ERIC Number: ED450730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Curriculum for "Social Information Science"--Evaluation and Application.
This paper evaluates the success of a new specialization in library science, Social Information Science, developed by the author at Bar-Ilan University (Israel). The aim of Social Information is to expand the role of the library, to build new Social Information Banks, and to create a new profession, Social Information Scientist. The paper describes the conception and curriculum of the Bar-Ilan University program and then analyzes a survey that was carried out among the students. Results show that the students are interested in the subject--20-25% of them chose to learn Social Information. However, in practice, only 15% of the graduates apply their new knowledge at work. In considering the fact that there is no formal profession of a Social Information Scientist in Israel, these figures show the beginning of interest in the subject. (Contains 23 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Library Education, Library Role, Library Science, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/062-161e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A