Module Identifier ILM5320  
Module Title PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Ms Pauline M Rafferty  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Alan Wheatley, Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours. 15 lectures x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours.  
  Practical   4 Hours. 2 x 2 hrs  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Journal Article 3,000 words  75%
Semester Assessment Group work resulting in a report 2,000  25%

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:


Brief description

The development of this subject during the latter 19th and early 20th century was limited by the view that the problems to be solved were substantially those of the physical arrangement of books on library shelves. A classification scheme could achieve this, while a catalogue permitted other approaches to the stock. These methods continue to be used, but are now seen to be only part of the methods needed to retrieve information quickly and efficiently from libraries, databases and individual documents.

Your study of this subject will be taking into consideration three elements:

Reading Lists

Books
** Recommended Text
Hunter, Eric J. Cataloguing edition 3r.e. . Bingley 085157467X
Lancaster, F.Wilfrid Indexing and Abstracting in Theory and Practice edition 3r.e. . Facet Publishing 1856044823
Rowley, J.E. Organizing Knowledge edition 3r.e.of "Organizing Knowledge: Introduction to Information Retrieval" . Gower Pub.Co. 0566080478
Information Seeking in the Online Age Bowker-Saur 1857392604
** Recommended Consultation
Hunter, Eric, J. and Bakewell, K. G. B (1991) Cataloguing 3rd. London: Clive Bingley
Lancaster, F. W (1998) Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice 2nd. London: Library Association
Large, Andrew, Tedd, Lucy A. and Hartley, R. J (1999) Information seeking in the online age: principles and practice London: Bowker-Saur
Rowley, Jennifer, E. and Farrow, J (2000) Organizing knowledge 3rd. Aldershot: Gower

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7