Module Identifier ILM5320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael A Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Alan Wheatley  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours 15 lectures x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
  Practical   4 Hours 2 x 2 hrs  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Two part written assignment 2,500 words  50%
Semester Assessment essay 2,500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

The development of this subject during the latter 19th and early 20th century was limited by the view that the problems to be solved were substantially those of the physical arrangement of books on library shelves. A classification scheme could achieve this, while a catalogue permitted other approaches to the stock. These methods continue to be used, but are now seen to be only part of the methods needed to retrieve information quickly and efficiently from libraries, databases and individual documents.

Your study of this subject will be taking into consideration three elements:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Hunter, Eric, J. and Bakewell, K. G. B (1991) Cataloguing 3rd. London: Clive Bingley
Lancaster, F. W (1998) Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice 2nd. London: Library Association
Large, Andrew, Tedd, Lucy A. and Hartley, R. J (1999) Information seeking in the online age: principles and practice London: Bowker-Saur
Rowley, Jennifer, E. and Farrow, J (2000) Organizing knowledge 3rd. Aldershot: Gower


This module is at CQFW Level 7