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BSBLIB508
Analyse and describe information resources

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and describe information resources in a range of formats so customers can easily retrieve information.

It applies to individuals who possess significant technical skills and knowledge to analyse and describe information materials according to national and international standards. Work is undertaken autonomously, within established guidelines.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Evidence Required

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Identify description requirements

1.1 Identify scope and likely use of resources

1.2 Assess customer requirements and expectations, including special needs

1.3 Determine appropriate type and structure of descriptions

2 Analyse resources

2.1 Use analysis and description tools and standards, precedents and techniques appropriate to the nature of the resources, including indexes

2.2 Analyse subject content of resources to clearly distinguish significant information from minor references

2.3 Integrate established general concepts and principles of description and knowledge of relevant standards, authorities and legislations.

2.4 Ensure concepts derived from analysis of resources are appropriate in context of the subject field

3 Describe resources and format descriptions

3.1 Create descriptions that represent concepts appropriately and reflect the overall purpose and intended use of the description

3.2 Conform format of description to general conventions

3.3 Develop a reference structure of descriptors to display relationships to assist customers

3.4 Enhance description to meet identified customer needs

4 Review description practices and procedures

4.1 In consultation with colleagues, review description practices and procedures to ensure they take account of industry developments and meet customer needs

4.2 Take appropriate action within scope of individual responsibility to enhance description practices and procedures

4.3 Check descriptions regularly for internal consistency and compliance with established structure, rules and authorities

Evidence of the ability to:

use tools, standards and communication skills to analyse and describe resources appropriately and satisfy customer requirements

demonstrate use of current industry systems to analyse and describe a range of different resources.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

apply principles of subject access to a specific resource

demonstrate application of principles of thesauruses used in indexing

compare and contrast types of indexes and abstracts

demonstrate application of abstracting and indexing standards and methods, including descriptions and crossreferencing of access points and descriptors

describe methods for allocating major and minor descriptors to information resources

describe methods for matching reference structure to suit customer needs

describe methods for enhancing subject access through indexing

evaluate monitoring and review processes for indexes and abstracts.

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the Library – Information Management field of work and include access to:

relevant policies and procedures manuals

relevant thesauruses and database programs and resources to index and abstract

industry software packages.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Identify description requirements

1.1 Identify scope and likely use of resources

1.2 Assess customer requirements and expectations, including special needs

1.3 Determine appropriate type and structure of descriptions

2 Analyse resources

2.1 Use analysis and description tools and standards, precedents and techniques appropriate to the nature of the resources, including indexes

2.2 Analyse subject content of resources to clearly distinguish significant information from minor references

2.3 Integrate established general concepts and principles of description and knowledge of relevant standards, authorities and legislations.

2.4 Ensure concepts derived from analysis of resources are appropriate in context of the subject field

3 Describe resources and format descriptions

3.1 Create descriptions that represent concepts appropriately and reflect the overall purpose and intended use of the description

3.2 Conform format of description to general conventions

3.3 Develop a reference structure of descriptors to display relationships to assist customers

3.4 Enhance description to meet identified customer needs

4 Review description practices and procedures

4.1 In consultation with colleagues, review description practices and procedures to ensure they take account of industry developments and meet customer needs

4.2 Take appropriate action within scope of individual responsibility to enhance description practices and procedures

4.3 Check descriptions regularly for internal consistency and compliance with established structure, rules and authorities

Evidence of the ability to:

use tools, standards and communication skills to analyse and describe resources appropriately and satisfy customer requirements

demonstrate use of current industry systems to analyse and describe a range of different resources.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

apply principles of subject access to a specific resource

demonstrate application of principles of thesauruses used in indexing

compare and contrast types of indexes and abstracts

demonstrate application of abstracting and indexing standards and methods, including descriptions and crossreferencing of access points and descriptors

describe methods for allocating major and minor descriptors to information resources

describe methods for matching reference structure to suit customer needs

describe methods for enhancing subject access through indexing

evaluate monitoring and review processes for indexes and abstracts.

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the Library – Information Management field of work and include access to:

relevant policies and procedures manuals

relevant thesauruses and database programs and resources to index and abstract

industry software packages.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Identify scope and likely use of resources 
Assess customer requirements and expectations, including special needs 
Determine appropriate type and structure of descriptions 
Use analysis and description tools and standards, precedents and techniques appropriate to the nature of the resources, including indexes 
Analyse subject content of resources to clearly distinguish significant information from minor references 
Integrate established general concepts and principles of description and knowledge of relevant standards, authorities and legislations. 
Ensure concepts derived from analysis of resources are appropriate in context of the subject field 
Create descriptions that represent concepts appropriately and reflect the overall purpose and intended use of the description 
Conform format of description to general conventions 
Develop a reference structure of descriptors to display relationships to assist customers 
Enhance description to meet identified customer needs 
In consultation with colleagues, review description practices and procedures to ensure they take account of industry developments and meet customer needs 
Take appropriate action within scope of individual responsibility to enhance description practices and procedures 
Check descriptions regularly for internal consistency and compliance with established structure, rules and authorities 

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