Education for Australia’s information future

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

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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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ID Code: 74790
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: library and information studies, information academics, HERN, tertiary education
DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2014.973380
ISSN: 0729-4360
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 HERDSA Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Higher Education Research and Development on [date of publication], available online at:[Article DOI]
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2014 22:43
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 05:36

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