Use of research by librarians and information professionals

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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The study's aim is twofold: first to determine the extent to which Australian library and information professionals produce research literature (specifically journal articles); and second to explore the status of the use of research literature by library and information science (LIS) practitioners as evidence for their practice. All articles published in the field of LIS in 2015 by Australian authors were analysed and seven interviews were conducted with Australian librarians. Out of 152 articles published in 2015 by Australian authors, 37 articles (20.3%) were authored by at least one practitioner, 29 articles (15.9%) were fully authored by practitioners, and eight articles were joint work by faculty members and practitioners. Australian LIS journals played an important role in providing a venue for the publication of articles authored by practitioners. Interviews showed that the use of research literature as
Original languageEnglish
Article number1733
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalLibrary Philosophy and Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02 Feb 2018

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