Inclusion of ICT topics from the IFLA Trend Report in Latin American LIS schools

FELIPE MARTÍNEZ-ARELLANO, Filiberto and TALAVERA-IBARRA, Ana María (2015) Inclusion of ICT topics from the IFLA Trend Report in Latin American LIS schools. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa In: Towards Harmonization of LIS Education in Developing Countries: Strategy and Leadership, 12 August 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

Inclusion of ICT topics from the IFLA Trend Report in Latin American LIS schools

In 2013, IFLA facilitated a reflecting space with a group of experts from the Social Sciences, Economics, Education, and Technology, for creating an interdisciplinary framework and exchange of experiences about the current information world, the advances in ICT and the forthcoming scenario information professional will face in the near future. These contributions originated the IFLA Trend Report, which presents five ICT trends that will impact the library settings: (1) New technologies will both expand and limit who has access to information; (2) Online education will democratise and disrupt global learning; (3) The boundaries of privacy and data protection will be redefined; (4) Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new voices and groups; (5) The global information economy will be transformed by new technologies. Considering the importance of these ICT trends, we decided to examine fifteen topics selected from the IFLA Trend Report, to understand where Latin American LIS schools stand in relation to them, inquiring if they are already included in their curricula or it is being considered to include them. This paper presents the main findings of that study.

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