ERIC Number: ED242334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Professional Education for Library and Information Work in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Yugoslavia: Establishment and Development of National and Regional Training Programmes in the Field of Information. Technical Report.
Saunders, Wilfred L.
Based on a 1982 study trip to the Socialist Republic (SR) of Macedonia in Yugoslavia, this report describes the need for professional library education in Macedonia and presents recommendations for the establishment of a master's degree program in information studies at the University of Skopje. Sections cover the trip itinerary; professional education in Croatia and Herzegovina; the Macedonian scientific and technical information infrastructure and related organizations, institutes, and libraries; the general library/information infrastructure in SR Macedonia; manpower needs for professional librarians; the nature of present-day library and information work; possible forms of professional library education; undergraduate and graduate education in SR Macedonia, particularly at the University of Skopje; and results of discussions with government officials and educators. Recommendations for establishing library education at the University of Skopje are then presented, covering teaching staff requirements, recommended visits of observation to operational library/information units, necessary equipment, collection of professional literature to support the program, recruitment of expatriate staff, overseas staff training, and course content. An appendix presents extracts from the 1978 "UNISIST Guidelines for Curriculum Development in Information Studies." (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Information Infrastructure; Scientific and Technical Information; University of Skopje (Yugoslavia); Yugoslavia (Macedonia)
Note: Report prepared for the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.