Why Think? Just Do: The Dawn of a New Era in Australia and Implications for Australian LIS Research / Kerry Smith

Smith, Kerry (2011) Why Think? Just Do: The Dawn of a New Era in Australia and Implications for Australian LIS Research / Kerry Smith. In: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011), 22-24 June 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Work undertaken by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Research Committee for the Australian Research Council‘s (ARC) Excellence in Research (ERA) initiative revealed a commitment by Australian library and information studies (LIS) academics to undertake serious research for the profession in Australia, a necessity in order to survive in the current Australian research and university policy climate. Yet on a world scale, LIS research being undertaken by research academics and students in the Australian LIS context is not extensive. The paper describes the current context of research activity in Australian universities and outlines the ALIA ERA experience, the final outcome of which was, in the eyes of many, unfavourable to Australian LIS research community. It concludes by addressing the question: Is there room for optimism?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Smith, KerryUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Information Management
Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak
Event Title: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011)
Event Dates: 22-24 June 2011
Page Range: pp. 617-623
Item ID: 3935
Uncontrolled Keywords: LIS research - Australia/ research measurement; Research performance; Research practice
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 02:35
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3935

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