A study of XML in the library science curriculum in Taiwan and South East Asia

Chang, Naicheng and Huang, Yuhui and Hopkinson, Alan (2011) A study of XML in the library science curriculum in Taiwan and South East Asia. Education for Information, 28 . pp. 175-185.



This paper aims to investigate the current XML-related courses available in 96 LIS schools in South East Asia and Taiwan’s 9 LIS schools. Also, this study investigates the linkage of library school graduates in Taiwan who took different levels of XML-related education (that is XML arranged as an individual course or XML arranged as a section unit in courses) and their professional qualification. Research questions include what is the availability of XML-related courses in countries in Taiwan and South East Asia? What are Taiwan LIS graduates’ views on degree of XML-related courses satisfaction, cognition of learning XML technology, and views of XML-related courses? What is the linkage of Taiwan LIS graduates who studied different levels of XML-related education and their professional qualifications? This study applies 3 research methodologies: information gathering from the internet; questionnaire surveys; in-depth interviews. Results of the analysis show that LIS schools should provide optional XML-related courses with practical sessions, and library associations should provide regular XML-related continuing education to enhance LIS students’ professional qualifications.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):EXtensible markup language (XML), library and information science (LIS) education, library science curriculum, information-related positions, digital library
Research Areas:A. > Library and Student Support
ID Code:8286
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Deposited On:29 Dec 2011 17:47
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