ERIC Number: ED450793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Bibliographic Control--Is the Current Training Still Relevant?
This paper on the relevancy of training in bibliographic control begins with a section that discusses the reasons for teaching bibliographic control, including national and universal bibliographic control, cooperation between libraries and information services, quality service to the users, and development of systems and databases. The second section summarizes current trends that may have an effect on the teaching of bibliographic control, including computerization of processes, networking and interconnection, the Internet, new developments in the field of bibliographic control, and experiential training. The third section describes competencies the bibliographer should possess, including cataloging and classification skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, computer literacy, and interpersonal skills. The fourth section proposes a curriculum and training program taking the new developments and competencies into consideration. (MES)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Classification, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Information Technology, Job Skills, Librarians, Library Education, Library Services, Relevance (Education)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/108-183e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: IFLA Council and General Conference: Conference Proceedings (66th, Jerusalem, Israel, August 13-18, 2000); see IR 057 981.