Spring 2013 Questions

Library and Information Science

Comprehensive Exam Questions

Spring 2013

Question 1

  • In the past generation, access to free digital information on the Web has become pervasive. This trend has dramatically changed the work of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals. For a library or information center of your choice, discuss how access to free information has affected the work of information professionals. In your paper, be sure to address issues relating to information resources and/or collection development, the nature of information services, and professional values and ethics.

Question 2

  • People increasingly use their mobile devices to connect with libraries and other information providers. Accordingly, many organizations are eager to incorporate mobile technologies into their services. Discuss current trends in the adoption of mobile technologies in libraries or other information settings. Explain how mobile technologies change people‚Äôs information seeking behavior and impact the work of librarians or other information professionals. For a library or information setting of your choice, discuss factors that should be considered in the adoption of mobile technologies and explain why they are important.
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