Module Identifier DS31910  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy A Tedd  
Semester Available all semesters  
Pre-Requisite IL31610  
Course delivery Practical   5 Hours 5 x 50 minutes  
  Lecture   2 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Project Work: 1,500 words50%

Learning outcomes

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

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.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Andrew Large, Lucy, A. Tedd and R.J. Hartley (1999) Information seeking in the online age: principles and practice. Londond: Bower Saur


This module is at CQFW Level 6