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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, M*
dc.contributor.authorMaflahi, N*
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-06T12:09:16Z
dc.date.available2019-06-06T12:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-29
dc.identifier.citationThelwall, M. and Maflahi, N. (2015) How important is computing technology for library and information science research? Library and Information Science Research, 37(1), pp. 42-50.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.lisr.2014.09.002en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622416
dc.description.abstract© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Computers in library and information science (LIS) research have been an object of study or a tool for research for at least fifty years, but how central are computers to the discipline now? This research analyses the titles, abstracts, and keywords of forty years of articles in LIS-classified journals for trends related to computing technologies. The proportion of Scopus LIS articles mentioning some aspect of computing in their title, abstract, or keywords increased steadily from 1986 to 2000, then stabilised at about two thirds, indicating a continuing dominance of computers in most LIS research. Within this general trend, many computer-related terms have peaked and then declined in popularity. For example, the proportion of Scopus LIS article titles, abstracts, or keywords that included the terms "computer" or "computing" decreased fairly steadily from about 20% in 1975 to 5% in 2013, and the proportion explicitly mentioning the web peaked at 18% in 2002. Parallel analyses suggest that computing is substantially less important in two related disciplines: education and communication, and so it should be seen as a key aspect of the LIS identity.en
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dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740818815000055en
dc.titleHow important is computing technology for library and information science research?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1873-1848
dc.identifier.journalLibrary and Information Science Researchen
dc.date.updated2019-05-30T13:09:37Z
dc.date.accepted2015-01-29
rioxxterms.funderEU FP7 Marie Curie IAPPen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW060619NMen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-06-06en
dc.source.volume37
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage42
dc.source.endpage50
dc.description.versionPublished version
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