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The state of iSchools: An analysis of academic research and graduate education

Wu, D and He, D and Jiang, J and Dong, W and Vo, KT (2012) The state of iSchools: An analysis of academic research and graduate education. Journal of Information Science, 38 (1). 15 - 36. ISSN 0165-5515

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The emergence of the iSchool movement and the establishment of iSchools have helped to reshape the landscape of the library and information science (LIS) discipline. In this article, based on a set of research questions focusing around the research and education efforts of about 25 iSchools, we performed a study using both quantitative and qualitative methods on publically available data obtained from the web. Our results show that iSchools share the same vision and mission of working on relationships between information, people and technology, and have established themselves as the appropriate institutions for researchers from diverse subject areas to study this interdisciplinary integration. Overall, we are seeing an emerging iSchool identity and a defining iField, but there are still many important developments to make. © 2011 Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wu, D
He, Ddah44@pitt.eduDAH440000-0002-4645-8696
Jiang, J
Dong, W
Vo, KT
Date: 1 February 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information Science
Volume: 38
Number: 1
Page Range: 15 - 36
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1177/0165551511426247
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0165-5515
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 14:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 05:55


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