Module Identifier IL10820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Rheinallt Llwyd  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Gwilym Huws  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours 15 x 1 hour lectures  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours 2 hour written examination.   50%  
  Essay   1 essay of 3,000 words Choose ONE of the following topics - 1. Why do you think that the book has not begun ‘a slow but steady decline into oblivion’ as predicted by many observers over the last twenty five years? 2. “The mass media are part and parcel of our daily lives” (Jeremy Turnstall). Discuss. 3. How do the conditions of storage of library materials affect the preservation of those materials? Marking Criteria Definition of topic area and evidence of background research - 10% Collection and presentation of information including appropriate references - 15% Analysis and evaluation of information - 15% Presentational aspect and bibliography - 10%   40%  
  Practical exercise   Assessed seminar exercises   10%  
Further details  

Brief description
The evolution of different types of recorded information and the role of its producers and distributors. Libraries and information units are analysed in terms of types, historical development, government, finance and political context.

Throughout history the production and dissemination of information has been an important feature of most
civilisations and for centuries the methods used to record and transmit that information changed very slowly. By
now, however, the world of information as it is often referred to is a rapidly changing one as more innovative
methods are being used to communication information.

The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the main types of recorded information and the major
producers and providers of information in contemporary UK society.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this module, you should be able to: