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Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development for Digital Library Education
Fox, Edward A.
Wildemuth, Barbara M.
Pomerantz, Jeffrey P.
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The Virginia Tech (VT) Department of Computer Science (CS) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Information and Library Science (LIS) are developing curricular materials for digital library (DL) education, appropriate for the CS and LIS communities. Educational modules will be designed, based on input from the project advisory board, Computing Curriculum 2001, the 5S framework, and workshop discussions. These modules will be evaluated, first through expert inspection and, second, through field testing. We are identifying and refining module definitions and scopes, collecting related resources, developing a module template, and creating example modules. These will be presented at the conference. The developed curriculum should contribute to producing well-balanced digital librarians who will graduate from CS or LIS programs.