Designing disciplinary identity: An analysis of the term “design” in library and information science vocabulary

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This poster explores the role of design in the disciplinary identity and positioning of librarianship and information science through examination of the term “design” in two prominent contemporary library and information science vocabularies: the thesaurus for H.W. Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science Full Text database and the American Society for Information Science & Technology's Thesaurus of Information Science, Technology and Librarianship. Findings include conflicting and fractured identities, power struggles and paradigm entrenchment. Further research into disciplinary identity is necessary not only to improve controlled vocabularies but also to solidify and unify professional identity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Information science
information science
vocabulary
Thesauri
thesaurus
librarianship
power struggle
poster
paradigm
examination

Keywords

  • controlled vocabularies
  • design
  • identity
  • information science
  • librarianship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

Cite this

@article{6d2cce6c0a974fd3969d6881e31ab139,
title = "Designing disciplinary identity: An analysis of the term “design” in library and information science vocabulary",
abstract = "This poster explores the role of design in the disciplinary identity and positioning of librarianship and information science through examination of the term “design” in two prominent contemporary library and information science vocabularies: the thesaurus for H.W. Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science Full Text database and the American Society for Information Science & Technology's Thesaurus of Information Science, Technology and Librarianship. Findings include conflicting and fractured identities, power struggles and paradigm entrenchment. Further research into disciplinary identity is necessary not only to improve controlled vocabularies but also to solidify and unify professional identity.",
keywords = "controlled vocabularies, design, identity, information science, librarianship",
author = "Rachel Clarke",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010074",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "52",
pages = "1--4",
journal = "Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology",
issn = "2373-9231",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Designing disciplinary identity

T2 - An analysis of the term “design” in library and information science vocabulary

AU - Clarke, Rachel

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - This poster explores the role of design in the disciplinary identity and positioning of librarianship and information science through examination of the term “design” in two prominent contemporary library and information science vocabularies: the thesaurus for H.W. Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science Full Text database and the American Society for Information Science & Technology's Thesaurus of Information Science, Technology and Librarianship. Findings include conflicting and fractured identities, power struggles and paradigm entrenchment. Further research into disciplinary identity is necessary not only to improve controlled vocabularies but also to solidify and unify professional identity.

AB - This poster explores the role of design in the disciplinary identity and positioning of librarianship and information science through examination of the term “design” in two prominent contemporary library and information science vocabularies: the thesaurus for H.W. Wilson's Library Literature & Information Science Full Text database and the American Society for Information Science & Technology's Thesaurus of Information Science, Technology and Librarianship. Findings include conflicting and fractured identities, power struggles and paradigm entrenchment. Further research into disciplinary identity is necessary not only to improve controlled vocabularies but also to solidify and unify professional identity.

KW - controlled vocabularies

KW - design

KW - identity

KW - information science

KW - librarianship

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84987704820&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84987704820&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010074

DO - 10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010074

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84987704820

VL - 52

SP - 1

EP - 4

JO - Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology

JF - Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology

SN - 2373-9231

IS - 1

ER -