Module Identifier IL35210  
Module Title CATALOGUING  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Alan Wheatley  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Anoush Simon  
Pre-Requisite IL31620  
Course delivery Other   Primarily self directed, open learning but also utilising seminars/ tutorials and practical sessions.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report - 1, 000 words  40%
Semester Assessment Practical project - equivalent 2,000 words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Re submission - Report - 1, 000 words  40%
Supplementary Assessment Re submission - Practical project - equivalent 2,000 words  60%

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

Despite rapid developments in information and communications technology in recent years, and the related proliferation of information in both print and electronic form, the need for the description of a range of information formats, using established and consistent rules, is a important as ever for effective information retrieval. This module aims to introduce students to the essential principles and basic skills of cataloguing to provide them with flexible and transferable skills and knowledge useful in many aspects of information work.


Context in information retrieval; principles of document description
Applications in different IR systems and for different information materials
Nature and role of rules and codes
Representing descriptive details
Formats for descriptive details, and records overall
Representing names and identifying access points
Coding cataloguing decisions

Module Skills

Problem solving Central to assessment in terms of the creation of original bibliographic descriptions  
Research skills Developed by reading and investigation of specific cataloguing standards for completion of assignment  
Communication Participation in electronic discussion areas, involving tutor and other students  
Improving own Learning and Performance Will develop new skills and reinforce existing ones  
Team work Encouraged via class room discussion and practical work  
Information Technology Integral to the learning medium, material; and the practical assessment  
Application of Number N/A  
Personal Development and Career planning The skills are most relevant to ┬┐newer┬┐ information professionals┬┐ typical responsibilities  
Subject Specific Skills The module focuses on a particular, highly transferable subject specific skill as recognized by the professional body CILIP  


This module is at CQFW Level 6