Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informations­wissen­schaft

Digital library education

Referat von Dr. Olivia Frost am 13. Mai 2008


This presentation suggests measures for determining components of digital library education and assessing their effectiveness. First,  research studies in digital library education can identify core topics which can be used as guidelines for determining curriculum  content. Second, descriptions for job postings in digital libraries can suggest core content areas, as well as cross-cutting skills  needed to deal with a complex and rapidly changing professional environment. A third metric is placement of LIS students in  internships and placement in professional positions upon graduation. Examples are given of how the model can be used to evaluate digital  library education at the University of Michigan School of Information.