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I-school movement: a new facet of LIS education in India

By Bidyarthi Dutta

Abstract

The traditional LIS education is more than hundred years old. In India, LIS education started in the year 1911. The information explosion and subject proliferation in the post industrial society brought major changes in global information environment. The second major thrust on global information scenario was imposed by internet and communication revolution since the late nineties of the last century. Meanwhile, a new global movement in LIS education started to incorporate paradigm shifts of information behaviour, which is known as i-school movement. In this paper, a brief description of global i-school movement is given with special emphasis to India. In India, though this movement was initiated less than a decade ago, but its preamble was started since after independence through the inauguration of INSDOC followed by DRTC. The course structure of the new courses has also been discussed and its similarities with traditional courses are highlighted

Topics: GD. Organizations., GH. Education., GI. Training.
Publisher: Vidyasagar University
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.rclis.org:19819
Provided by: E-LIS

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