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Abstract: This paper examines aspects of journal articles published from 1967 to 2008, located in eight databases, and authored or co-authored by academics serving for at least two years in Australian LIS programs from 1959 to 2008. These aspects are: inclusion of publications in databases, publications in journals, authorship characteristics of publications, productivity, and subject content of publications over time. Results indicate that national and LIS-specific databases provided adequate coverage; however, no single database provided over half of all publications. More than half of all articles were published in national journals focusing on aspects of LIS in Australia; however, there is a trend for increasing publications in international journals. Most of the earlier publications had one author, but multiple authorship in publications has increased since 1999. Overall the number of publications per LIS academic is low; however, per capita productivity has been increasing since the mid-1990s. Finally, titles of articles reveal a shift from library-related terms to information-related terms.

To cite this article: Wilson, Concepcion S; Boell, Sebastian K; Kennan, Mary Anne and Willard, Patricia. Publications of Australian LIS academics in databases [online]. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 42, No. 3, Sep 2011: 211-230. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=030435884269651;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0004-8623. [cited 23 May 17].

Personal Author: Wilson, Concepcion S; Boell, Sebastian K; Kennan, Mary Anne; Willard, Patricia; Source: Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 42, No. 3, Sep 2011: 211-230 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0004-8623 Subject: Libraries and electronic publishing; Academic libraries--Information services; Library science; Information storage and retrieval systems--Libraries; Information literacy; Affiliation: (1) School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, email: c.wilson@unsw.edu.au
(2) Information Systems, Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052
(3) School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, and School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga 2678
(4) Information Systems, Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection