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Demand and supply of skills and competences of Information managers in the digital era


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Best Poster Paper award (2nd place) for Dydimus Zengenene and Muharrem Yılmaz in BOBCATSSS 2012, Amsterdam.

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Demand and supply of skills and competences of Information managers in the digital era

  1. 1. Demand and supply of skills and competences of Information Managers in the digital era Muharrem Yılmaz’ & Dydimus Zengenene’ International Master in Digital Library Learning (DILL) Abstract (1) BOBCATSSS Introduction (2) 2012 The study classifies and analyzes skills Introduction (2) demanded in job adverts and weigh them against the curricular of select Library and information science has become a profession institutions that try to train digital characterized by fast-paced change, new and emerging sets of information professionals. This study skills, and a shift in the relationship between the customer and examines the jobs advertises through the professional. Information specialists are not immune to the the Chartered Institute of Library dynamic changes of the digital era. The demand for new skills is and Information Professionals (CILIP) exerting pressure on the academia to revise their curricular in & LinkedIn and the curricular of order to meet the new trend. It is therefore imperative to selected United Kingdom Universities continuously check the gap between the curricular and market which offer information management expectations if a profession is to remain relevant. degree programmes. Methodology (3) Findings (5) Visual Metadata and Librarian Digital Library Resources Digital (Procurement Metadata Development Resources & Metadata Specialist Officer Librarian and Systems) Web Network Librarian IT Librarian Access Librarian Development Development Data Librarian Creator Digital Manager Electronic Assets Literature Review (4) Library Systems Librarian Website Infrastructure Librarian In the literature requirements of the LIS professionals generally Knowledge Manager PHP, Perl, XML, XSLT are classified under Manager Java Data & Info Content MS Discipline- Marketing & MS Database Promotion Metadata Specific Communication Structure Web Computerized Web Design Knowledge and Design Applications Negotiation LMS and Web Development Personal Skills Evaluation Digital Analytics The Digital Information Age Professional Flexibility and Information Openness Technologies Information Skills Systems and Technologies Adapting to Retrieval Change in a New and Modeling for Internet Technological Professional Architecture Systems Censorship Skills Environment Essential Programming Collaboration Information Skills for and Its Information Readiness and Social Computing Personal Management Architecture Transferable (Ashcroft, 2004; Network Digital Generic Analysis Skills Nonthacumjane ,2011; Libraries Skills Mazmundar 2007; Khoo, 2005 ) . Conclusions (6) …there has been a great change from free information to pay information, information to knowledge, conventional library to •Job adverts include web development technologies. digital library, and globalization to technological innovation •Universities are reacting by introducing technology related (Makori, 2009). courses. “..digitization, electronic publishing, Web 2.0, Library •It is not very evident if universities are providing the skills as 2.0, RSS, Blogs, Wikis, SMS, Podcasting, Mash- required by adverts ups, Tagging, Folksonomies, OSS,OA, etc., libraries worldwide • The curricular still largely stick to the traditional librarians have been adjusting to the shift from the printed era to the skills however trying to give also an overview of trends and digital era.” (Nonthacumjane, 2011)” References (7) developments in technology Ashcroft, L. (2004). Developing competencies, critical analysis and personal transferable skills in future information professionals. •Universities meant to make librarians make decisions and debate Khoo, C. (2005). Competencies for new era librarians and information professionals. about technological options but not necessarily making them Majumdar, N. R. (2007). Skills for library and information professionals working in borderless libraries. Makori, E.O. (2009). Contemporary issues in information management: A fresh look for information professionals. technical implementers. Nonthacumjane, P. (2011). Key skills and competencies of a new generation of LIS professionals. DILL dydimus.zengenene@gmail.comRESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATION DESIGN ©