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Publication date: 1 April 2006

Bob Pymm

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Collection Building, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 28 October 2014

Bob Pymm and Primoz Juznic

This paper aims to report on the outcomes of a survey of organisations in Australia and Slovenia hosting undergraduate Library and Information Studies (LIS) students on…

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Purpose

This paper aims to report on the outcomes of a survey of organisations in Australia and Slovenia hosting undergraduate Library and Information Studies (LIS) students on professional placement to better understand the reasons behind organisations accepting students, the workload implications and their satisfaction with the process.

Design/methodology/approach

Hosting organisations were asked to complete a survey on various aspects of the placement process.

Findings

For both countries, hosts reported favourably on their experience, and virtually, all felt that while it was a real commitment of time and resources on their part, it was a responsibility they were happy to take on. There was little difference between the two cohorts, suggesting that the findings from this research may be an accurate picture of the situation for LIS placements hosts more generally. The positive view of the placement and the belief in its role in LIS education is further strengthened by this study.

Research limitations/implications

The research suggests that hosting students is not seen as an onerous task, but one which brings benefits to both parties. This will be useful in promoting student placements when looking for new host opportunities.

Originality/value

This study has added to the limited literature in the LIS field on the experience of host organisations. Obtaining similar results across two countries added to the reliability of the findings which will help inform those planning future student placements.

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Library Review, vol. 63 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Bob Pymm

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Online Information Review, vol. 30 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Publication date: 17 April 2007

Bob Pymm

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The Electronic Library, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 September 2005

Bob Pymm

110

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Collection Building, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Online Information Review, vol. 30 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Publication date: 3 October 2008

Bob Pymm

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Collection Building, vol. 27 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 14 August 2007

Bob Pymm

483

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Online Information Review, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Collection Building, vol. 21 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 9 August 2011

Bob Pymm

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The Electronic Library, vol. 29 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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