ERIC Number: ED252174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Related Pre-Professional Education for Library and Information Work.
Scott, Aldyth D.
This analysis of a research and development program conducted in the Brighton Polytechnic Department of Librarianship between 1975 and 1980 to explore the use of computer-related education in all areas of the librarianship curriculum focuses on the use of computer-based teaching packages integrated into the core curriculum, the nature and content of preliminary course units required to support computer-related core curriculum teaching, the development of a series of objectives for such a program, and the identification of factors influencing success in obtaining these objectives. Problems encountered are discussed, including the need to strike a balance between traditional course content and content reflecting environmental changes, and principles formulated are outlined. Recent advances in technology and the extent of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise now required by professionals are discussed in relation to the findings of this analysis. Seven references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Instructional Technology and Library and Information Science Association (London, England, December 8-10, 1983).