ERIC Number: ED439712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-2
Reference Count: N/A
A Field in Transition: Proposal To Change the Name of the Department of Library and Information Science to the Department of Information Studies.
Borgman, Christine L.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has taken advantage of a unique and timely opportunity to build on core strengths in information studies and on complementary strengths elsewhere in the Graduate School of Education and Information Science (GSE&IS) and on campus to achieve an academic program that lies at the intellectual core of the information-centered university of the 21st century. This document represents a proposal to change the name of the Department of Library and Information Science to the Department of Information Studies. The proposal is divided into the following sections: statement of vision for the Department of Information Studies; introduction; transition from Library and Information Science to Information Studies; job market for Information Studies graduates with Master's and Ph.D. Degrees; research and development opportunities; Information Studies programs in other universities and at UCLA; and a summary. (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Library and Information Science.