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Study on the Current Status of Data Science Curriculum in Library and Information Science and its Direction

Ji Hei Kang 1

1동덕여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study determines 69 iSchools provided which data science curriculum, and presents the direction for Korean LIS schools. It is certain that iSchools extend their subject territory including areas related to health, technology and biotechnology. However, this phenomenon is not actively observed in Korea. iSchools also focus on the area about how to process and manage data. iSchools, in deed, offer courses regarding data science, data management and data security. The ‘database’ was a higher proportion of ‘data warehouse’ curriculum, and, ‘data statistic and analysis’ curriculum are forming similar portion. As a result of analysis of the iSchool’s curriculum and comparison with Korean curriculum, this study suggests: the expansion of LIS curriculum related to data science; the enhanced role of the data translational data science; development of curriculum to raise the mathematical analysis capabilities, development of specialized curriculum and experimental classes; and support new knowledge skills to interact with technology.

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