Module Identifier IL31910  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy Tedd  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Alan Wheatley  
Pre-Requisite IL31610  
Course delivery Lecture   2 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
  Practical   5 Hours 5 x 50 minutes  
  Practical   5 Hours  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  
  Project work   1,500 words   50%  

Brief description
Developments such as the People's Network (which involves UK public libraries in delivering the benefits of lifelong learning using information and communcations technologies), the Distrubuted National Electronic Resource (a managed environment for accessing quality assured infromation resources on the Internet which are available from many sources), the electronic publishing of books and journals, and linked Internet and intranet technologies will greatlyaffect professional staff working in library and information units. The phrase "The Electronic Library" (or "The Digital Library") is often used to refer to the processes of providing users access to a range of electronic information resources. Computer systems have been used for many years to assist with the acquisition, description and use of printed information sources within a library or information centre and nowadays, various techniques are used to provide access to the vast range of electronic information resources available worldwide via the Internet or, within an organisation, via an intranet.

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

This module will cover such developments through a mixture of practical exercises, self study of appropriate materials, seminars and lectures.