A Survey of the Growth of Canadian Research in Information Science.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Clara M. Chu, Professor and Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The development of information science in the United States has been discussed in a number of papers. ln comparison to the United States very little is known about the development of information science in Canada. This paper presents a survey of the research contributions Canadians have made to information science and describes how the discipline has grown in Canada. Our data show that the strength of Canadian research has been in the areas of classification and indexing, and information storage and retrieval. Research was generated from different disciplines. The highest producers of research were from library and information science schools, followed by those from computer science departments. Although Canadian journals were founded in the 1970s as forums for research, Canadians still prefer to publish in foreign journals. The cumulative growth of Canadian research publications over the last three decades is evidence that Canadians will continue to contribute to the development of the discipline as a whole.

Additional Information

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 16(1): 12-28, 1991
Language: English
Date: 1991
Information science, Classification, Indexing , Information storage, Retrieval

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