Abstract: This paper presents the preliminary results of a study investigating the current state of knowledge organization education in American schools of library and information science. The goal of the study is to assess the status of entry-level knowledge organization education in U.S. library and information schools from three perspectives: course content, students’ perception, and workplace requirements. The results may serve as a framework for discussion about the role knowledge organization education should play in digital librarianship. Moreover, the findings will help to inform the design of knowledge organization courses so they better meet the needs of the digital library workplace.
Keywords: Knowledge Organization curriculum, Digital Library Education, Library and Information Science Education, Curriculum design
M.C. Pattuelli, Knowledge organization for digital library education: a discipline in flux. In: J. Selthofer, T. Aparac-Jelusic, & M. Krtalic (eds.), Proceedings of the LIDA 2008 (Libraries in the Digital Age) Conference, Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia, June 2-7, 2008, 186-196.
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