Evaluating the use of electronic networking for continuing professional development.

Kathryn Leach

Abstract


This article reports on the British Library funded research project 'The use of information networking for continuing professional development' in progress at the University of Brighton. The project aims to survey and review the current extent of, and promote interest in, the delivery
of programmes of continuing professional development (CPD) for information professionals by means of computer networks, network-based course materials and computer conferencing. it will assess the degree of professional demand for programmes of this nature and evaluate the
opportunities for, and barriers to, future development in this area with a particular emphasis on the support of European collaboration.

Keywords


Continuing Professional Development; British Library; information professionals; CPD delivery; computer networks; computer conferencing; professional demand; opportunities; barriers; European collaboration

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CILIP Registered Charity no 313014

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