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Professional education for a digital world

Corrall, Sheila (2010) Professional education for a digital world. In: Dale, Penny, Beard, Jill and Holland, Matt, (eds.) University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments. Ashgate , Farnham , pp. 49-67. ISBN 978-0-7546-7957-8

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Reviews developments in initial professional education for library and information work in relation to contemporary university library practice in the digital world, with particular reference to the impact of technology on content and delivery. Discusses connections between professional education and library practice, generalist versus specialist programmes and pathways, education for digital library environments and preparation for data management. Concludes that the current trend of locating library education programmes in schools with broader portfolios covering information technology and/or business offers valuable opportunities to extend module choice for students, particularly in relation to the technical skills and understanding needed for digital library environments.

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Keywords: Academic libraries, Data management, Digital libraries, Information schools, Professional education, University libraries
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sheila Corrall
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 17:39
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:30
Published Version: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754679578
Status: Published
Publisher: Ashgate
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42792

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