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Webometric analysis of departments of librarianship and information science

Webometric analysis of departments of librarianship and information science

It is important to note the limitations in such an analysis. Most obviously, as has been noted by several workers [13, 15-17, 20, 21], current search engine technology cannot be relied upon to provide comprehensive, reliable sitation data. We have already noted the counter-intuitive sitation counts obtained in some of the searches and this is hardly surprising given the known lack of comprehensiveness of existing search machines [20, 25]. However, we have found less inconsistency in the search engine used (AltaVista) than has been claimed previously, especially if care is taken to carry out the necessary search operations when the load on the search engine is at its lowest. Another technical question relates to the presence of servers, often associated with individual research groups within a department, that are not hierarchically linked to that department’s homepage and that accordingly cannot be included using search strings such as those shown in Table 2. Thus, within our own department in Sheffield, there are research- group servers covering dental education and chemoinformatics that were not included in the sitation counts, despite attracting almost as many residual sitations on their own as the departmental figures reported in Table 3. There may well be analogous, seemingly discrete sets of pages for the other LIS departments considered here. Taken with the varied reasons for which sitations are made, it seems hardly surprising that we were unable to identify any significant correlation between our sitation data and the peer evaluations of research excellence embodied in the RAE rankings (whereas such correlations are easily demonstrated when conventional citation data are used [6, 8, 9]). We hence believe that it is premature to use sitation data for evaluating the research performance of individual academic departments; our other principal conclusion is that if an LIS department wishes to boost its Web visibility, it can best achieve this by hosting as wide a range of types of material as possible.
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Brief communication: Gender differences in publication and citation counts in librarianship and information science research.

Brief communication: Gender differences in publication and citation counts in librarianship and information science research.

Gender is one of the key components in understanding individuals and their working lives. An important component of academic working life is the publication of research findings, and the subsequent citation of those publications, and there have hence been many investigations of the publication and citation behaviour of men and women in a range of subject fields [1-8]. With the notable exception of women’s studies [9], the general conclusion from these investigations is that women publish less than men and are less likely to be cited than are men. Many reasons have been suggested for this, most notably the under-representation of women in academe at the higher levels [2, 4, 8, 10-12]. Librarianship and information science (hereafter LIS) is a discipline that attracts both men and women, both as practitioners and as academics, and it is hence of interest to ascertain whether the differences that have been observed in other subjects are equally applicable here. However, with the exception of the study by Korytnyk [13], there do not appear to have been any detailed studies of the extent to which gender affects the publication and citation performance of LIS academics.
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Library Science & Information Science Profession

Library Science & Information Science Profession

students in the philosophy, knowledge and professional values of librarianship, as practised in libraries and in other contexts and as guided by the vision of the 21 st centaury librarianship. There is rapid changes in LIS education and training facilities in India during the past 10 years, the number of library schools/departments have grown/increased substantially, both are regular and distance education programmes Re-orientation has been common in most LIS departments and review and revision also have been seen remarkably.
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Research in librarianship and report writing

Research in librarianship and report writing

Japan dates back to the late 1800s when libraries were imported from the West, whereas research in “library and information science (LIS)” started in 1967. This article outlines a brief overview of LIS research in Japan after 1967, especially in recent years. LIS research in Japan is divided into two prominent types: one is carried out by researchers in universities, and the other by library

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Institutional ethnography: A sociology for librarianship

Institutional ethnography: A sociology for librarianship

Canadian sociologist Dorothy Smith’s institutional ethnography (IE) is an ontology of the social that conceptualises ‘life as usual’ as the ongoing coordination of people’s actions across diverse sites. Popular in the health sciences and human service professions as a research strategy for understanding and explicating problematics of everyday life, it is slowly gaining traction as a critical research approach for library and information science (LIS). This article introduces IE and provides an overview of its central tenets. It outlines ways in which institutional ethnographers identify research problematics and collect and analyse data. The article concludes with three illustrations of how institutional ethnography has been used to map the linkages among activities and institutional processes, ultimately revealing how it can contribute to a critical understanding of library and information science practices and scholarship.
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DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE. LIS 799 Practicum Spring 2014 Professor Bill Crowley

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE. LIS 799 Practicum Spring 2014 Professor Bill Crowley

because its main feature is based on performing and reading, music items are different from printed books. As maps or other non-book items, they are also in the specialized library items category that needs the expertise to catalog. Music librarians Massimo Gentili Tedeschi and Federica Riva indicate that, "… Music librarianship recognized the need to focus the cataloging process on all kinds of documents preserving music and information about musical events." 1

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Retirement, Retention, and Recruitment: The Future of Librarianship in Colorado

Retirement, Retention, and Recruitment: The Future of Librarianship in Colorado

Prospective librarians are earning graduate degrees via a variety of options. Over half of responding students are enrolled at the University of Denver, attend- ing the only MLIS program based at a Colorado university. In addition, 1 out of 5 participates in the Kansas-based Emporia in the Rockies extension program, 1 out of 7 participates in an out-of-state program online, and 1 out of 12 is enrolled at either the University of Colorado, Denver, or the University of Northern Col- orado programs for school librarians. In addition to LIS students in these school- specific programs, some prospective school librarians may be pursuing master’s degrees in library and information science from the University of Denver, Em- poria in the Rockies, or another program based outside Colorado.
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Education in Library and Information Science. An overview of Contemporary Librarianship Education

Education in Library and Information Science. An overview of Contemporary Librarianship Education

According to a survey published by ALISE, in 2000, the number of the hours of study in order to obtain the Master Degree varies between 36 and 54 according to the school(9). Before 1970, no program had more than 36 hours. The number of optional hours increased to 100. Only a small number of accreditations are allowed from school to school. A special attention is given to the practical activities developed under the direct supervision of the university personnel, disciples and practitioners. The same statistical report shows the master studies are followed by women in a proportion of 70%, and the graduate studies, by men in the same percentage. For the Doctor title the percentages are equal. The foreign students following LIS programs in USA represent only 6% of the total number. They come from China, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and India. The report also points out that the master diploma is obtained by 86% white students, 5% Afro Students, 2% Asiatic students, 3% Hispanics, 4% Indians from America and Alaska.
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Master of Science in Information Assurance: Department of Information Assurance, College of Information, Science & Technology

Master of Science in Information Assurance: Department of Information Assurance, College of Information, Science & Technology

o There is no minimum GRE requirement, but the applicant’s score will be one factor used in evaluating the student’s portfolio. The GRE test requirement is waived if: the student is a graduate of the University of Nebraska system with a degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems and a GPA of 3.5 or more, OR the student has earned an MS or advanced degree in a closely related discipline.

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LIS/KM 4223/5223 Information Technology Management Fall 2010 Online Delivered Course

LIS/KM 4223/5223 Information Technology Management Fall 2010 Online Delivered Course

Carolyn V. Brown, et al Managing Information Technology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN: 0-13-178954-6 [This book is available online (Amazon, Half) and in the OU bookstore – it is usually less expensive from online sources.]

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The Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Library and Information Science (LIS) Careers in India

The Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Library and Information Science (LIS) Careers in India

ICT (Information Communication Technology) has changed the way information centers manage. Today ICT plays a very drastic role in the library disciplines. All manual performed library operations are converted into computerized operations which means applied ICT techniques in libraries, and providing better and faster services in the end users. As an outcome, librarians have been forced to incorporate new ICT skills. Indian LIS schools should strengthen formal and informal ICT knowledge and training in order to meet the insistence of the current LIS job market. In this digital scenario, ICT has changed the possibilities of the library job promotions and has changed expected library performances. The computer and networking atmosphere has compelled LIS professionals to have appropriate basic ICT knowledge and training skills. These skills can help the librarians to merge advanced ICT skills and competence in areas such as web development in libraries, integrated library systems, and the World Wide Web ( Ameen, 2010). This tendency has lead to significant changes in the LIS field.
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LIS 2635 Information Architecture Fall 2010, Monday 12:00-2:50 p.m.

LIS 2635 Information Architecture Fall 2010, Monday 12:00-2:50 p.m.

Information Architecture (IA) refers to the process of forming, designing, and producing web site information. Web sites have transformed from passive displays to interactive online spaces and information architecture incorporates the diverse implementation of web technologies in online structures. The IA course emphasizes user and task-centered design, online structure (labeling, organization, navigation), diagrammatic planning, evaluation metrics, search, collaboration, and social information. The evolving technical foundation of the web that supports information structures will be reviewed (e.g. (X)HTML, XML, CSS, scripting, AJAX). Recent advances in social technologies have introduced new dimensions to information architecture principles and their application to a wide array of tools currently used in library environments. For example, mashups, wikis, blogs, media-sharing, and various social networking tools will be examined. Work with these technologies and various web applications is required.
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LIS Working Paper Series

LIS Working Paper Series

We examine how within- fi rm skill premia–wage di ff erentials associated with jobs involving di ff erent skill requirements–vary both across fi rms and over time. Our fi rm-level results [r]

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Trends in LIS Education in Singapore

Trends in LIS Education in Singapore

The issue of accreditation of LIS professional programs has been discussed in regional LIS education conferences and workshops for a number of years . In 2000, Majid et al. (2002) carried out a questionnaire survey of LIS schools in Southeast Asia to explore the perceptions of the LIS schools about a regional accreditation scheme . 12 of the 14 schools surveyed agreed there is a need for developing an accreditation scheme for LIS degrees in Southeast Asia. 13 of 14 schools expressed interest in participating in a regional accreditation scheme. A majority of the respondents agreed that a joint committee of representatives from CONSAL (Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians) and LIS schools should be responsible for developing and coordinating a regional accreditation scheme. CONSAL is a conference series held ev ery 3 years (http://www.consal.org). Majid et al. (2002) also outlined a model for developing and implementing an accreditation scheme under the auspices and oversight of CONSAL. The issue of accreditation and certification was raised at the CONSAL XII (2003) conference in Brunei, and a proposal for the development of a regional accreditation and certification scheme was included in the conference resolutions.
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Technology. Technology. in Information. in Information (MSIT) Master of Science. Master of Science. Master of Science.

Technology. Technology. in Information. in Information (MSIT) Master of Science. Master of Science. Master of Science.

Continually informed by new developments in the field and closely allied with local industry, the MSIT program combines a robust core curriculum and unique strands in fields such as Information Security Management and Social Network Analysis. Also built into the program from the very start are the graduate seminars on emerging technologies, a series of lectures and workshops led by internationally recognized visiting faculty and industry experts one of whom may also serve as advisor to the research project you shall be doing at the end of your studies. This combination of industry-relevant coursework, exposure to new technologies, and opportunities for networking and original research will equip you for advancement to leadership positions in the field.
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Development of Large Scale Land Information System (LIS) by Using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Field Surveying

Development of Large Scale Land Information System (LIS) by Using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Field Surveying

Large-scale geographic and land information systems (GIS and LIS) are developing rapidly in local and state governments and other organizations across the country. These systems handle critical information related to land parcels, transportation, utilities, and other infrastructure and facilities. They are changing the way organizations operate and make decisions, and therefore, they affect the daily activities and lives of the citizens and customers of these organizations.

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Imagination in LIS Research

Imagination in LIS Research

On imagination in methods there is much to be said, but for the purposes of this article it is more or less enough to refer to my previous article in LIR (Sturges, 2008). This rejects the slavery of LIS research to the questionnaire survey – a slavery much greater in extent than the published part of the literature reveals. Surveys generally tell you what you wanted to be told in the first place; and you can use statistical tests of significance to ‘prove’ that what you have been told is true. Dressed up with plenty of tables and charts generated by your database software, you have what seems to be the ideal LIS article. In fact most such articles are either nonsense or too banal to be worth publication. I suggested then that imaginative choice and, indeed, invention and reinvention of methods is so much more appropriate.
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Libraries, Librarianship and Library Education in the Czech Republic

Libraries, Librarianship and Library Education in the Czech Republic

librarianship. Under Party rule, libraries were under the control of the Ministry of Culture, which was dedicated to centralized Party ideals. The library directors were appointed by the KSČ, and budgets were granted mainly “just to keep it [the library system] alive.” 10 Libraries were allowed to make requests for funding, but the process for distributing money was inconsistent and filled with bureaucratic complications regarding the areas of wages, building maintenance and periodical purchases. 11 A diagram of the structural ties of research libraries during communism is included in Appendix A. The chart traces the path of power from the government, through the Ministry of Finance, the Secret Police and the Ministry of Culture to the libraries. It also shows some of the issues involved with this power structure such as bureaucratic constraints and the other agencies that affected the way libraries functioned, such as the publishing industry.
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The future of Latin American area studies librarianship

The future of Latin American area studies librarianship

University National Survey of Area Librarianship” was presented at the Future of Area Librarianship Conference held at Indiana University Libraries on July 13-14, 1995. This national survey consists of distinct surveys directed at four discrete groups: directors of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries, area librarians (all areas were surveyed), deans/directors of schools of library and information science, and the directors of area centers, both Title VI and non-Title VI institutions (Neal). The purpose of these surveys was to gauge both institutional and professional attitudes on the present and future status of area librarianship; create a professional profile of current area librarians; and project the future needs of area librarians, including identifying, recruiting, and training future area librarians by reevaluating the requisite skills set. The literature review for this section has been divided into four sections that address each part of the IU
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Critical librarianship in health sciences libraries: an introduction

Critical librarianship in health sciences libraries: an introduction

Several critical teaching methods have been used by library workers, including critical pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, and critical information literacy [16]. At their core, these methods prioritize learner engagement and personal agency and aim to create actors for social change rather than passive learners. Feminist pedagogy actively addresses patriarchal power structures by creating interactive, decentered classrooms [17] and critiquing traditional library assessment methods [18]. Additional scholarship in this area has included raising awareness of

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