JLIS abstracts

LYNCH (Mike)


LYNCH (Mike). Influence of the Computer on Professional Education for Librarian and Information Specialists in the United Kingdom . 3,2;1978;87-96

Describes computer developments in UK libraries and information units. Discusses the introduction of computer and its application in courses on library and information science. Mentions the influence of computer on teaching methods and research. Describes how the pervasiveness of computer has given rise to novel problems of curriculum design. Mentions how constantly improving availability of on-line and interactive facilities has changed educational attitudes. Believes that the content and pattern of curricula will change only to the degree permitted by staff constraints in terms of quality, subject interest and numbers.