Education for Australia’s information future

Burford, Sally and Partridge, Helen and Brown, Sarah and Hider, Philip and Ellis, Leonie (2015) Education for Australia’s information future. Higher Education Research and Development, 34 (3). pp. 458-471. ISSN 0729-4360

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Digital disruption and an increasingly networked society drive rapid change in many professions and a corresponding need for change in tertiary education. Across the world, information education has, to date, prepared graduates for employment in discrete professions, such as librarianship, records management, archives, and teacher librarianship. However, contemporary information practices are less defined and are demanding of new professional skill-sets and understandings. This paper reports a study that consulted Australia’s tertiary academics about the current circumstances of information education in the academy and elicited a vision and a concern for future directions in Australian information education.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 05:45
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 00:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: library and information studies, information academics, HERN, tertiary education
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4610 Library and information studies > 461002 Human information behaviour
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
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