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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula: Examples from three library schools

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Title:Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula: Examples from three library schools
Author(s):Tibor Koltay, (Department of Information and Library Studies, Szent István University Faculty of Applied and Professional Arts, Jászberény Department of Library and Information Science, Berzsenyi Dániel College, Szombathely, Hungary), István Boda, (Department of Computer Graphics and Library and Information Studies, Debrecen University, Debrecen, Hungary)
Citation:Tibor Koltay, István Boda, (2008) "Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula: Examples from three library schools", Library Review, Vol. 57 Iss: 6, pp.430 - 441
Keywords:Digital libraries, Higher education, Hungary, Information science, Library studies
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/00242530810886706 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to get a detailed picture of digital library education in Hungary taken in comparison with international experiences.

Design/methodology/approach – Digital library education (DLE) is examined through the example of three Hungarian schools of Library and Information Science (LIS). After defining the virtual library, the digital library (DL), the hybrid library and the electronic library, notions vital for DLE, the results of international surveys are compared to Hungarian curricula.

Findings – The described curricula follow international patterns outlined in the literature. The content of education is up to date and is adjusted to the quickly developing world of digital libraries.

Research limitations/implications – Experiences come form a higher education system that is in a stage of transition. Lessons learnt however can be useful for the development of curricula taking DL issues into consideration.

Practical implications – Similar examinations of curricula, supplemented by national and European surveys could highly contribute to the success of DLE programmes.

Originality/value – The paper provides additional data and viewpoints on DLE.

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