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ERIC Number: EJ853790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
The "Core" in Library and/or Information Science Education and Training
Raju, J.
Education for Information, v21 n4 p229-242 2003
The issue of what constitutes or should constitute the "core" in library and/or information science (LIS) education and training is one that is frequently debated. This article reviews literature related to this matter and cites findings from an empirical study conducted in South Africa on library and/or information science education and training. The literature reviewed as well as findings in the study suggest that while it is possible to identify certain knowledge and skill components as being appropriate for the core library and/or information science curriculum for a first-level LIS qualification, it is difficult to be precise about what exactly constitutes or should constitute the core in library and/or information science education and training. This core is continuously evolving, as the information environment to which LIS education and training programmes need to respond is also in a state of flux. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa