The iSchools organization is the focus of a special section in the current April/May 2016 issue of the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology. The issue is focused on information science education, and the special section examines the role iSchools play in propelling the iSchools movement worldwide.
The special section traces the history of the iSchools organization, growing from a small U.S.-based core to a worldwide consortium of more than 75 institutions, and explores how information science education and research is practiced throughout the organization.
The special section, titled “iSchools Around the World,” examines the interdisciplinary nature of the iSchools movement, and how this is manifested regionally. Highlights include an institutional overview by iCaucus Chair Ron Larsen of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburg; an examination of Asia-Pacific schools by iCaucus Chair-Elect Sam Oh of the Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) iSchool in Korea; and a study of European Schools by iCaucus Chair-Emeritus Michael Seadle Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, Humbolt Universität zu Berlin. Additional sections look at the challenges and opportunities faced by emerging iSchools in Africa and elsewhere.
“iSchools Around the World” was edited by Koraljka Golub, Joacim Hansson and Lars Selden from the Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University in Sweden.
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