Needs assessment of ASIS&T publications: Bridging information research and practice

Rong Tang, Lorri Mon, Jamshid Beheshti, Yuelin Li, Danielle Pollock, Chaoqun Ni, Samuel Chu, Lu Xiao, Julia Caffrey, Steven Gentry

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Abstract

This study reports the results of a 2016 online survey on perceptions and uses of ASIS&T publications. The 190 survey respondents represented 26 countries and 5 continents, with 77% of participants coming from academia rather than practitioners. Among the emerging themes were calls for a wider scope of research from information science to be reflected in the publications (including JASIS&T and the ASIS&T Proceedings), and ongoing challenges in the role of the Bulletin as a bridge between research and practice. The study provides insights into the scholarly publishing practices of the ASIS&T community and highlights key issues for the future direction of ASIS&T's scholarly communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • ASIS&T Publications
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Publication Format and Processes
  • User Groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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