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

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A bright future

Abstract:

Information professionals play a key role in managing the flows of information in society, and in solving society’s information problems. Information professionals can bring about, more efficiently and effectively, individual and social change, than can ICTs on their own. Digital libraries are still at a very elementary stage, and it is perhaps premature to state categorically what educational programmes for digital librarians should be like, but change must be anticipated, embracing what has been the traditional social role of libraries and how this can be deployed using ICTs.

Key words

information flows

teleology

social role

social capital

digital librarians

The past and the future

Education for information ...

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