Library and Information Science Examination: A Report on Provisional Implementation in Japan / Hiroya Takeuchi, Akira Nemoto, Makiko Miwa... [et.al] al.

Takeuchi, Hiroya and Nemoto, Akira and Miwa, Makiko and Yoshida, Yuko and Aoyag, Eiji and Koyama, Kenji and Imai, Fukuji (2011) Library and Information Science Examination: A Report on Provisional Implementation in Japan / Hiroya Takeuchi, Akira Nemoto, Makiko Miwa... [et.al] al. In: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011), 22-24 June 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper aims to describe the details of the challenging Library and Information Science (LIS) examinations, which the Japan Society of Library and Information Science (JSLIS) has conducted annually on a trial basis since 2007, and discuss some of observations. For such purposes, its objective, coverage of subject areas, examination style and reporting of results to students are described. We also discuss our experiences and observations of the provisional implementation of the LIS examination over the past four years. The results of the examination indicated that senior students achieved higher scores than junior students in general, and that the students from university LIS faculties achieved generally higher scores than did those from the Shisho certificate courses, which cover a more limited subject area of LIS than LIS specialty programs. These results suggest that the examination is a good measure of student proficiency, which reflects the quality of the educational programs. The problems to be solved before full-scale implementation can be summarized as follows: 1) the lack of standard textbooks covering the scope of the examination; 2) the low economic base for an annual examination; 3) lack of awareness of the need for this examination in standardizing the curricula for LIS education; and 4) the lack of a mechanism to implement the examination nationwide to facilitate participation by students living far from examination venues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Takeuchi, HiroyaUNSPECIFIED
Nemoto, AkiraUNSPECIFIED
Miwa, MakikoUNSPECIFIED
Yoshida, YukoUNSPECIFIED
Aoyag, EijiUNSPECIFIED
Koyama, KenjiUNSPECIFIED
Imai, FukujiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Information Management
Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak
Event Title: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011)
Event Dates: 22-24 June 2011
Page Range: pp. 124-132
Item ID: 3488
Uncontrolled Keywords: Standardization of LIS education; Outcome evaluation; LIPER; LIS examination, Japan; Japan.
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:41
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3488

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