1 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) (BULGARIA)
2 University of Zagreb (CROATIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN21 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 3897-3903
ISBN: 978-84-09-31267-2
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.0822
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
The Bachelor Specialty Archival and Documentary Studies at Library Management and Archival Studies Department, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) is related to the preparation of students with high theoretical and professional training, allowing them full realization in the modern work environment. The training is oriented to the new scientific paradigms and is in line with long-standing national traditions. The curriculum is based on the concept of training broad-based specialists for implementation in public administration, local government, the private sector, and in all memory institutions, as well as in the extremely active NGOs in recent decades and other structures of civil society.

In recent years, we have been actively working for the full inclusion of modern technologies in the process of training students from all professional fields. There are many discussion issues addressing the place of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the training of humanities professionals. This issue stood out as significant in 2020 in the context of absenteeism, due to the social isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Bulgaria, there is still no in-depth study of the possibilities of ICT as an element of the academic education of students in Archival and Documentary Studies programme.

The report presents the results of a survey on the topic of Education in Archival and Documentary Studies in the Modern Information Environment among students majoring in Archival and Documentary Studies at the Faculty of Library Studies and Cultural Heritage. The research activity is within the scientific task of the project "Information Portal for Archival-Documentary Heritage of the Bulgarian Revival" (Contract № KP-06-N 25/2, 13.12.2018 with Annex FNI-2912, 17.12.2020, National Science Fund of Ministry of Education and Science). The aim of the study is to examine, analyze and summarize the attitude of students to the application of modern information and communication technologies in the educational process in academic specialties in the field of Archival and Documentary Studies; their awareness of the activities of archival institutions; their opinion on the offered projects, training practices and internships, as well as their future professional orientation. Analyzes and summaries will contribute to improving the quality of education in academic specialties training specialists in the field of Archival and Documentary Studies.
Archival and Documentary Studies, ICT, career guidance, survey, ULSIT.