ERIC Number: ED441455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Current Issues in Library and Information Science Profession and Its Education in Japan.
Takeuchi, Hiroya; Kim, Yong Won
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the elements affecting the weakness of the library and information science (LIS) profession in Japan in terms of quality of education, the employment system, and career development of Japanese librarians. It also provides an overview of the current status of LIS education in Japan and examines the implications of the rapid growth of this field while noting some of its significant issues and problems. The first section of the paper is an introduction. The second section outlines the legal qualifications of librarians in Japan. The third section describes LIS education in Japan, including historical background, educational institutions, curriculum, and students. The fourth section addresses issues and problems, including development, employment of graduates, and career development. (Contains 14 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Career Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Librarians, Library Schools, Library Science, Occupational Information
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/151-115e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Japan