This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to populate and manage digital collections of information resources. It applies to individuals, working autonomously within established guidelines, with significant technical skills and knowledge in using, maintaining, improving and describing content and context of digital collections according to organisational and system guidelines.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - add to and remove resources from digital repositories using organisational policies and procedures, and ensuring the access and integrity of these, and; - create and edit metadata for digital repository resources. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify and describe access and preservation standards for digitisation; - discuss copyright, moral rights, digital rights management and intellectual property issues and legislation that impact digital repositories; - describe different digital file formats; - describe digital preservation techniques; - review information management principles for description and access; - maintain knowledge of current trends in digital repositories; - identify and describe licensing agreements covering digital resources; - reference metadata standards and systems used in Australian institutions, and; - review organisational procedures regarding digital repositories.

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