Recent trends of Library and Information Studies in the United Kingdom

영국 문헌정보학계의 발전방향

  • 오경묵 (숙명여자대학교 정보과학부)
  • Published : 1999.06.01


The purpose of this paper is to introduce current trends of library and information science in UK universities, based on their history, developments, curriculum changes and new information market. Since 1980 there were fundamental changes, both in departmental structure and recruitment. The impact of the evolving information markets has meant an introduction of new way of thinking and new methods into the traditional subjects of librarianship and information studies. The review on this topic has found trends in library and information studies departments as follows. - Name changed : many of the changes have been made for pragmatic and financial reasons with professional development. - Restructuring and reorganisation : there were a general move away from a traditional small subject-based departments to broadly based information studies structures. - Mergers with other academic departments: department of library and information studies tended to be put with other technology-based subjects. - Emphasis on information technology based teaching and learning.



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