Title

Comparisons of Faculty Publication between Library/Archival Sciences and Other Academic Fields in the United States of America

Authors

Xue-Ming Bao

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

This study compares three types of faculty publication: a) articles in refereed professional or trade journals, b) reviews of books, articles, or creative works, c) monographs, books, textbooks or chapters in edited volumes between faculty in library and archival sciences and faculty in other academic fields. The findings reflect an unique characteristic of the librarian profession as information evaluator, selector, and provider. The study shows that more faculty members in library and archival sciences should become more involved in publishing articles in refereed professional or trade journals.