ERIC Number: ED459723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Teaching Classification To Fit a Modern and Sustainable LIS Curriculum: The Case of Croatia.
Library classification at the Croatian library school of the Department of Information Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia) has an important place in the department's curriculum. This is due to the fact that classification is the most important indexing language in Croatian libraries and documentation centers and services, and its role has not been undermined by library automation, as is the case elsewhere. The course, Classification and Classification Systems, has undergone many changes since the school was established in 1976. One of the most important objectives of the course, besides introducing classification as a tool, is to teach about content analysis and classification as a process. Another important goal of the course is to teach students how to adapt and use classification for different purposes and in different environments. The current syllabus embraces the use of classification in information organization and presentation in different kinds of collection from book and non-book materials to information resources on the Internet. Even more importantly, the course covers the application of classification information retrieval and discovery. It is the intention of the course to contribute to the education of librarians and to enable their skills to be applied in the wider area of the information profession. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Classification, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indexing, Information Technology, Internet, Library Education, Library Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Croatia