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Module Title
Digital Libraries
Reference CBM836 Version 1
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved June 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with a broad appreciation of the range of digital library services within a contemporary context and to encourage a critical engagement with the roles and purpose of these services. To examine and evaluate both the cultural and technical elements which contribute to these services.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Evaluate critically the strategic application of a range of digital library initiatives.
2 Develop and evaluate strategies for the planning and implementation of a digital library service.
3 Identify and critically appraise user requirements for building and engaging diverse user communities using digital library technologies.
4 Apply current technologies for the dissemination of information or information services in response to user requirements.
5 Determine and implement methods of evaluation for digital library services.

Indicative Module Content
The development of digital libraries, Profiling Users, Building and Managing Online Communities, User Engagement, Strategy and Platforms; Performance, Measurement and Evaluation of: Privacy, Security and Confidentiality; Professional networking. Overview of contemporary digital library technologies and services.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered through workshops, in conjunction with case studies, directed reading and individual investigation in the full-time mode and via guided independent study in the distance-learning mode.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 24 24
Non-Contact Hours 126 126
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Written report

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to the course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 DOLGIN, A., 2012. Manifesto of the new economy: institutions and business models of the digital society. Berlin: Springer.
2 FEATHER, J., 2013. The information society: a study of continuity and change. 6th ed. London: Facet.
3 MILLER, V., 2011. Understanding digital culture.London: Sage Publications Ltd.
4 PAPY, F., 2016. Digital libraries: interoperability and uses. London: ISTE Press/Elsevier.
5 POWELL, J, and HOPKINS, M., 2015. A librarian's guide to graphs, data and the semantic web. Amsterdam: Chandos.

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