study material, interactive work and self-guided study. Attendance at the University is therefore not required.
This module will be assessed by an exercise requiring the design of a corporate taxonomy to be embedded in the portal of an imaginary organisation.
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Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
The course is ideal for students who possess an undergraduate honours degree in any discipline.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, will need either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
This module is part of the Information and Library Studies course and the Information Management course which are both accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
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Applications close 1 week prior to the start of the module.
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