Module Identifier DSM1320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Judith E Preston  
Semester Available all semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay 2,500 words  50%
Semester Assessment Report 2,500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

Upon completing this module it is expected that you will be able to show:

Brief description

The module consists of a total of eight units designed to develop the subject in a way that moves from the overall international and national financial contexts to the evaluation of service provision, in terms of Value For Money and Total Quality Management. The units will include participating study with opportunities to respond within the text and to undertake some self-assessment. Although the units are not written from any one specialist point of view they do expect that students at this level will draw upon the experience within one specialist field of information and library studies in order to obtain confusions relevant to their own local situations.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Curwen, Peter ed (1992) Understanding the UK economy 2nd. London: Macmillan
Drury Colin (2000) Management and cost accounting 5th. London: Thomson Learning
Flynn, Norman (1997) Public sector management 3rd. London: Prentice Hall
Palmer, Adrian, and Hartley, Bob The business and marketing environment (1999) 3rd. London: McGraw-Hill
Roberts, Stephen A (1998) Financial and cost management for libraries and information services 2nd. London: Bowker Saur
Vane, H.R., and Thompson, J.T (1999) Introduction to macroeconomic policy 4th. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf


This module is at CQFW Level 7