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The Perception of Library and Information Science Journals by LIS Education Deans and ARL Library Directors: A Replication of the Kohl-Davis Study

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dc.contributor.author Nisonger, Thomas E.
dc.contributor.author Davis, Charles H.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-26T01:43:02Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-26T01:43:02Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07
dc.identifier.citation Nisonger, T.E. & Davis, C. H. “The Perception of Library and Information Science Journals by LIS Education Deans and ARL Library Directors: A Replication of the Kohl-Davis Study.” College & Research Libraries 66 (July 2005): 341-77. en
dc.identifier.issn 0010-0870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/1084
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crljournal/2005/jul/nisonger2.pdf en
dc.description.abstract Analyzing the collective opinion of presumed experts, often termed a per- ception study, is a frequently used approach for rating journals or evaluating education programs. Replicating the 1985 Kohl–Davis study, seventy-one library and information science (LIS) journals are ranked according to their mean rating on a 1 to 5 ordinal scale by deans of ALA-accredited educa- tion programs and by the directors of ARL libraries (surveyed during the summer of 2003). Comparison of the results with the 1985 study found considerable continuity in journal perceptions over the past two decades, but more so by directors than deans. A weak to moderate correlation was found between deans’ ratings and Journal Citation Reports citation scores, whereas the correlations between directors’ perceptions and citation data were weak to nonexistent. The findings confirm a hierarchy of prestige among LIS journals, but the hierarchical order differs somewhat between deans and directors. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Association of College & Research Libraries en
dc.relation.isversionof Nisonger, T.E. & Davis, C. H. “The Perception of Library and Information Science Journals by LIS Education Deans and ARL Library Directors: A Replication of the Kohl-Davis Study.” College & Research Libraries 66 (July 2005): 341-77. en
dc.subject USA en
dc.subject library and information science periodicals en
dc.subject Canada en
dc.subject evaluation en
dc.subject surveys en
dc.subject research libraries en
dc.subject library schools en
dc.subject bibliometrics en
dc.subject chief librarians en
dc.subject performance measures en
dc.subject library and information science en
dc.title The Perception of Library and Information Science Journals by LIS Education Deans and ARL Library Directors: A Replication of the Kohl-Davis Study en
dc.type Article en


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