ERIC Number: ED140796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
The Integration of Information Science into the Library School Curriculum at the University of Western Ontario.
The integration of Information Science into the library school at the University of Western Ontario was the theme of a talk delivered to ASIS in October 1976 and AALS in January 1977. Two problems arise in the pursuit of integration: (1) information exists in both book form and in some other form; e.g., machine readable form, and (2) theory and practice, i.e., information scientists tend toward theory while librarians tend toward practice. A combination of both is needed and is being undertaken at the University of Western Ontario by seminars conducted by team teachers from both disciplines and by the teaching of traditional courses such as cataloging, and classification and indexing as seminars. The school's program involves one year which is successful in the integration of theory and practice because it is geared towards the teaching of principles. (AP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A