Module Identifier IL20110  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Miss Alyson Tyler  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Mutually Exclusive IL10110  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours.  
  Practical   3 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Written question and answer assignment Based on four academic journal articles . Equivalent to 1,000 words30%
Semester Assessment Written Report. Equivalent to 2,000 words  70%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed work   

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe how information science, information management and knowledge management evolved.

Identify the main roles and skill of information professionals and knowledge managers.

Discuss why information is important to an organisation, and how this relates to decision making

Discuss the importance of document and record management

Discuss the economic and social implications of information technology.

Explain why issues of governance and quality are important in the knowledge intensive organisation.

Identify some of the key players in the information sector in the UK and discuss the changing directions of the profession.

Brief description

The aim of this module is to give you an insight in the core comcepts and principles present in the work of information managers, information scientists, knowledge managers, IT and systems consultants, and other information and IT specialists.


A combination of lectures and seminars covering an introduction to the module, the history of the information management, skills, consultants, and information professionals, information and the business world. , e-commerce, knowledge management, storage and retreival of information, the use of intranets and internet, information and decision making, quality, goverance and professional conduct, an overview of future directions and the changing nature of information related indusries.

Module Skills

Research skills Preparation for coursework will involve basic information gathering techniques and summative skills  
Communication Presentation by written formal report.  
Improving own Learning and Performance Self reflection will be encouraged as part of the process of understanding the value of information science.  
Team work Some element of team work in seminars  
Personal Development and Career planning Covered through discussion and developing an awareness of professional roles within the information industry.  
Subject Specific Skills The value of information in industry and the role of professional in the production, storage and distribution of information.  


This module is at CQFW Level 5