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

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5

Purposeful digital librarians

Abstract:

The work of the digital librarian is described, with some indications of how this differs from traditional librarianship. The education of librarians has itself been marked by ideological positions.

Key words

education of digital librarians

ideology

selection of materials

resource description

metadata

The activities of the digital librarian

What the digital librarian is now able to do, as opposed to the traditional librarian whose work was controlled by physical resources, denotes a clearer societal role for the information professional, as well as the possibility that a clearer public profile of this work will emerge. Consider, for example, the tasks which were considered above, but this time with ...

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