Information Nation

Information Nation

Education and Careers in the Emerging Information Professions

eBook - 2010
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For educators, school administrators, guidance counselors, parents, and students, Stanton (information studies, Syracuse U.) et al. describe findings and conclusions from a three-year research program on information professions and the barriers to inclusion and retention of US students in related majors. They note students' lack of interest in information studies and discuss why the US is not producing enough professionals in information technology, information science, computer science, telecommunications, and related areas, and the forces that are preventing high school and college students from getting the interdisciplinary skills needed to help the US regain leadership in the field. They propose that education is the solution for global competition and look at business, government, the military, and other areas to see how information is transforming human activity. The effects of outsourcing, and the myths, facts, and stereotypes about what information professionals do are also discussed. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Medford, N.J. : Information Today, ©2010
ISBN: 9781573879125
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages) : illustrations


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