Module Identifier IL31910  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy A Tedd  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Ms Anoush Simon  
Pre-Requisite IL31610  
Course delivery Practical   5 Hours 5 x 50 minutes  
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.

Transferable skills

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
** Recommended Background
Arms William (2000) Digital libraries Cambridge Mass: MIT Press
Bradley Phil The advanced Internet searcher's handbook London: Library Association Publishing
Cohn, J. M., Ann L.Kelsey and Keith M.Fiels (1998) Planning for library automation: a practical hanbook (G.Muirhead ed.) London: Library Association Publishing
Cooke Alison (1999) A guide to finding quality information on the Internet London: Library Association Publishing
Criddle Sally et al (2000) Te public libr@rian's guide to the Internet London: Library Association Publishing
Hanson Terry and Joan Day (1998) Managing the electronic library: a practical guide for informtion professionals London: Bowker Saur
Lancaster F.W. and Bath Sandore (1997) Technology and management in library and information services London: Library Association Publishing
Lee Stuart (2000) Digital imaging: a practical handbook V
Morris Anne and Hilary Dyer (1998) Human aspects of library automation Aldershot: Gower
Muirhead Graham ed (1997) Planning and implementing successful migrations London: Library Association Publishing
Poulter Ala, Debra Hiom and Gwyneth Tseng (2000) The library and information professional's guide to the Internet 3rd. London: Library Association Publishing
Saffady William (1999) Introduction to automation for librarians 4th. Chicago: American Library Association
Tseng Gwyneth, Alan Poulter and Goff Sargent (1999) The library and information professional's guide to the World Wide Web London: Library Association Publishing

Program: electronic library and information systems
The Electronic Library
D-Lib (electronic only)
Ariadne (electronic only)


This module is at CQFW Level 6