Module Identifier ILM5610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael A Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours 10 lectures x 1hour  
  Practical   5 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Company Profile  100%

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

Business decision makers must have information on their commercial environments in order to respond to them. Much information exists, but it requires expertise to exploit it efficiently. The module is intended for business people themselves, and for those who may become business information specialists in companies, national and public libraries, independent information brokers, and various public and private sector business support agencies. Although the principles and skills are transferable to other countries, the module takes a British perspective. No prior business or economics knowledge is expected, though it is a useful substitute for prior studies in librarianship and information management.


The overall aim of the module, is to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment; more specifically:

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Lowe, Michael (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 7