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Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services.

Johnson, Ian M.

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Ian M. Johnson



Abstract

The absence of an appropriate theoretical framework for understanding and assessing influences on the development of education for library, archive and information work is reflected in a literature that is largely experiential rather than soundly grounded in empirical studies. Any development involves the introduction of innovations, and requires effective management. Drawing on theories on the management of change, the communication of ideas and the transfer of innovations, and incorporating the contextual evidence base suggested by comparative methodologies, this paper presents an analysis of the wide range of factors that need to be considered. A model developed from Porter's 'Value Chain' theory provides a framework within which these factors could be considered not only in evaluating past developments in the field, but also in planning future innovations; a model that is arguably as relevant in professional practice in library, archive, and information work as in LIS education.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 30, 2018
Journal Library and information research
Electronic ISSN 1756-1086
Publisher New Publisher Required
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 126
Pages 95-142
Institution Citation JOHNSON, I.M. 2018. Towards a model for planning and evaluation of the development of education for library, archive, and information services. Library and information research [online], 42(126), pages 95-142. Available from: https://www.lirgjournal...hp/lir/article/view/757
Keywords Development; Evaluation; Planning
Publisher URL https://www.lirgjournal.org.uk

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