ERIC Number: ED254237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of User Studies as a Subject for the Preparation of Librarians, Documentalists, Archivists and Other Information Specialists.
This working paper focuses on methods for developing a study program on scientific and technical information users that could serve as a subject of study in the academic preparation of librarians, archivists, and scientific and technical information specialists. Recognizing that in most schools for training specialists of scientific and technical information, emphasis has been placed on the systems themselves (notions of management, administration, and of the organization and procession of information), this paper suggests that more emphasis must be placed on the beneficiaries or receivers of the systems, i.e., the users. Topics addressed include the problem; the level of education and training; orientation of programs; training institutions and orientations of teaching; training of teachers; teaching materials and equipment; pedagogy; the role of professional associations; and the principal conclusions. References and notes are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Information Science, Instructional Materials, Library Education, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Professional Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Harmonization of Education and Training Programmes in Information Science, Librarianship and Archival Studies (Paris, France, October 8-12, 1984). For related documents, see IR 051 032 and IR 051 037-039.