The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing training in Iran

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2006), 25, (2), 105–108.

Abstract

Although the history of indexing in Iranian information centres goes back more than 30 years, there are too few qualified indexers to meet the needs of current services. Formal indexing training is limited to a course of ‘indexing and abstracting’, with two credit hours at master’s level, and a few short courses are offered by the National Library of Iran, IRANDOC and other institutions. Research into library and information science (LIS) curricula in Iran revealed that librarians with bachelor’s or master’s degrees believe that it is necessary to improve indexing training in LIS schools. Library and Information Science schools in Iran need to revise their curricula to cope with recent developments in the discipline, and to offer indexing courses at undergraduate level as well as enhancing existing graduate-level courses.

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