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7.2 Bibliometrics in the Curriculum

Simone Fühles-Ubach, Miriam Albers and Mandy Neumann

Abstract

Do LIS-Schools in German-speaking countries offer (enough) training in the up-and-coming field of bibliometrics, which is or may become central to the work of academic and scientific librarians? This chapter answers the question based on a review of the curricula of German language library studies at the university level. An evaluation of the module books of 34 courses of study revealed that bibliometrics and related topics, such as scientometry or informetry, are not commonly part of the curriculum in library education. At present, bibliometrics is expert knowledge that is taught only occasionally and late in the course of studies. The necessity of increased placement of bibliometric content in the course of studies is discussed.

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