ERIC Number: ED328245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
What Did We Say; How Did We Say It; and Who Said It? A Review of a Decade of General Academic Library Publishing.
Starratt, Joseph A.; Person, Roland C.
This is a preliminary report on an ongoing research project examining the "Current Index to Journals in Education" indexing of two major, general interest academic library journals: the "Journal of Academic Librarianship" (JAL) and "College and Research Libraries" (C&RL). The data are presented "as is," and readers may draw their own conclusions. The only opinion formed thus far is that the literature presented in JAL came from more diverse sources than expected. The data are drawn from an examination of the major articles in volumes 1-14 of JAL (1976-1989). The examined articles excluded editorials and recurring invited columns such as "On My Mind" and "Library Instruction." The data source does include the apparently invited paper included in the frequent "Symposiums" that gather the responses of a number of noteworthy or appropriate authors on a topic of interest to academic librarians. The researchers looked at various author characteristics, including professional position of the first author, sex of authors, and most frequently appearing authors. In addition, they noted those institutions with which 7 or more first authors were affiliated; the average number of references in relation to the professional position of the authors; those articles with 40 or more references; and the length of titles. Included are three charts and four tables. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: College and Research Libraries (Journal); Journal of Academic Librarianship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Library Association (Springfield, Illinois, May 2-4, 1990).