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ERIC Number: EJ792986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Interdisciplinarity, Interactivity, and Interoperability for Educating the Digerati
Coleman, Anita
Education for Information, v23 n4 p233-243 2005
As networked digital information proliferates and modern society's need to have access to information irrespective of location rises, the education needed for the digerati, defined loosely as the digital intelligentsia, the whole class of "expert" digital information professionals, becomes an important area about which all information professionals should stay informed. This paper describes the three concepts--interdisciplinarity, interactivity, and interoperability--that are an integral part of digital library research and their use in the curriculum development, teaching, and learning of a specific area of study within Library and Information Science (LIS), namely knowledge organization (KO). KO, studied intellectually, self-referentially, and immersively, it is argued, can provide the foundation for the modern digerati. (Contains 3 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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