Module Identifier IL30410  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael A Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite IL10920 , IL11020  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours One hour lecture per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours 5 x 1hrs  
  Practical   5 Hours 4 x 1 hour  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Project Work:  50%

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

Taking as its starting point the nature of business itself, the course first explores how and why business needs and uses information. The aim is then to develop a critical awareness of those sources which report on aspects of the commercial environment including on companies, markets, the city, and products . Through lectures, practical work and seminars, using a range of mainly electronimc resources, participants gain practical business information retrieval and interpretation skills.


To gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
M A Lowe (1999) Business Information at Work London : Aslib

** Recommended Consultation
Business Information Review
Information World Review
Financial Times
Managing Information
UKOLUG Newsletter


This module is at CQFW Level 6