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dc.contributor.author Finlay, C.S
dc.contributor.author Sugimoto, C.R
dc.contributor.author Li, D
dc.contributor.author Russell, T.G
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-01T20:01:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-01T20:01:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Finlay, C.S., Sugimoto, C.R., Li, D., & Russell, T.G. (2012). LIS dissertation titles and abstracts (1930-2009): Where have all the librar* gone? Library Quarterly, 82(1), 29-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/662945
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/662945
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/18467
dc.description.abstract This article examines the topicality of Library and Information Science (LIS) dissertations written between 1930 and 2009 at schools with American Library Association (ALA)-accredited university programs in North America. Dissertation titles and abstracts were examined for the presence of library-related keywords drawn from the core curricula of ALA-accredited schools, and trend data were created to describe the evolution of LIS doctoral research over the past eighty years. The results show that the percentage of dissertations found to contain no instance of any of the selected library keywords has steadily risen since 1980. Simultaneously, the percentage of dissertations found to contain instances of keywords in both the title and abstract has steadily declined. The results provide general empirical support for long-held anecdotal assertions that libraries are no longer the primary research focus at the doctoral level in LIS.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press
dc.rights © 2012 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.
dc.title LIS dissertation titles and abstracts (1930-2009): Where have all the librar* gone?
dc.type Article


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