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Education for Australia’s information future


Burford, S and Partridge, H and Brown, S and Hider, P and Ellis, L, Education for Australia's information future, Higher Education Research and Development, 34, (3) pp. 458-471. ISSN 1469-8366 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/07294360.2014.973380


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:digital information, information, information academics, information education, tertiary information
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Knowledge and information management
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ellis, L (Associate Professor Leonie Ellis)
ID Code:105808
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2018-05-04

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