Module Identifier DSM8610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Hywel Roberts  
Semester Available all semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment report or esay Either a memorandum report or an essay approx 2,500 words100%

Learning outcomes

After studying the module you should be able to:

Brief description

The increased involvement of independent professional consultants in the management and development of information and library services in all sectors is, perhaps, one of the most significant developments in the field during recent decades. There is considerable evidence to support the belief that information consulting is now an information profession which has grown out of, and parallels, the more traditional profession, and significantly impinges upon library and information management. Therefore, it is important that students studying and obtaining formal qualifications in the knowledge, information and library disciplines become more aware of this particular phenomenon and the way in which it may exert an influence on their work and careers, directly or indirectly.
This module aims to provide a relevant and useful introduction to the practice of consulting in the information and library field and to some of the issues surrounding it.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Czerniawska, Fiona (1999) Management Consultancy in the 21 Century London: Macmillan

Web Page/Sites
ARC Group (23-01-01)

** Essential Reading
Holz, Herman (1999) The Concise Guide to Becoming an Independent Consultant London: Wiley

Web Page/Sites
Aslib (23-01-01)
Capital Planning Information Ltd (23-01-01)
David Haynes Associates (23-01-01)
DBi Associates Ltd (23-01-01)
Information Management Associates (23-01-01)
Instant Library (23-01-01)
LASER (23-01-01)
TFPL (23-01-01)


This module is at CQFW Level 7