Information and communication technologies, Library

Course date

19 July - 30 July, 1999
Application deadline
15 February, 1999
Course Director(s): 

Peter Burnett

Oxford University, United Kingdom
Course Faculty: 

David Bawden

City University, London, United Kingdom

Lyn Robinson

University of London, United Kingdom
This course is organised in cooperation with the Open Society Institute Network Library Program and will be delivered by expert lectures. 
The content will include Internet basics and applications from Telnet to the Web, emphasising their use in the library and information environment. Problems and existing solutions to information retrieval,  use of the Internet for reference and research work, Intranet technology and introductory level HTML will also be covered, enabling participants to create (or enhance) their own institutional home pages. Attention will be given to methods of training library staff  and users in Internet usage. The course will provide ample opportunity for participants to discuss issues relating to the evaluation of the quality and content of Internet resources, and the impact of electronic resources on the management of the modern library. 
The course will last for ten working days. It is intended for professional members of the library and information community who have little experience in the above areas and for those who wish to bring  their skills up to date, and also for those who may have  responsibility for delivering Internet training within their own  organisation. The course will provide participants with extensive     opportunity for hands-on practice. Each day will be divided into a morning and afternoon session, with the morning session usually  devoted to taught work and discussion, and the afternoon session devoted to practical work at the computer.
The course is designed for Library and Information Science faculty and library practitioners involved in the use of electronic resources. 
The course outline and other materials from the 1998 "Libraries and  Internet" course can be found on the OSI Network Library Program  website at 
To apply please fill the SUN application form and add a brief statement regarding the type of Internet access available to you and your level of usage.