THE VALUE AND IM­PACT OF LIS RE­SEARCH IN TRANS­FORM­ING LI­BRARIES AND COM­MU­NI­TIES

Car­los L. Ecle­via, Jr.

PLAI Congress 2018 Program - - PARALLEL SESSION -

De La Salle Uni­ver­sity Manila Email ad­dress: cle­[email protected] Ab­stract

This pa­per dis­cusses the devel­op­ment of aca­demic re­search in the field of li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence. It presents ev­i­dence and ex­am­ples of the im­pact and value of LIS re­search to li­brary trans­for­ma­tion and ser­vice de­liv­ery. Dis­cus­sion in­cludes the re­search pro­duc­tiv­ity in LIS, ev­i­dence-based re­search and ser­vice de­liv­ery, gaps be­tween LIS re­search and prac­tice, emerg­ing LIS con­cepts and ser­vices, and im­pact met­rics. The con­cept of RI­VAL (Re­search Im­pact Value and LIS) is in­tro­duced. Key­words: aca­demic re­search; li­brary and in­for­ma­tion sci­ence; re­search in LIS; re­search pro­duc­tiv­ity, RI­VAL

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