Mapping the Canadian library and information science research landscape

Abstract

This work-in-progress paper aims to map the scholarship produced by the eight Canadian Library and Information Science (LIS) schools. After using the citation network to divide publications into several research areas, we analyze how the research output of different LIS schools is distributed across these areas, in an attempt to shed light on the schools’ specificities and commonalities and how each school contributes to the global picture of Canadian LIS research.

Publication
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes du congrès annuel de lACSI
Cora-Lynn Munroe-Lynds
Cora-Lynn Munroe-Lynds
Research Assistant
Marc-André Simard
Marc-André Simard
PhD Student, Université de Montréal

Marc-André is a Ph.D. student in Information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (Université Laval) and a Master’s degree in Information Science (Université de Montréal). His research focuses on bibliometrics, open access, and science policy.

Vinson Li
Vinson Li
Librarian Educator, Nova Scotia Health

My name is Vinson Li and I am a Research Assistant at Dalhousie University. I hold a PharmD from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and a Master of Information from Dalhousie University. My research areas of interest include: bibliometrics, health science librarianship, and combatting misinformation. I am also the Librarian Educator at Nova Scotia Health.

Emily McClean
Emily McClean
Research Assistant

Emily McClean is from Charlottetown, PEI and graduated from Acadia University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in English with Honours. She’s excited to start her Master of Information at Dalhousie University in the fall.

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).