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2007-10-04Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/9486
Envisioning an iSchool Curriculum
dc.contributor.authorSeadle, Michael
dc.contributor.authorGreifeneder, Elke
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-17T01:14:54Z
dc.date.available2017-06-17T01:14:54Z
dc.date.created2009-11-03
dc.date.issued2007-10-04
dc.identifier.issn1368-1613
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/10138
dc.description.abstractThe questions we were asked to discuss for this 6th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science were whether there should be a unique iSchool curriculum and, if so, what would it look like? We have used a methodology in writing this paper that draws heavily on anthropological traditions of observation and analysis. If a unique iSchool curriculum ought to exist, then an iSchool ought to be more than a library school with a name that implies modern times. Some of the differences between iSchools and the more traditional library schools are apparent in their course descriptions. Our proposed curriculum is an abstract designed around a set of ideas, not around what is implementable in the classroom. At present our interactions with computers tend to be highly verbal. Nonetheless the real communication takes place with words. For those who like this ideal curriculum and want to try it should at a minimum retain three key principles: 1) all information services now revolve around human-computer interaction; 2) teach students to think like anthropologists and look at the problems and issues from multiple viewpoints, multiple cultures, and multiple ecologies; and 3) students need to remember that language both enables and limits our ability to communicate with contemporary information systems - without a strong awareness of linguistic issues, we cannot provide information.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät I
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectiSchooleng
dc.subject.ddc020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
dc.titleEnvisioning an iSchool Curriculum
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100101584
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/9486
local.edoc.container-titleInformation Research
local.edoc.container-textInformation Research, is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is privately published and edited by Professor T.D. Wilson. It is hosted, and given technical support, by Lund University Libraries, Sweden. Editorial support is provided by the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Gothenburg University and Högskolan i Borås.
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionPhilosophische Fakultät I
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-urlhttp://informationr.net/ir/index.html
local.edoc.container-volume12
local.edoc.container-issue4
local.edoc.container-year2007
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed

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