ERIC Number: ED253248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-17
Reference Count: 0
Current Trends in the Developed Countries and Likely Future Developments in Information Science and Policies. Suggestions for Curricula Designers in Developing Countries.
Tell, Bjorn V.
In response to technological developments that are bringing about changes in the information field, this paper focuses on factors that should be considered in planning for curriculum changes in library education in the developing nations. The paper comprises information on: (1) the background of the study; (2) the importance of scientific journal literature; (3) precursors for the developing countries, including events in the publications and communications fields; (4) changes in the information profession, including the development of tools for the processing and transfer of information and the use of databases through the applications of modern technology and normative tools; (5) the need for an information policy and the integration of thought about such a policy in library training; (6) hints for educators; and (7) conclusions. A list of references is provided. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the FID/Education and Training Committee (The Hague, Netherlands, September 17-20, 1984). Prepared at Lund University Library.