LIS Research in India 1980-2007:An Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations

Shivalingaiah, D and Sheshadri, K N and Manjunatha, Keralapura (2009) LIS Research in India 1980-2007:An Analysis of Doctoral Dissertations. In: ALIEP 2009 Conference, Tokyo,Japan. (Unpublished)

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The survey results show that the output of doctoral researches in LIS field is increasing since 1980 and the growth is significant from 1990s. A steady development has been observed till 1995 and since then the growth of LIS research though increasing has experienced varied growth. While the maximum number of Doctoral dissertations was during 1995 and 2003, the minimum was found during 1998 and 2000-01. About 4.5% of research supervisors and 15% of Indian universities offering LIS education have contributed significantly to the research output. Universities in South India have produced more doctoral researchers as compare to North India. Academic and public libraries are the most researched libraries. Information seeking behaviour, bibliographic/ bibliometric/ literature study, and LIS education are most popular subject areas of LIS research. The other subject areas like measuring service quality from customers‟ perspectives, technical skills required for of LIS professionals, awareness and familiarity with open sources, level of utilization of open sources, tools and techniques of digitization, and metadata harvesting call for attention of LIS researchers/academicians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: LIS Research in India
Subjects: Management Information Systems > Library and Information Science
Divisions: Operations and Information Science
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh Kamath
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 06:17

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