[LIS-Forum] Adding specialization

Sukhdev Singh esukhdev at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 16:47:07 IST 2007

Dear Friends,

This is an age old debate!!

- What is more important? Information Professionals recognized for
their expertise in their own domain without depending upon any other
special education (Arts, Science, Social Science) background.

- Or do we need professionals from other domains having working
knowledge of Information Science?.

I would prefer the first one - Professionals not at mercy of other domains.

I have been suggesting the following model time and again.

It consists of three encapsulating cores.

1 - CORE - having the essential LIS philosophy, theory, Tools and Best

2 - MIDDLE CORE - comprising of Information Technologies (All ICE
Technologies) that boosts the effectiveness of the CORE (1).

3 - INTERFACE CORE - This is the face that is perceived by Prospective
Employers. It takes the feedback from the job market,  adjusts the
MIDDLE Core to satisfy the Employers' requirements.

Regarding a particular university syllabus, I am not going to defend
anybody nor I would like to attack anybody personally.

Would only request everybody to avoid being personal. If someone feels
that he or she knows better - then please ignore this little mortal.


Sukhdev Singh, NIC.

On Nov 27, 2007 1:53 PM, Rajesh Rangappa <deepakdeepa89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> They teach topics related to LIS, hardly
> with application of ICT and Management. Now after 20 years also we are not
> in a position to change, learning social science and learning specialized
> subject makes lot of difference.

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