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ERIC Number: EJ792996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
Five Aspects of Current Trends in German Library Science
Steierwald, Ulrike
Education for Information, v24 n4 p193-200 2006
The specialisation Library Science at the Hochschule Darmstadt/University of Applied Science Darmstadt is the newest academic program in Germany for the higher education of librarians. Five current trends in library science in Germany reflect the new "Darmstadt Model": (1) The delimitation of a specific professional field "library" is obsolete, so it might be a chance to redefine library science "out of the spirit of information science"; (2) Information science and library science become a fundamental component of scientific thought in times of perceived crises in education and comprehensive educational reforms; (3) Library science is playing a major role in the current redefinition of the function of libraries: the re-establishment of libraries as educational and cultural institutions will depend to a decisive degree on premises of educational policy; (4) The academic profiling of the profession has not been completed yet: the process of specialization and of simultaneous extension of the responsibilities of the job should be considered as an ongoing challenge; and (5) Library science in Germany is no longer conceivable without international interaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany