Fact, Fiction and Fraud in the Digital Age: Project

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Length: 1500-2000 words for all students. Due date: Monday 8 November 2004.

Focus of project

You are an information consultant and are required to submit an expression of interest for the design and construction of a subject gateway in <insert your domain here>. Alternatively you may submit an expression of interest for the redesign of an existing gateway or for an organisation's intranet. The gateway will cover both online and print, primary and secondary resources in the selected domain.

Time will be allocated to discuss the project in the tutorials from week 9. You should email tfac@austehc.unimelb.edu.au by Friday 15 October 2004 with details of the subject gateway you wish to work on. All emails should begin with the code TFAC in the subject line and any emails containing attachments will be deleted unread.


Firstly, you should make sure that you understand what a subject gateway is. See references for Lecture 4 Pushers and Pullers on the Web.

Secondly, you need to ensure that your expression of interest for the subject gateway has a strategy to deal with resources that are not available on the web.

Thirdly, you must address how your gateway will meet minimum functional requirements for web based design as mentioned in the lectures, i.e. The four Cs - Citability, Coherence, Communicability and Compliance.

Your Expression of Interest should:



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