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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MA/MSc Information and Library Management

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Business and Economics
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MA/MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Programme title Information and Library Management
Programme code ISPT39/40
Length of programme Study may be full-time or part-time. The minimum period of study for the award of MA or MSc is one calendar year full-time. The minimum period of study for the award of PGDip is nine months full-time. The minimum period of study for the award of PGCert is one semester, full-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:53:29 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • An awareness of the role and significance of an information based society, including the economics and dynamics of information in society, between nations, governments, organisations, communities and individuals
  • A systematic understanding of the professional, managerial and technical dimensions of librarianship and other information work
  • A critical awareness of current problems and new insights at the forefront of both the discipline and professional practice
  • the core skills required to obtain a first professional post in the sector, building on pre-programme experience
  • comprehensive knowledge of the role and practice of research in the information field
  • the learning and leadership skills needed for further professional development.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

QAA Subject benchmark statement for Librarianship and Information Management 2007)
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/statements/librarianship07.pdf


The Response of The Library Association to the Institute for Learning and Teaching The National Framework for Higher Education Teaching (http://www.la-hq.org.uk/directory/prof_issues/iltnf.html)


Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Body of Professional Knowledge
http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/qualifications/accreditation/bpk/Pages/default.aspx


Loughborough University A Strategy for Learning and Teaching in the New Millennium
(http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/policy/learning_and_teaching


Department of Information Science Learning and Teaching Strategy
https://internal.lboro.ac.uk/sci/ls/dept/L&T%20documents/Learning%20and%20Teaching%20Strategy%20revised%20Feb02.doc


Department of Information Science Self Assessment Document (October
2000)


Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

  • the principles and practice of information and library management
  • the relationship between managing information, organising and disseminating information
  • the associated legal and professional issues
  • information needs and user behaviour

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:
  • appreciate and understand the principles of applied research in information management
  • utilise skills in strategic thinking, scenario planning and systems thinking in projects relating to information and library management
  • solve problems both in relation to information management systems and a range of professional issues
b. Subject-specific practical skills:
  • Skills in use of metadata
  • Skills in designing & analysing web-based systems
  • Skills in promotion of information literacy and enabling people’s capacity in information literacy
  • Skills in information management, retrieval and dissemination
c. Key transferable skills:
  • information searching and use for specific purposes
  • effective oral communication
  • effective written communication
  • team working
  • leadership, negotiation and advocacy skills.

4. Programme structure

Semester One

Compulsory Modules

           

Title

Credit Value

ISP431

Information Law, Policy and Society

15

ISP432

Information Needs and Information Literacy

15

ISP433

Information Organisation and Retrieval  

15

ISP535

Research Management

15

Optional Modules - Choose One

           

Title

Credit Value

ISP413

Information and Knowledge Management in the NHS

10

ISP414

Information Services and Libraries

10

EAP801

The Child and the Book

10


Semester Two

Compulsory Modules

           

Title

Credit Value

ISP430

Collection Management and Preservation

10

COP400

Web Design and Web Analytics

15

ISP434

Management and Marketing of Information Services

15

ISP600/601

Dissertation (full or part-time)  

60

Optional Modules - Choose One

           

Title

Credit Value

ISP428

Digital Curation

10

ISP420

Consumer Health Information

10

ISP425

Culture and Change Management

10

ISP427

Managing Projects: Managing Knowledge

10

 

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 For Masters students, the award of MA or MSc is decided in consultation with individual students; factors which determine the award are the dissertation topic, the methods of investigation and the balance of optional modules chosen.  

5.3 Part-time students registered before 2007 may take modules as necessary to obtain 120 credits from taught modules.

5.4 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XXI  for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any module other than ISP600 or ISP601 to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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