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24ᵗʰ Annual Conference on Professional Information Resources

May 29-30, 2018, Prague

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Data Librarianship in Higher Education Curricula: An Example from Qatar

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Milena Dobreva
UCL Qatar

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Abstract

UCL Qatar is the sole provider of a library and information science higher education programme in Qatar. In the last months the programme had been redesigned offering four pathways, including a designated pathway on Archives, Records and Data Management. In this particular domain the challenge was on bringing together knowledge and skills related to records and data management.

This paper will discuss the restructuring process and will explain how it had been informed by an international survey on data management and analysis of job adverts. The revised programme will be assessed in the first delivery in 2018–19.

Acknowledgement: This research has been supported by the seed research grant “Research Data Management in Digital Humanities in Qatar” funded by Qatar Foundation.

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Since graduating M.Sc. (Hons) in Informatics in 1991, Milena specialized in digital humanities and digital cultural heritage in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where she earned her PhD in 1999 and served as the Founding Head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria (2004); she was also a member on the Executive Board of the National Commission of UNESCO. In 2007 she was a guest researcher at the University of Glasgow contributing to the DELOS network of excellence in digital libraries. In 2008–2011 she worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and served as the principal investigator for projects in digital preservation and digital libraries funded by the European Commission, JISC, Europeana Foundation, and the Scottish Funding Council. In 2012–2017 Milena was an Associate Professor at the University of Malta. As a Head of the Department of Library Information and Archive Sciences she spearheaded the redesign of the departmental programmes, extended them with a Master’s course and supervised the first Maltese Master graduates in Library and Information Studies. Milena is a member of the editorial board of the IFLA Journal—Sage, and of the International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL)—Springer.

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