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ERIC Number: EJ793259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
The Use of Digital Library Skills in the Emergent Information Market in Botswana
Ojedokun, Ayoku A.; Moahi, Kgomotso H.
Education for Information, v25 n3-4 p211-231 2007
This study probed the use of digital library skills by MLIS graduates, and their perception of employment preparation for the emergent information market in Botswana. The study used a survey approach. The study was carried out in 2004. A total of 32 MLIS graduates (1996-2003) of the Department of Library and Information Studies in employment were surveyed. The sampling technique used to identify past graduates in employment was snowballing. The findings suggest that not all of the digital library skills are used and that the emergent information market, although still located in the traditional library or information unit, includes elements related to networks and distributed information systems. Most graduates feel that they have been adequately prepared for the market, although some feel that they would have been more prepared if the training had also been practical, as opposed to being theoretical. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana