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Title:Research trends in library and information science based on Spanish scientific publication 2000 to 2010
Auhtor(s): Anna Kawalec,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:18, No 2
Year:2013
Keywords:Library and Information Science (LIS) research; Scholarly publications; LIS research classification; Spanish LIS research trends.
Abstract:The aim of the paper is to establish Spanish research trends in Library and Information Science (LIS) on the basis of academic publications issued between 2000 and 2010. Data about publications were retrieved from twelve university department or faculty websites and were checked against Exit - Directory of Experts in Information Handling and Dialnet or DoIS, the Spanish databases on information, documentation and translation studies. The study has identified eleven topic groups of LIS research. The biggest group is Information sources, support and channels, representing 24% of the total publications. There are three other equally large topic groups, representing 13% of the total publication materials each. They are: Information treatment for information service; Industry, profession and education; and Information use and the sociology of information. This paper also discusses Spanish research trends related to the findings from prior studies.
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