The Development of Data Science Education in China from the LIS Perspective


data science education
LIS programs
education of LIS

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Zhang, J., Fu, A., Wang, H., & Yin, S. (2017). The Development of Data Science Education in China from the LIS Perspective. International Journal of Librarianship, 2(2), 3–17.
Received 2017-06-16
Accepted 2017-09-26
Published 2017-12-15


The aim of this paper is to introduce the development of data science in higher education in China, including the policy and educational programs at various levels. We investigated the data science education of five LIS (Library and Information Studies) schools in China, using Fudan University’s Data Management and Application Master’s Program as an example for more specific information about the curriculum structure, course focus and teaching methods in data science education. The paper further describes the action of promoting data science and data science education in the field of LIS by the China Academic Library Research Data Management Implementation Group.


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