Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Electronic Library
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 5 Hours. 5 x 50 minutes
Lecture 2 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 4 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1,500 words  Project Work:  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to:

  • explain what is meant by the term 'The Electronic Library' ;
  • summarise the principles of information seeking in an electronic environment;
  • demonstrate an ability to browse and search on a variety of electronic information services;
  • analyse the procedure in the selection, implementation, operation and evauation of library management systems for the control, of circulation, cataloguing, serials and acquisition of materials;
  • be aware of techniques for educating anf trainign users of electonic information resources.

Brief description

The ability to access electronic information resources worldwide via the Web, the advent of electronic document delivery systems and the emergence of electronic journals are just some of the recent developments that affect all users and seekers of information and, particularly, LIS professionals. LIS staff have to make access to such services available to their users and to be able to integrate them with the management of local library holdings. It is necessary for LIS professionals to be aware of current developments and to be able to implement appropriate systems in their place of work and then make users aware of relevant services and information sources. This module will cover such developments through a mixture of practical exercises, seminars and lectures.


This module is at CQFW Level 6