Module Identifier DS31620  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr Allen E Foster  
Semester Available all semesters  
Course delivery Lecture   2 Hours One introductory lecture/seminar of 2 hours provided at study school, the remainder to be taught entirely through distance learning materials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay of 2,500 words - weighted 50%.   
Semester Assessment Report of 2,500 words - weighted 50%.   

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

Effective Information Retrieval is at the heart of the 'rnformation society?. Beginning with the student'r experience of Internet search engines and library OPACs the course progresses through the surface level user experience through successive layers into the underlying tools and principles of IR systems. Students will develop a working knowledge of the principles of information retrieval in the information age and generate a view of how information retrieval will develop in the future.


The course will address a range of content linked to the learning outcomes. Primarily content will revolve around


This module is at CQFW Level 6