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Publication date: 1 July 1999

Lester J. Pourciau

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 16 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 20 July 2010

Sara P. Robinson and Catherine Westwood

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the BOBCATSSS 2010 conference held in Parma, Italy in January 2010.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the BOBCATSSS 2010 conference held in Parma, Italy in January 2010.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents an outline of the content of the conference proceedings including a description of the presentations, workshops and social events.

Findings

The theme focused on the role of libraries and other cultural institutions and the challenges they face in providing access for all. Participants explored the concept of “Bridging the digital divide” through presentations, workshops, and posters.

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A brief conference report of value to library and information professionals and students of library and information science‐related disciplines with an interest in overcoming challenges presented in a digital environment.

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New Library World, vol. 111 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 26 October 2012

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 29 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 January 2005

Jessica E. Moyer and Terry L. Weech

To provide a comparative review of the teaching of Readers' Advisory Services in schools of library and information science in selected schools in the USA, Canada and Europe.

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To provide a comparative review of the teaching of Readers' Advisory Services in schools of library and information science in selected schools in the USA, Canada and Europe.

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After reviewing the literature, schools are selected based on their known activity in providing readers' advisory service courses or on their national ranking (in the case of US schools) to provide a snapshot of current level of readers' advisory instruction.

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Instruction in readers' advisory services is a very small part of the total curriculum in schools examined. Librarians who wish to gain more insight to readers' advisory services must depend on continuing education opportunities, such as workshops and conference programs, not on courses in the curriculum of schools of library and information science.

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This paper raises questions as to the relationship between library and information science curricula and the needs of practicing librarians to provide services to leisure readers. It finds that, despite an increased interest in providing readers' advisory services in libraries, library education is not responding to that need and continuing education and training programs are essential to providing librarians who are well prepared to serve leisure readers. For schools which are contemplating adding coursework in these areas, the case studies detail courses as they are offered at other institutions.

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New Library World, vol. 106 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Primoz Juznic and Branka Badovinac

The paper seeks to present an analysis of the development of schools of librarianship and information science (LIS) in the European Union (EU) applicant states until 2004…

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The paper seeks to present an analysis of the development of schools of librarianship and information science (LIS) in the European Union (EU) applicant states until 2004. It discusses the potential and actual changes in their organisation, notably their curriculum.

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The comparative analysis of LIS programmes was performed. The model presented by T.D. Wilson in 2001 was selected as the model for analysing the data. The aim was to support the Wilson model with some empirical data from the specific countries.

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The results show that the long history of traditional library education in these schools was not a great obstacle to adapting the curriculum to new professional and political standards. LIS schools have generally changed their curriculum towards those of modern LIS schools and have also embraced the EU outlines regarding higher education, especially the Bologna Declaration.

Research limitations/implications

This study has its limitations as it is based only on the formal courses’ names and the formal content. Comparative analysis could also be accomplished through analysing courses' content, students and teaching staff.

Originality/value

The theoretical model of LIS courses analysis was tested on the LIS programmes in EU new member and applicant states. Testing the model shows its weaknesses and strengths. This could be developed in a simple but practical and useful tool for LIS programmes comparison and harmonisation, where necessary.

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New Library World, vol. 106 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 October 2003

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 20 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 19 July 2011

Federica Marangio

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the main contents of the Nineteenth BOBCATSSS Symposium held in Szombathely, Hungary in January 2011, with the theme…

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the main contents of the Nineteenth BOBCATSSS Symposium held in Szombathely, Hungary in January 2011, with the theme of “Finding new ways”.

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The report provides a concise viewpoint of the overall impact of the conference.

Findings

The conference focused on finding new ways for libraries and those who love libraries to meet new challenges and create a better social environment, and debated the new role for librarians and information professionals.

Originality/value

This symposium is one of the few conferences in the world where students are the main characters and participate as organisers, reviewers, and presenters of the contributions. Reports on such conferences are of interest to students, to teachers and to professionals.

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New Library World, vol. 112 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 19 September 2008

Kim Tallerås

The purpose of this paper is to provide a flavour of the content of the BOBCATSSS Symposium, held in Zadar, Croatia, in January 2008.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a flavour of the content of the BOBCATSSS Symposium, held in Zadar, Croatia, in January 2008.

Design/methodology/approach

A brief and subjective account of approaches to the main topics of this conference is the approach taken in the article.

Findings

The theme of the symposium, “Access to information for everyone” invited a variety of approaches that show the complexity regarding the future library institution and the future roles of the librarian. The conference included areas such as technological developments, e.g. Web 2.0 and e‐inclusion, digital rights management, open access, and the library as physical space.

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A brief report of value to library and information professionals regarding provision of access to information and the future of libraries and librarians.

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New Library World, vol. 109 no. 9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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New Library World, vol. 106 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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New Library World, vol. 107 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
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