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ERIC Number: ED435385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-13
Pages: 59
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Aspects of Technical Change within Applications of Library and Information Science via a Three-Perspective Focus on Faculty and Programs among Six Educational Institutions.
Wiers, Margery
Concentrating on six institutions with doctoral programs in library and information science--Drexel University (Pennsylvania), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Syracuse University (New York), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison--graduate programs and faculty are examined by way of three perspectives. First, a comparison is made of the graduate programs of each institution between the 1990-91 and 1996-97 scholastic years, noting additions and changes in graduate degree offerings. Second, the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) specialization codes of the faculty for each of the six institutions are recorded. Totals for these codes depict the schools with faculty strengths in information science and/or technical specialties and compare each institution between 1990-91 and 1996-97. Third, the subject areas of the dissertations of full-time faculty of the six schools are examined. Using Dissertation Abstracts International subject descriptor codes and sorting by primary subject fields and subsequently by year, a comparison depicts the number of library science degrees, information science degrees, and other subject areas, and when each was obtained. A breakdown illustrates the time frame of the major subjects areas represented. Information science and/or more technically-oriented subject areas are shown to be on the increase. (MES)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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