The Art of sailing in uncharted seas: the Internet and the role of the information professional. Penny Garrod University of Plymouth. The Internet and the role of the information professional. why do information professionals need Internet skills?
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The Art of sailing in uncharted seas: the Internet and the role of the information professional
University of Plymouth
1.understanding the basic nature of the Net
4.publishing on the Web
discussion lists - alerting service re useful sites/current awareness
newsletters e.g.Heriot Watt (http://www.hw.ac.uk/libWWW/irn.html)
printed guides (e.g.Tseng et al.)
-motivation + interest + time
-provide right environment/encourage
- provide initial training/awareness sessions
[‘People don’t value what they don’t use’ Diane Nahl, University of Hawaii]
1.Paul Glister. Digital Literacy.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997
2.June Abbas. The library profession & the Internet: Implications & scenarios for change. Katherine Sharp Review No.5,Summer,1997.
3. Tseng, G. et al. The library and Information Professional’s guide to the Internet, London: Library Association Publishing, 1995.