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ERIC Number: EJ1121965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Knowledge Organization Trends in Library and Information Education: Assessment and Analysis
Alajmi, Bibi; ur Rehman, Sajjad
Education for Information, v32 n4 p411-420 2016
This research explores trends in knowledge organization (KO) in library and information science (LIS) curricula in 68 selected schools located in Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. The research quantitatively analyzed KO course descriptions in order to identify the modules covered in these LIS programs' curricula. Information was gathered from the course descriptions available on the schools' websites. All the identified modules were identified, tagged, and listed for further analysis. Modules were selected because they cover courses that are KO dedicated or that have parts of the courses that pertained to KO. The results showed that information organization and cataloging are the most taught KO modules; bibliographic control and organization are second and metadata is third. Indexing, classification, and subject analysis also received a marked emphasis; other modules, such as taxonomies, ontologies, thesauri, and digital libraries, have not yet received as much significance in LIS curricula. These results corroborate the findings of similar studies reported in the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Europe; North America
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