ERIC Number: ED214517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Classification of Education and Research in Librarianship and Information Science. Report of a Project Submitted to the Board of Directors, Association of American Library Schools.
Anderson, James D.
In order to provide access to individual educators and researchers in library science on the basis of their specializations and types of research, a project was undertaken to develop a Classification of Education and Research in Librarianship and Information Science (CERLIS). A review was conducted of the treatment of library science materials in a number of existing classification schemes and thesauri, among them Library of Congress Classification, Classification Research Group Classification, and the Thesaurus of Information Science and Technology. CERLIS, the scheme tested during this project, is a twice-revised version of the Classification Research Group's Classification of Library and Information Science. Established to classify people rather than documents, CERLIS is designed for self-classification by the individual to be classified. The test version of CERLIS was sent to a random sample of 100 full-time personnel in library education programs, and 28 persons responded with completed classification forms. Specialization profiles and tabulations of the responses were then drawn up. Though there were some problems with CERLIS, testing indicated that it can be used by educators and researchers to describe their specializations, courses, and research. A guide to CERLIS is appended, and six tables, four figures, and a 23-item reference list accompany the text. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Classification Research Group