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Title:The globalization of the iSchools movement
Author(s):Bonnici, Laurie J.; Julien, Heidi; Burnett, Kathleen
Subject(s):iSchools
library and information science
computer and information science
content analysis
international
history and philosophy of information
Abstract:In 2005 a relatively small interdisciplinary group of LIS schools, all based in the U.S., announced its intention to form a new “iField.” The explicitly stated goal behind the formation and formalization of this group was the coming to grips with the “elusive identity [that] poses a challenge for the I-School movement” (King, 2006). Today 40% of the iSchools Caucus is non-U.S. based. This research examines the impact of the international member schools on what was once an exclusively American group. The internationalization phenomenon is examined from the perspective of the Information Outcome Space (Gross & Latham, 2011). Content analysis of school websites addressing vision and mission statements, “about the school” statements, and messages from the Deans/Directors were conducted to discern the philosophical approaches of iSchool as they relate to the concept of information. This research addresses whether information conception is the uniting, identifying, and defining identity for the iCaucus.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Bonnici, L. J., Julien, H., & Burnett, K. (2013). The globalization of the iSchools movement. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp.912-915). doi:10.9776/13466
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42087
DOI:10.9776/13466
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03


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