Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice

Jia Tina Du (University of South Australia, Australia), Qinghua Zhu (Nanjing University, China) and Andy Koronios (University of South Australia, Australia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 372
ISBN13: 9781466651586|ISBN10: 146665158X|EISBN13: 9781466651593|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5158-6

Description

Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Library and Databases
  • Human-Information Interaction
  • Information and User Behaviour
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Literacy
  • Leading Edge Theories and Models
  • LIS Community, its Research and Publication
  • LIS Education
  • Policy issues
  • Trends in LIS Research

Reviews and Testimonials

The book is quite useful to those interested in research trends in Asia-Oceania as well as those studying broader advances in LIS and other information topics. Librarians and information scientists are the target audiences. The volume is recommended as the research is useful broadly.

– Brian Doherty, Dean of the Library, New College of Florida

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jia Tina Du is a Lecturer in the Library and Information Management Program located in the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Australia, Australia. She was 2010 Highly Commended Award Winner of the prestigious International Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Information Science Category for her Ph.D. thesis on Web user’s multi-tasking search behaviour. She has produced a consistent stream of high-quality publications since completing her Ph.D. Her research interests are in interactive/cognitive information retrieval, Web research, multitasking search, and human information behaviour. Her research projects have been funded by the Australian Government and industries including .au Domain Administration LTD (.auDA) Foundation. Dr. Du is Associate member of Australian Library and Information Association and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives, PC member for both domestic and international conferences in the field, as well as invited reviewer for top journals including, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and Information Processing & Management.
Qinghua Zhu is a Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Information Management at Nanjing University, China. He was a research student at Keio University (1990-1991) and a visiting scholar at Tsukuba University (1997-1998) in Japan. He was also a guest professor at Soochow University (April 2009 - May 2009) in Taiwan, and a visiting professor at University of Saskatchewan (June 2013 - August 2013) in Canada. Dr. Zhu is nationally known for his work in the Library and Information Science field in China. He is a member of the executive council of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, a member of the executive council of China Society for Social Science Information, a member of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and a member of the Association for Information Systems. His research interests include information resource management, human information behavior, and information service. Dr. Zhu has published in, Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Technical Information, Journal of Library Science in China, Scientometrics, Online Information Review, as well as other journals and refereed conference proceedings, such as iConference, ICIS, PACIS, etc.
Andy Koronios is the Head of the School of Information Technology and Mathematic Sciences at the University of South Australia, Australia. Professor Koronios has extensive experience in both commercial and academic environments and has interests in electronic commerce, information quality, IT-mediated business models, enterprise architecture and information governance. He also has a keen interest in the changing role of the modern CIO and the development of IT professionals.

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