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Academic research in iSchools: State and implications

Wu, D and He, D and Jiang, J and Dong, W and Vo, KT (2011) Academic research in iSchools: State and implications. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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As the information field rapidly evolves, so do the academic research programs in Information Schools (iSchools). In this paper, we examine the current academic research state of iSchools through quantitative study of publically-available online data related to the educational background, research interests, publications, research funding, and collaborations. Some important findings in our study include that iSchools are appropriate institutions for integrating researchers from diverse disciplines; the intersection of information, technology, and users has been established as the core research focus of iSchools; iSchools are developing ways to understand, integrate, and model the interaction among related disciplines; iSchools are attracting external support from a diverse group of funding agencies; and iSchools have forged strong connections and collaborations in order to build one discipline. Copyright © 2011 ACM.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wu, D
He, Ddah44@pitt.eduDAH440000-0002-4645-8696
Jiang, J
Dong, W
Vo, KT
Date: 18 March 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Page Range: 203 - 210
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/1940761.1940789
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450301213
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 18:28
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2019 15:57


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