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SLISNET: UNESCO's experiment in virtual networking between schools of librarianship and information sciences.

Johnson, Ian M.

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Ian M. Johnson



Abstract

This paper examines the origins and activities of SLISNET - an international network of Schools of Librarianship and Information Sciences, established by UNESCO in 1995 as an experiment in collaboration across the Internet. SLISNET has a Web site, a discussion list, and members committed to various other activities to develop teaching and research related to the electronic library environment. The paper puts the aims and activities of the network in the broader context of collaboration between Schools, and international technical cooperation programmes. Using the aims of these activities, it reviews SLISNET's progress to date, and proposes some suggestions for future development.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 1997
Journal New review of information networking
Print ISSN 1361-4576
Electronic ISSN 1740-7869
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 185-201
Institution Citation JOHNSON, I.M. 1997. SLISNET: UNESCO's experiment in virtual networking between schools of librarianship and information sciences. New review of information networking [online], 3(1), pages 185-201. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614579709516907
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13614579709516907
Keywords SLISNETSchools of Librarianship and Information ScienceUNESCOInternet

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