LIS Curriculum changes in accordance with scientific development in Iran: a general perspective

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Library and information science (LIS) education has been through dramatic quantitative and qualitative changes during last two decades due to massive cultural-scientific movement in Iran. Iran, as a developing country, has adopted a national plan for scientific development in order to reach the top of Middle East region by 2025 and Iranian libraries and information centers as well as LIS departments in major universities are now working on new areas such as scientometrics, human information interaction and research policy. This paper outlines the major shifts in teaching LIS in Iran and focuses on the changes in the titles and the contents of LIS courses and curricula in Iranian universities. The results show that the educational theme in LIS courses has changed from classic library tasks to technology, innovation and science policy in order to support the national scientific development plans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationA-LIEP 2015
Place of PublicationManila, Philippines
Publisher UP School of Library and Information Studies
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015
Event6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice: A-LIEP 2015 - Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines
Duration: 28 Oct 201530 Oct 2015

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ISSN (Print)2467-5970


Conference6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice
Abbreviated titleExploring Unity Amid Diversity
OtherThe Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference series which has been held in the Asia-Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together LIS educators, researchers and practitioners to share their research, experiences and innovations in Library & Information Science, and stimulate greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally.
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