Module Identifier IL31910  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
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  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  
  Project work   1,500 words   50%  

Brief description

The ability to access electronic information resources worldwide via the Web, the advent of electronic document delivery systems and the emergence of electronic journals are just some of the recent developments that affect all users and seekers of information and, particularly, LIS professionals. LIS staff have to make access to such services available to their users and to be able to integrate them with the management of local library holdings. It is necessary for LIS professionals to be aware of current developments and to be able to implement appropriate systems in their place of work and then make users aware of relevant services and information sources. This module will cover such developments through a mixture of practical exercises, seminars and lectures.