Istituto di Biblioteconomia - Univ. di Parma Master internazionale a distanza in

Scienze dell'Informazione e della Comunicazione
School of Information Studies - Un. of Northumbia at Newcastle

International Workshop

Digital Library Education

Florence, Villa Morghen, 24-25 March 2005
Telephone: 0039 3355847058 or 0039 055697362

The workshop is a joint project of the University of Parma, International Master in Information Studies with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, the Oslo University College, Saxion University in Deventer and Tallinn Pedagogical University. The program has the participation of Terry Weech from University of Illinois.

The workshop aims at the development of an international advanced programme for information professionals in the digital environment. The specific objectives are:

  • realise an international cooperation with all stakeholders on curricula design;
  • start a cooperative program of quality assurance.

24th March: Chair Tor Arne Dahl

"Digital Library Education"
Analysis of courses and modules on Digital Library

h. 16,00 Keynote speech Education for digital librarianship
Terry Weech
Graduate School of Llibrary and Information Science, University of Illinois

h. 17,00 Digital library education in Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science/NORSLIS
Aira Lepik
Tallinn Pedagogicl University

h. 17,20 Competencies based Dutch reform of higher education
Ton de Bruyn
Saxion Hogeschool Ijselland

h. 17,40 Knowledge experts - knowledge management and eLearing skills for digital librarians
Gerhard Budin
University of Vienna

h. 18,00 Discussion and conclusions
Tor Arne Dahl
Høgskolen i Oslo

25th March: Chair Ton de Bruyn

"Competencies and skills required by digital librarians"

h. 9,00 "Introduction"
Benedetto Benedetti
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

h. 9,20 Presentation of the session
Anna Maria Tammaro
Università di Parma

h. 9,40 "Re-designing information professional competencies for cultural web sites"
Sophie Felfoldi

h. 10,00 Digital library manager: a continuing education model
Fabrizio Melorio
Istituto Sturzo

h. 10,20 A skills refocus for digital libraries
Linda Ashcroft
Liverpool John Moores University

h. 10,40 "Education for preservation"
Maurizio Lunghi
Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale

h. 11,00 Coffee break

h. 11,30 Discussion Groups
Group coordinators:

Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic
University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek

Sirje Virkus
Tallinn Pedagogicla University

Jan Verhoven

Discussion will be done in three groups with final presentation of results. The three groups are:

  • Learning outcomes and competencies for the digital environment;
  • Lifelong learning, quality assurance and recognition: a sectoral prospective for LIS;
  • Internationalisation of curriculum: quality issues.

h. 12,30 "Presentation of the groups"

h. 13,30 Conclusions
Pat Dixon
University of Northumbria

The Workshop will take place at the beautiful Villa Morghen nestled in the hills 5 miles north of Florence (Via Feliceto 8, Settignano - Firenze - Italy).
It is a monastery, villa and cultural center. The new wing houses students in a spacious, classical ambiance with magnificient views of Florence and the surrounding countryside. Public transportation is available every half hour, until 2:00 am. Bus service: BUS N. 10 / N. 67 (at night), Taxi service is available 24 hrs a day. To book, telephone to Dott. Rosati: 0039 3355847058 or 0039 055697362, doing reference to the Workshop.

The participation to the event is free

For registration, contact Workshop Secretary: Flora Balino

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