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Library and Information Science journal as a tool for continuing professional development in Malaysia: A bibliometric study

Abu Bakar, Ahmad Bakeri (2005) Library and Information Science journal as a tool for continuing professional development in Malaysia: A bibliometric study. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 10 (1). pp. 19-28. ISSN 1394-6234

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Abstract

The main focus of this paper is to look at the role of the Library and Information Science (LIS) journal as a channel for communicating innovative ideas that could be used for the continuing education of information professionals. For this purpose, the Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science (MJLIS) was selected for an analytical assessment of its role in communicating innovative ideas. To assess if articles found in the journal constitute contents that contain innovative ideas, a method called contextual analysis was used. The results showed that LIS journals can aptly serve as a tool for communicating innovative ideas, which can be process, product or service-based. By engaging these materials, information professionals might be able to derive benefits directly or indirectly and eventually become more learned and educated.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3443/31317
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continuing professional development; Bibliometrics; LIS journals; Innovation; Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science; MJLIS.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Ahmad Bakeri Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2013 03:32
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 03:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31317

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