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Exploring Education for Digital Librarians by Anna Maria Tammaro, Sue Myburgh

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The influence of the current context

Abstract:

The current context – political, economic, social and technological – is described and critiqued, particularly from the ideological point of view. Libraries have been modified mainly because of developments in these spheres, thus further emphasising the need for a radical shift in purpose and practice. The nature of ‘profession’ and ‘discipline’ is explored, and what this means for the theory and praxis of LIS.

Key words

professional context

information society

theory and praxis

profession

discipline

ideology

Context

The social and historical context in which librarians work has always influenced the ways in which their work is done, as it has the materials they deal with, and this era is ...

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