Tradition in Transition: A History of the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 100th Anniversary, 1901-2001 (Paperback)
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Tradition in Transition: A History of the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 100th Anniversary, 1901-2001 (Paperback)

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Paperback 196 Pages / Published: 25/07/2001
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Published as part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of the School of Information Sciences, this volume interweaves anecdotes about individuals with facts and dates to provide a detailed history and a picture of the people who made the School what it is today. Several threads emerge as this history unfolds. The first thread began with the programs that educate librarians to work with children and youth (still a major thrust of the School) and with many "firsts" that helped shape the values and traditions of the School. Programs to prepare people to work in school library media centers, in archives and records management positions, in all types of libraries, and in professional positions managing and providing access to information in a wide range of specialties and organizations developed rapidly. A second thread began with the interdisciplinary and emerging field of information science in 1963 and brought together, under the University's leadership, visionaries from different scientific disciplines and from business and industry. A third thread is in telecommunications, initiated in 1986, with leaders from engineering, computer science, business and policy, which began with a Master's degree and expanded to include a PhD track in telecommunications and a track in Wireless Systems. This fascinating narrative focuses on the individuals who shaped the values, curriculum, teaching, learning, research and scholarship, and service to educate librarians and, later, information professionals in a very wide range of specializations. These individuals also were leaders in shaping the discipline itself, and they are among the most highly regarded of educators and scholars in the field. Pitt's School of Information Sciences has long been an innovative leader in the field and the first to introduce many technologies, and to introduce, as well, courses in the areas of ethics and policy. The School started the first Information Ethics Forum in 1989. Programs like medical librarianship and biomedical inform

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810840881
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 284 x 210 x 13 mm

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