The Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) leads to a professionally recognised qualification in librarianship and records management and archives. The degree covers the ability to locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information, gives an understanding of theoretical foundations of information creation and management, especially in a technological environment, and the processes and materials of professional work, in order to meet the needs of client and industry groups. The two majors must be taken together as a double major.
Students are required to take four elective subjects. We recommend these subjects are from the same discipline area which should be outside Information Studies. Students may choose to study one of the recommended elective subject groups listed or an alternative four subjects may be selected. Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree from any year in any field should instead study one of the shorter Postgraduate degrees (Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies or Master of Information Management). Please see the information at http://www.open.edu.au/courses/arts/pgrd .