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What is Digital Librarian

Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact
An information professional responsible for the design, development, and/or maintenance of a digital library, including both its collections and the services it offers to its users.
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Core Topics in Digital Library Education
Seungwon Yang (Digital Library Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech, USA), Barbara M. Wildemuth (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Jeffrey P. Pomerantz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), and Sanghee Oh (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch051
This chapter introduces the effort of developing a digital library (DL) curriculum by an interdisciplinary team from Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It presents the foundations of the curriculum building, the DL curriculum framework, the DL educational module template, a list of draft modules that are currently developed and evaluated by multiple experts in the area, and more details about the resources used in the draft modules and DL-related workshop topics mapped to the DL curriculum framework. The use of information systems such as DLs is increasing in education and businesses. To better-support their users, DLs must include both a well-organized underlying architecture and a set of services designed to address their potential users’ information needs. For this vision of the future to come to fruition, information professionals need to be educated to establish and manage digital libraries. The proposed curriculum framework provides a firm foundation for these important educational activities.
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