Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

A Survey of Digital Library Education Tefko Saracevic & Marija Dalbello Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "A Survey of Digital Library Education Tefko Saracevic & Marija Dalbello Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA"— Presentation transcript:

1 A Survey of Digital Library Education Tefko Saracevic & Marija Dalbello Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

2 Introduction n Education is dependent activity (linking of education to digital library research, practice, organization, and commerce? ) n Survey to examine the rationale and current orientation for digital library education n Identify emerging models n Suggest model for digital library education

3 Outline n Why teach digital libraries? rationale n What to teach about digital libraries? What is a digital library? content n What is taught about digital libraries? current applications n How were digital libraries taught? context n Where does that leave us now? conclusions

4 Why teach Digital Libraries? Rationale n new form of managing the knowledge record of post-industrial society n infrastructure in place (digital technology and networks) n new approaches to sustaining scholarly communication n DL research and development funded Combination of social trends and technology is a push for educational efforts

5 What to teach about digital libraries? Content n What are digital libraries? u Lesk (1997) u Arms (2000) u Borgman (1999, 2000) u DLF (Digital Libraries Federation, 1996+)

6 What are Digital Libraries? u collections with "associated services" (Arms 2000) u persistent collections of digital works "readily and economically available for use by a defined community or set of communities" (definition of Digital Libraries Federation (DLF)) u collections "constructed, collected and organized, by (and for) a community of users," and functional capabilities of digital libraries to "support the information needs and uses of that community" (Borgman 1999, 2000)

7 What to teach about digital libraries? Content n What to teach about digital libraries? Content choices u systems, networks, and technology; collection and resources in various media; representation, organization, and operability; storage and searching; functionality, access and use; institutions and services; and user communities and related applications

8 What to teach about digital libraries? Content n What to teach about digital libraries? Educational choices u technology, resources, organization, access, institutions, and use, or a mix thereof

9 What is taught about digital libraries? A survey of applications n Web survey F website analysis of 56 ALA-accredited programs n survey F questionnaire (listserves: ASIS member list, JESSE, ACM SIGIR, Humanist Discussion Group)

10 What is taught about digital libraries? A survey of applications n Web survey: inclusion / integration u Inclusion: ( %) u Independent DL courses ( %) u Combination of Independent DL course and DL content integrated in other courses (8 - 15%) u Content integrated in other courses (no independent DL course) ( %) u Other (content integrated with continuing education) (1 - 2%)

11 How were digital libraries taught? Context (connecting areas) n Areas of application (for 34 programs): u tools (13) u environment (4) u objects (3) u combined (14)

12 How were digital libraries taught? Context (connecting areas) n Areas of application (for 34 programs): u tools (technologies and technology based processes) u environments (the contexts in which digital libraries operate) u objects (representation, structure and life cycle of documents in various formats) u combined (several areas of applications present without any one being distinctive)

13 How were digital libraries taught? Context (connecting areas) n Existing models for digital library education u Michigan u California (LA) u Rutgers u California (Berkeley) u KSU u Florida u UBC u Pittsburgh u Illinois u U North Texas u Montreal u Rhode Island

14 How were digital libraries taught? Context (connecting areas) n Suggested model for digital library education to integrate u Access u Preservation u Management u Context u Concepts u Content u Creation u Organization u Technology

15 Conclusions n tunnel vision problem the current digital library agenda has largely been set by computer science community and clearly bears the imprint of this communitys interests and vision (Levy 2000) n integrationist solution

16 Digital libraries and a question of purpose u digital libraries need to be seen in the communications circuit of creation, organization, distribution, preservation, and use of knowledge records and knowledge itself u integrate this perspective in educational efforts

17 Directions for Future Research n Expand study to examine contexts of integration of digital library education in LIS curricula (topical) nationally and internationally u to identify contexts of integration and gaps in current offerings u to identify boundary areas and disciplines (areas of growth) n Examine other homes of digital library education beyond LIS (computer science, medical informatics, digital humanities)


Download ppt "A Survey of Digital Library Education Tefko Saracevic & Marija Dalbello Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google