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APPLIED INFORMATION SCIENCE

Practical Portfolio - AIS3705
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS2601, AIS2602, AIS2603, AIS2604, AIS2605, INS2601, INS2602 & INS2603 Co-requisite: INS2701 or INS2089
Purpose: To provide students the opportunity to display their knowledge and skills of the Information Science practice in a portfolio.
Information Science Entrepreneurship - AIS3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To develop the students' awareness of alternative career opportunities in a changing information environment by equipping them with the necessary entrepreneurial skills to function as information entrepreneurs.
Information and Knowledge Entrepreneurship - AIS3717
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Of this module is to introduce the principles, skills and knowledge required to be an information and knowledge entrepreneur, to outline the process for developing and implementing business plans and proposals for knowledge-based initiatives, and to offer insights into the nature of knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The module seeks to create an awareness of the changing information environment and the opportunities that exist for students with a background in information science.
Introducing Applied Information Science - AIS1501
Higher Certificate,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the library as information agency in general, as well as into different types of library and information services in particular.
Advanced Information and Knowledge Management - HAI4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with: (a) a sound understanding of the key issues in information and knowledge management in a variety of contexts; (b) the capacity to interpret, evaluate, judge and apply the concepts, principles and techniques of knowledge and information management; (c) the ability to create an environment for safely discovering and using information and knowledge for competitive advantage; (d) the ability to think critically and epistemologically when dealing real-life challenges in the information society and the new knowledge economy.
Introducing Information Records and Sources - AIS1503
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the contents of various types of printed, electronic and internet-based information records, as well as the application of knowledge and skills in evaluating and utilising information resources.
Information Technology for the Organisation and Retrieval - HAI4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with: (a) a sound understanding of the key issues of information organisation and retrieval, including information application practices in professional, as well as everyday life contexts; (b) the capacity to develop solutions to challenges posed to the effective implementation of information organisation and retrieval as a useful tool; (c) the ability to think critically and holistically when applying information organisation and retrieval systems when developing information products and services.
Using the Internet as a Reference Tool - AIS1601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the necessary theoretical knowledge to understand and apply the use of the Internet applications within the library and Information service environment and also acquire the skills to access and distribute information sources via a number of Internet applications.
Advanced Aspects of user Studies and Collection Development - HAI4803
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with: (a) The theoretical knowledge and different viewpoints regarding user needs and behaviour in service rendering, amongst others in collection building and other user services; (b) the competence to apply this theoretical knowledge on particular user groups or a particular user by means of their own empirical research.
Introducing Management in Libraries and Information Centres - AIS1602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concept of management in libraries and information centres. The module will cover what the management of libraries and information centres entails, what management is, and briefly what management does. A student qualified in this module will understand how management functions apply in a library or information centre.
Research Report in Information Science - HRINS81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: A research report on a topic selected by the student in cooperation with the lecturer. The purpose of this module is to equip students with: (a) a sound understanding of the key issues regarding the conduct of research and professional presentation of research findings in a variety of contexts; (b) the capacity to interpret, evaluate, judge and apply principles and techniques of the scientific methods of inquiry and presentation of data; (c) the ability to engage independently in the research process and present the findings in an academic research report; (d) the ability to think critically and holistically when dealing real-life challenges when conducting research and presenting research reports.
Bibliographic Control, Basic Descriptive Cataloguing and Classification - AIS2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS1503 or AIS103F
Purpose: To introduce students to the concept of bibliographic control and equip them with basic skills to enable them to organize information sources in order to facilitate access to and retrieval of information.
Learning How to Provide Reference Services - AIS2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS1503 or AIS103F
Purpose: To introduce knowledge and skills required to offer personal assistance in reference work by using the latest information and communication technologies and other reference tools to access information effectively.
Describing Library user Group and Meeting their Needs - AIS2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS1503 or AIS103F
Purpose: To manage and develop information resources according to user needs in a multimedia and electronic environment.
Utilising Electronic Library Systems and Services - AIS2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS1503 or AIS103F Co-requisite: AIS1601 or AIS104G
Purpose: To equip students with competence and expertise to apply their knowledge of electronic library systems in the information era and the design and utilisation of databases in different contexts in the library and information sector. The use of document management systems will also be discussed.
Developing and Managing Information Collections - AIS2605
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS1501 & AIS1503 or AIS101D & AIS103F
Purpose: To manage and develop information resources according to user needs in a multimedia and electronic environment.
Descriptive Cataloguing - AIS3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS2601 or AIS202H
Purpose: To provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical descriptive cataloguing skills needed to do original cataloguing through the application of the international standard, the Anglo-American cataloguing rules (AACR2R),
Subject Organisation - AIS3702
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AIS2601 or AIS202H
Purpose: To provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical subject analysis skills needed to do subject organisation through the application of the international standard, the Dewey decimal classification as well as the assigning of verbal subject headings through the application of an international standard, the Sears list of subject headings
Serving the user in Library and Information Practice - AIS3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to develop and design user guidance and outreach services for users and to provide professional user services to satisfy the needs of various types of information users in a multicultural context.
Applying Research Methodology in Information Science - AIS3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with the theoretical knowledge, including practical steps involved in the process of conducting research and writing a research report in the library and information science field.