Twidale, M. B., & Nichols, D. M. (2006). Computational sense: the role of technology in the education of digital librarians. (Working paper series. University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science. No. 10/2006). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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The rapid progress of digital library technology from research to implementation has created a force for change in the curricula of library schools. The education of future librarians has always had to adapt to new technologies but the pace, complexity and implications of digital libraries pose considerable challenges. In this article we explore how we might successfully blend elements of computer science and library science to produce effective educational experiences for the digital librarians of tomorrow. We first outline the background to current digital librarian education and then propose the concept of computational sense as an appropriate meeting point for these two disciplines.
Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato