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ERIC Number: ED550760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 274
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-5354-4
Global and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Changes in Library and Information Studies (LIS): Information Seeking Behaviors of LIS Faculty Members in Thailand
Polparsi, Jomkwan
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
This study provides an overview of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Library and Information Studies (LIS) education in Thailand, focusing on challenges and pressures in the information environment of Thai LIS faculty members. This study employed a qualitative research approach, naturalistic inquiry, and inductive data analysis. The data were collected from interviews with fourteen Thai LIS faculty members, and a combination of Schon's reflection-on-action and Flanagan's critical incident technique were integrated. The findings of this study emphasize that global and ICT changes, national and international technology trends, and the availability of information sources influenced participants' information-seeking to fulfill their teaching needs. The study also discusses both positive and problematic features in the scholarly information environment that impacted the ability of these LIS faculty members to stay up-to-date with ICTs and LIS advancement. Finally, this study proposes a call to action for LIS education in Thailand. The significance and contributions of this study to LIS education, information sources, professional training, and research in Thailand and in other countries as well as possibilities for future research are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand