LIS research and publishing: the forces of change

Linda Ashcroft (Linda Ashcroft is Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.)
Stephanie McIvor (Stephanie McIvor is a Researcher at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Outlines the main themes and programmes of recent library and information science (LIS) research, giving examples of individual projects. Discusses how the direction of this research has been, and is likely to continue to be, subject to the forces of both technological change and of organisational change within the major funding bodies. Examines how the findings of such research are disseminated and discusses the role of academic journals and commercial publishers, including their likely future role. Finds the dissemination of research findings for LIS to be less than adequate in terms of meeting user needs, and suggests that Re:source establish a national LIS research register in partnership with commercial publishers.



Ashcroft, L. and McIvor, S. (2000), "LIS research and publishing: the forces of change", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 9, pp. 461-469.

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