IS30340 Managing Information Technology for Information Professionals

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module provides both a broad introduction to the functioning of information technology (IT) and a focus on the technologies that allow the creation, storage and access of information. IT has its own language and conventions; this module aims to provide familiarity with both. It will be of particular relevance to information professionals who need to liaise and effectively communicate with information technologists.

This module is introductory and is not appropriate for students with a background in IT.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module you should be able to:
1. Summarise the significant historical events and concepts associated with the development
of the personal computer.
2. Identify the main components of a personal computer and explain how they operate.
3. Use programming languages to develop item descriptions.
4. Design and create a basic database system for a digital collection.

Indicative Module Content:

History of the computer
Early computing
Codes, logic and switches
Binary, microprocessors & operating systems
Data storage
Internet and the WWW
Introduction to HTML & XML
XML for digital collections
Introduction to Databases
Communicating with IT people

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Computer Aided Lab




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
1 lecture and 1 practical class per week 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Replacement for exam due to covid19 crisis
Unspecified n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: in- class exercises Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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