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The Information School at the University of Sheffield, 1963-2013

The Information School at the University of Sheffield, 1963-2013 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical development of library and information science (LIS) teaching and research in the University of Sheffield's Information School since its founding in 1963. Design/methodology/approach – The history is based on published materials, unpublished school records, and semi-structured interviews with 19 current or ex-members of staff. Findings – The School has grown steadily over its first half-century, extending the range of its teaching from conventional programmes in librarianship and information science to include cognate programmes in areas such as health informatics, information systems and multi-lingual information management. Originality/value – There are very few published accounts of the history of LIS departments. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

The Information School at the University of Sheffield, 1963-2013

Journal of Documentation , Volume 70 (6): 18 – Oct 7, 2014

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/JD-03-2013-0040
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical development of library and information science (LIS) teaching and research in the University of Sheffield's Information School since its founding in 1963. Design/methodology/approach – The history is based on published materials, unpublished school records, and semi-structured interviews with 19 current or ex-members of staff. Findings – The School has grown steadily over its first half-century, extending the range of its teaching from conventional programmes in librarianship and information science to include cognate programmes in areas such as health informatics, information systems and multi-lingual information management. Originality/value – There are very few published accounts of the history of LIS departments.

Journal

Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 7, 2014

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