Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Electronic Publishing for Information Professionals
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  Assignment 1 - Essay approximately 2,000 words  40%
Semester Assessment Assignment 2  Proposal and Documentation 40% Website 20% Completed document (both parts) approximately 2,000 words  60%

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify quality criteria for electronic resources
  • Recognise good and bad Web sites
  • Explain the processes of publishing, particularly of electronic publishing
  • Explain editorial tasks and responsibilities
  • Show appreciation of all aspects of the management of a Web site
  • Demonstrate the mechanics of page production by developing a small Web site
  • Analyse and evaluate your own work.

Brief description

The Internet has brought the ability to publish within the reach of practically everyone and every institution. Libraries, at the information hub, find themselves ideally positioned to manage corporate Web sites as well as their own pages of information. As publishers, libraries must recognise the responsibilities that they take on. This module examines what is meant by electronic publishing and the means by which it can be successfully achieved, before moving on to the actual development of Web pages. It will show the need for quality in, and evaluation of, electronic resources and then go on to explain how to produce and maintain good-quality Internet resources.


This module is at CQFW Level 7