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Digital Library Education and Training (SIG DL)

Susan G. Braun, Luz Quiroga, Paul Nieuwenhuysen, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Javed Mostafa,, Jeffrey Pomerantz,

Presented at ASIST 2004 Annual Meeting; "Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts" (ASIST AM 04), Providence, Rhode Island, November 13 - 18, 2004


(Sponsored by SIG-DL) In addition to creating, organizing, and maintaining digital collections, information professionals must also be concerned with helping users to use them. Further, educators in schools of information and library science must be concerned with the skills that information professionals will need to succeed in these environments. This panel explores some of the issues related to preparing people to use digital collections, and examines implications of digital environments for the education of information professionals who build, organize, maintain, and make them accessible to users. Three panelists will describe through their experiences the challenges of training users for digital collections, and three will focus on training information professionals for the challenges of digital environments.

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