Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Digital Library Education Study

This is useful and important, I think.

D-Lib Magazine
November 2006

Volume 12 Number 11

ISSN 1082-9873

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The Core

Digital Library Education in Library and Information Science Programs

Jeffrey Pomerantz1, 2, Sanghee Oh1, Seungwon Yang3
Edward A. Fox3 and Barbara M. Wildemuth1

1School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
2+1 919-962-8366;
3 Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061


This paper identifies the "state of the art" in digital library education in Library and Information Science programs, by identifying the readings that are assigned in digital library courses and the topics of these readings. The most frequently-assigned readings are identified at multiple units of analysis, as are the topics on which readings are most frequently assigned. While no core set of readings emerged, there was significant consensus on the authors to be included in digital library course reading assignments, as well as the topics to be covered. Implications for the range of assigned readings and topics for digital library education in library science education are discussed.

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