Module Identifier ILM5120  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy A Tedd  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Geraint I Evans, Mr Rheinallt G Llwyd  
Course delivery Lecture   14 Hours 14 lectures x 1 hour  
  Practical   6 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment assignment 2: essay approx 3,000 words  50%
Semester Assessment assignment 1: electronic journal review Up to 1,000 words  50%

Learning outcomes

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


Constantly we are being told that ours is an "information age" and that we are living in an "information society", but what exactly do these terms mean? How has society, at local, national, and international level, changed as a result of the advent of computers and the impact of information and communications technology (ICT)? The aim of this module is to discuss these issues and many others; issues which are relevant to us all, not just as members of the information profession, but also as private citizens.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Bradley, Phil (1999) The advanced Internet searcher's handbook 2nd. London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Cohn, J. M., Kelsey, Ann L., and Fiels, Keith M., revised and adapted by Graeme Muirhead (1998) Planning for library automation: a practical handbook London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Cooke, Alison (2001) A guide to finding quality information on the Internet 2nd. London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Criddle, Sally et al. (2000) The public librarian's guide to the Internet London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Dearnley, James and Feather, J (2001) The Wired World: an introduction to the Theory and Practice of the Information Society London: Library Association
Feather, John (2000) The information society: a study of continuity and change 3rd. London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Hanson, Terry and Day, Joan (1998) Managing the electronic library: a practical guide for information professionals London: Bowker-Saur
Haywood, Trevor (1995) Info rich - Info poor: access and exchange in the global information society London: Bowker-Saur
Haywood, Trevor (1999) Only Connect: shaping networks and knowledge for the New Millennium London: Bowker-Saur
Hill, Michael (1999) The impact of information on society: an examination of its nature value and usage London: Bowker-Saur
Lancaster, F. W. and Sandore, Beth (1997) Technology and management in library and information services London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Large, Andrew, Tedd, Lucy A. and Hartley, R. J. (1999) Information seeking in the online age London: Bowker-Saur
Morris, Anne and Dyer, Hilary (1998) Human aspects of library automation Aldershot: Gower
Muirhead, Graham (ed.) (1997) Planning and implementing successful migrations London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Poulter, Alan, Hiom, Debra and Tseng, Gwyneth (2000) The library and information professional's guide to the Internet 3rd. London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.
Winship, Ian and McNab, Alison (2000) The student's guide to the Internet 2000/2001 3rd. London: Library Association Publishing Ltd.

Web Page/Sites
New Library: the People's Network (1997) London: Library and Information Commission

Biblio Tech-Review
Computers in libraries
Cultivate interactive
D-Lib Magazine
Econtent (formerly database)
Electronic Library
Exploit Interactive
Free Pint
Journal Of Documentation
Journal of Information Science
Journal of librarianship and Information Science
Library Hi-Tech
Managing information
Online Information Review (formerly Online and CD-Rom Review)
Program: electronic library and information systems
The Information Society


This module is at CQFW Level 7