Monday, August 11, 2008

Article: A Digital Libraries Curriculum: Expert Review and Field Testing

In 2006, the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH SILS) and the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (VT CS) took the first steps toward developing an interdisciplinary curriculum for digital library (DL) education. Our project was introduced in an earlier D-Lib Magazine briefing; further details are available on the project website and wiki.
What came out of this work are 14 modules that have been developed including a module on digitization. 28 modules still need to be written. The first article on this topic notes:
These materials are intended for use in both computer science and library and information science programs, so input is being gathered from colleagues in both disciplines.
I wonder if other library and information science programs will re-think their curriculum -- even a little bit -- based on this work in North Carolina?

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