Educating information management professionals: the Glasgow perspective

Moss, M. and Ross, S. (2007) Educating information management professionals: the Glasgow perspective. Journal of Education For Library and Information Science, 48(8), pp. 294-308.

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The approach to the education of information professionals in the digital environment developed by the University of Glasgow Humanities Advanced Technology and In- formation Institute's innovative Information Management and Preservation (IMP) MSc program confirms the veracity of the argument made in 1 996 by Van House and Stutton that the balance of any program of study should be tilted firmly towards the professional knowledge base and away from the traditional "tools and service" model. We explore some of the intellectual issues surrounding digital content that permeate our program, for example, the implications of the audit culture and accom- panying management of risk. A trans-disciplinary approach allows us to draw ideas and perspectives about information from such disciplines as anthropology, philoso- phy, sociology, and performance studies. We are convinced that by giving students a strong grounding in the knowledge base, they are equipped to think strategically, gain respect of management in the workplace, and contribute to the future shape of infor- mation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moss, Professor Michael and Ross, Professor Seamus
Authors: Moss, M., and Ross, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Education For Library and Information Science
Publisher:Association for Library and Information Science Education
ISSN (Online):2328-2967

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