Module Identifier IL30410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite IL10510 Normally IL10510 and IL10610 are required pre-requisites., IL10610  
Course delivery Lecture   8 Hours One hour most weeks  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours One hour seminar or practical session per week  
  Practical   4 Hours 4 x 1 hour  
  Practical   4 Hours  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  
  Project work     50%  

Brief description
Taking as its starting point the nature of business itself, the course first explores how and why business needs and uses information. The aim is then to develop a critical awareness of those sources which report on the commercial environment including knowledge of their origin, content, and role. Through practical work and seminars between the lectures, using a range of mainly electronimc resources, participants gain practical business information retrieval and interpretation skills.

To gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment.

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

Reading Lists
M A Lowe. (1999) Business Information at Work. Aslib, London