Module Identifier ILM5610  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael A Lowe  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours. 10 lectures x 1hour  
  Practical   5 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Company Profile  100%

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should be able to:

Brief description

Business decision makers must have information on their commercial environments in order to respond to them. Much information exists, but it requires expertise to exploit it efficiently. The module is intended for business people themselves, and for those who may become business information specialists in companies, national and public libraries, independent information brokers, and various public and private sector business support agencies. Although the principles and skills are transferable to other countries, the module takes a British perspective. No prior business or economics knowledge is expected, though it is a useful substitute for prior studies in librarianship and information management.


The overall aim of the module, is to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment; more specifically:

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Lowe, Michael (1999) Business Information at Work London: Taylor & Francis
** Recommended Text
Lowe, Michael Business Information at Work Taylor & Francis 0851424031

** Recommended Consultation
Business Information Review
Financial Times
Information World Review
Managing Information


This module is at CQFW Level 7