Module Identifier ILM5120  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Lucy A Tedd  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Ms Tanya C Rogers, Dr Anoush Simon  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   7 x 2 hours  
  Other   Visits 3 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment assignment 1: review (1,000 words)  50%
Semester Assessment assignment 2: essay (3,000 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. It also aims to introduce students to ICT in the operation and delivery of information and library services as well as enabling students to master appropriate information literacy skills.   

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
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. The information society :a study of continuity and change /John Feather. 1856044971
Large, Andrew, Tedd, Lucy A. and Hartley, R. J. (1999) Information seeking in the online age London: Bowker-Saur
Tedd, Lucy A. and Andrew Large (2005) Digital Libraries: Principles and Practice in a Global Environment Munich : Saur
Webster, Frank The Information Society Reader 0415319285
Webster, Frank The Information Society Reader 0415319277
The Information society reader /edited by Frank Webster ; with the assistance of Raimo Blom...[et al.] 0415319277

Ariadne (Electric only Journal)
D-Lib Magazine (Electric only Journal)
First Monday (Elecric only Journal)
Free Pint (Electric only Journal)
Library and Information Update
** Recommended Consultation
Online Information Review (formerly Online and CD-Rom Review)
The Electronic Library
The Information Society


This module is at CQFW Level 7