Publications of Australian LIS academics in databases

Concepcion S. Wilson, Sebastian K. Boell, Mary Anne Kennan, Patricia Willard

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    This paper examines aspects of journal articles published from 1967 to 2008, located in eight databases, and authored or co-authored by academics serving for at least two years in Australian LIS programs from 1959 to 2008. These aspects are: inclusion of publications in databases, publications in journals, authorship characteristics of publications, productivity, and subject content of publications over time. Results indicate that national and LIS-specific databases provided adequate coverage; however, no single database provided over half of all publications. More than half of all articles were published in national journals focusing on aspects of LIS in Australia; however, there is a trend for increasing publications in international journals. Most of the earlier publications had one author, but multiple authorship in publications has increased since 1999. Overall the number of publications per LIS academic is low; however, per capita productivity has been increasing since the mid-1990s. Finally, titles of articles reveal a shift from library-related terms to information-related terms.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages211-230
    Number of pages20
    JournalAustralian Academic and Research Libraries
    Volume42
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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    Wilson, Concepcion S. ; Boell, Sebastian K. ; Kennan, Mary Anne ; Willard, Patricia. / Publications of Australian LIS academics in databases. In: Australian Academic and Research Libraries. 2011 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 211-230.
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    Wilson, CS, Boell, SK, Kennan, MA & Willard, P 2011, 'Publications of Australian LIS academics in databases' Australian Academic and Research Libraries, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 211-230.

    Publications of Australian LIS academics in databases. / Wilson, Concepcion S.; Boell, Sebastian K.; Kennan, Mary Anne; Willard, Patricia.

    In: Australian Academic and Research Libraries, Vol. 42, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 211-230.

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