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Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula Examples from three library schools

Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula Examples from three library schools Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to get a detailed picture of digital library education in Hungary taken in comparison with international experiences. Design/methodology/approach – Digital library education (DLE) is examined through the example of three Hungarian schools of Library and Information Science (LIS). After defining the virtual library, the digital library (DL), the hybrid library and the electronic library, notions vital for DLE, the results of international surveys are compared to Hungarian curricula. Findings – The described curricula follow international patterns outlined in the literature. The content of education is up to date and is adjusted to the quickly developing world of digital libraries. Research limitations/implications – Experiences come form a higher education system that is in a stage of transition. Lessons learnt however can be useful for the development of curricula taking DL issues into consideration. Practical implications – Similar examinations of curricula, supplemented by national and European surveys could highly contribute to the success of DLE programmes. Originality/value – The paper provides additional data and viewpoints on DLE. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula Examples from three library schools

Library Review , Volume 57 (6): 12 – Jun 27, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/00242530810886706
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to get a detailed picture of digital library education in Hungary taken in comparison with international experiences. Design/methodology/approach – Digital library education (DLE) is examined through the example of three Hungarian schools of Library and Information Science (LIS). After defining the virtual library, the digital library (DL), the hybrid library and the electronic library, notions vital for DLE, the results of international surveys are compared to Hungarian curricula. Findings – The described curricula follow international patterns outlined in the literature. The content of education is up to date and is adjusted to the quickly developing world of digital libraries. Research limitations/implications – Experiences come form a higher education system that is in a stage of transition. Lessons learnt however can be useful for the development of curricula taking DL issues into consideration. Practical implications – Similar examinations of curricula, supplemented by national and European surveys could highly contribute to the success of DLE programmes. Originality/value – The paper provides additional data and viewpoints on DLE.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 27, 2008

Keywords: Digital libraries; Information science; Higher education; Library studies; Hungary

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