LIS Education in Europe : Challenges and Opprtunities

Virkus, Sirje . LIS Education in Europe : Challenges and Opprtunities., 2008 In: Informationskonzepte für die Zukunft : ODOK '07. Neugebauer Verlag, pp. 191-204. [Book chapter]

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In the last two decades an increasing interest in internationalization has been evident in library and information science (LIS) education in Europe. However, quite recently expansion and intensification of collaborative initiatives can be identified; European LIS schools have started to participate more actively in joint activities to respond to the challenges of globalization, to improve, innovate and strengthen the LIS curricula and courses to serve the changing needs of students and the global employment market, and to meet the international standards of quality in teaching, research and services. This paper examines current trends and developments in higher education and the responses of library and information science education to these changes. The overview is based on literature reviews and personal observations and involvement.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: library and information studies, Europe, curricula, cooperation
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GG. Curricula aspects.
Depositing user: Austrian E-LIS editors
Date deposited: 25 Oct 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14978

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