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Interdisciplinarity, interactivity, and interoperability for educating the digerati
Education for Information (2005)
  • Anita S. Coleman, University of Arizona
As networked digital information proliferates and modern society’s need to have access to information
irrespective of location rises, the education needed for the digerati, defined loosely as the digital  intelligentsia, the whole class of expert digital information professionals, becomes an important area about which all information professionals should stay informed. This paper describes the three concepts  – interdisciplinarity, interactivity, and interoperability – that are an integral part of digital library research and their use in the curriculum development, teaching, and learning of a specific area of study  within Library and Information Science (LIS), namely knowledge organization (KO). KO, studied intellectually, self-referentially, and immersively, it is argued, can provide the foundation for the modern digerati.
  • Library and Information Science Education
Publication Date
December, 2005
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This is the Submitted Manuscript of an article that appeared in Education for Information, volume 23, issue 4, 2005. The Version of Record (VOR) may be found at

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Citation Information
Anita S. Coleman. "Interdisciplinarity, interactivity, and interoperability for educating the digerati" Education for Information Vol. 23 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 233 - 243 ISSN: 0167-8329
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