|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Other||Primarily self directed, open learning but also utilising seminars/ tutorials and practical sessions.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report - 1, 000 words||40%|
|Semester Assessment||Practical project - equivalent 2,000 words||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Re submission - Report - 1, 000 words||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Re submission - Practical project - equivalent 2,000 words||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Outline the roles of document description in information retrieval.
* Describe and discuss the significance for cataloguers of the elements and features of a bibliographic record.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of cataloguing / bibliographic description.
* Explain and exemplify the role of rules for cataloguing / bibliographic description
* Explain and exemplify the role of machine readable coding.
* Apply rules for cataloguing and coding, to a variety of documentary formats.
Despite rapid developments in information and communications technology in recent years, and the related proliferation of information in both print and electronic form, the need for the description of a range of information formats, using established and consistent rules, is a important as ever for effective information retrieval. This module aims to introduce students to the essential principles and basic skills of cataloguing to provide them with flexible and transferable skills and knowledge useful in many aspects of information work.
Applications in different IR systems and for different information materials
Nature and role of rules and codes
Representing descriptive details
Formats for descriptive details, and records overall
Representing names and identifying access points
Coding cataloguing decisions
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Participation in electronic discussion areas, involving tutor and other students|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Will develop new skills and reinforce existing ones|
|Information Technology||Integral to the learning medium, material; and the practical assessment|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The skills are most relevant to ¿newer¿ information professionals¿ typical responsibilities|
|Problem solving||Central to assessment in terms of the creation of original bibliographic descriptions|
|Research skills||Developed by reading and investigation of specific cataloguing standards for completion of assignment|
|Subject Specific Skills||The module focuses on a particular, highly transferable subject specific skill as recognized by the professional body CILIP|
|Team work||Encouraged via class room discussion and practical work|
This module is at CQFW Level 6