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Master of Science in Library and Information Management

Programme Structure

Requirement for completion of the MSc(LIM)

  • Three core modules and
  • Either
    • An Independent Project (equivalent to 1 module), 3 modules from a specialist strand and 3 elective modules

        or

    • A Dissertation (equivalent to 3 modules), 3 modules from a specialist strand and 1 elective module

 

Core Modules

  • Leading and managing in the workplace
  • Library and information science foundation
  • Methods of research and enquiry

 

Specialist strands and their modules

Librarianship

  • Information resources and services
  • Literature for young people in a digital age
  • Digital libraries: principles and applications
  • Teacher librarianship
  • Preservation of information
  • Collection management
  • Organising information
  • Information retrieval theory and practice
  • Information behaviour
  • Knowledge taxonomies
  • Digital literacies
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Project management

 

Information management

  • Information resources and services
  • Records management
  • Preservation of information
  • Organising information
  • Information retrieval theory and practice
  • Information behaviour
  • Digital literacies
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Management information systems
  • Project management

 

Knowledge management

  • Knowledge management
  • e-learning strategies and management
  • Organisational learning
  • Knowledge taxonomies
  • Internship in library and information management
  • Management information systems
  • Project management

 

Archives and records management

 

Data science

  • Data science and learning analytics
  • Data curation
  • System analysis and development: models and methods

 

Elective modules

Candidates opting for the project mode are required to complete three elective modules which have not been taken previously as the specialist modules whereas candidates opting for the dissertation mode are required to complete one elective module “Research seminars and workshops”.   Not all elective modules will necessarily be offered every year. 

 

The programme learning outcomes can be obtained here.

Details of each specialist strands can be obtained here.

For module descriptions, please click here.

 

Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. Application for CEF has to be made before the commencement date of the reimbursable modules. Details can be found at http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.

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