ERIC Number: ED082779
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Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Curriculum Design for Library and Information Science.
Taylor, Robert S.
In this presentation, the author sets forth five assumptions about library/information sciences upon which he bases his argument that library/information education, in order to be effective, and perhaps even to survive, will have to change its goals, content and context. The three general areas of concern in library/information curricula are information, people, and technology. A fourth area which overlays all three is research. Before attempting to design a more pertinent curriculum, a few characteristics of these areas in library/information sciences must be understood: (1) libraries have traditionally been concerned only with the information base--gathering, collecting and organizing, (2) libraries have concerned themselves with only a small portion of the totality of information, (3) the concern with people has been relatively recent, and not very successful, and (4) although technology has always been important in libraries, it is time to move to the next levels--media, computers and telecommunications. It is the interface among these three areas that curricula must be developed. Suggested courses and scopes of each are given. (SJ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Graduate Study, Information Science, Library Education, Library Schools, Library Science
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Library Science.