• Library Herald

Globalization of Library and Information Science Education via the Internet

Library Herald

Year: 2001, Volume: 39, Issue: 1&2

First page: (71) last page: (82)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292

Globalization of Library and Information Science Education via the Internet


* Reader, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002(Punjab). E-mail: jagtar@pbi.ernet.in


Rapid educational, technological, cultural, economic, social and political changes are forcing us to respond strategically to the changing environment. The empowering technologies are playing a significant role in improving the quality of life and work of people. The whole world is becoming a global electronic village, as the traditional constraints of space and time are no longer. Globalization of LIS education is now possible via the Internet. International collaboration in teaching and learning is also possible via various networks, but in India the situation is somewhat different. In majority of the LIS courses the contents are by and large, technique centered. In BLIS Courses, half of the course components are devoted to classification and cataloguing theory and practice. Moreover, many departments have miserably failed to respond to the technological changes. Lack of adequate infrastructure and faculty are the other problems haunting many LIS Programmes .The mind set of the LIS Faculty and the University authorities also needs to be changed. An effort has been made in this paper to take stock of the internet-based developments and suggests the ways to improve the LIS education programme in India.