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ERIC Number: EJ854045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Coverage of Competencies in the Curriculum of Information Studies: An International Perspective
ur Rehman, Sajjad; Al-Ansari, Husain; Yousef, Nibal
Education for Information, v20 n3-4 p199-215 2002
Presents the collective judgments of a group of academics from North America, Southeast Asia and the Arabian Gulf region, as well as leading practitioners from the Arabian Gulf region, about the content of graduate degrees in information studies. The participants generally agreed about the content of the curriculum of information studies. The most important competencies that need to be covered in the curriculum included: knowledge of information theory, information use and users, the social context of information, information needs, ethics, information resource development concepts and processes, information organization and processing, information searching and retrieval, access services, automation and networking, Web design and searching, research capabilities, planning and evaluation, human resource skills, and communication. These findings can be used as a framework for curriculum revision and design. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; North America