Educating cultural heritage information professionals for Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums: A grounded Delphi study

Howard, Katherine (2015) Educating cultural heritage information professionals for Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums: A grounded Delphi study. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This research explored the knowledge, skills, qualities, and professional education needs, of information professionals in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) in Australia. The findings revealed that although full convergence of these sectors is unlikely, many of the skills, knowledge and qualities would be required across all four sectors. The research used the Grounded Delphi Method, a relatively new methodological extension of the Delphi method that incorporates aspects of Grounded Theory. The findings provide the first empirically based guidelines around what needs to be included in an educational framework for information professionals who will work in the emerging GLAM environment. As the first study of GLAM education requirements in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region to take a holistic approach by engaging information professionals across all four sectors, this thesis makes a contribution to the GLAM research field and to information education generally.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

258 since deposited on 24 Jul 2015
170 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 85088
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen & Hughes, Hilary
Keywords: Information professional, Cultural heritage information professional, Information education, Australia, Grounded Delphi Method, GLAM, LAM
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2015 00:43
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 00:43

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page