| || A course in digital libraries |
Author :Yerkey, A. Neil;Jorgensen, Corinne
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :16(1) ; 1996 ; pp.31-39
Abstract : The paper describe the objectives, topical content, and reasons for developing a course on digital libraries. The Internet is changing the way librarians view information sources. The idea of the library as a place is being questioned while the 'library without walls" is rapidly emerging. The course provides a broad overview of technicai and professional issues related to digital libraries. It leads students through a theoretical discussion of various facets, and gives practical experiences with tools necessary for creation and use of information resources in networked digital formats.
Keywords : Digital library;Course content
| || Library and Information Science Education in East and North-East India: Retrospect and Prospects |
Author :Panigrahi, Pijushkanti
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :30(5) ; 2010 ; pp.32-47
Abstract : Due to information explosion library and information centres have important role to play in the information society. Only well-trained manpower can handle this situation efficiently and effectively. Meeting the need of development of manpower requires a systematic education for library professionals. This paper deals with the LIS Education in east and North-eastern India covering eight states of North-eastern India, Orissa, and West Bengal. Identifies that in this region LIS education was started in West Bengal and spread over other neighbouring states. This glorious history is mentioned here. The paper identifies that undergraduate courses were started in many colleges, but most of these have been stopped due to many reasons whereas a few of these still exist. At present, there are different levels of courses, viz., CLIS, BLIS, MLIS, MLIS in DL, PGDLAN, MPhil, PhD, DLit, etc. of various durations. Need of standardisation of these courses is essential. Data related to admission requirements, course content, course material delivery: teaching methods have been collected through questionnaire, interviews, and from respective websites. The data present status of today’s LIS education in this region.
Keywords : Library and information science;LIS education;east and north-east India;admission requirements;course content;course material delivery;teaching methods