|Module Title||THE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY|
|Co-ordinator||Mrs Lucy Tedd|
|Other staff||Mr Alan Wheatley|
|Course delivery||Lecture||2 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours|
|Practical||5 Hours 5 x 50 minutes|
|Project work||1,500 words||50%|
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.