Exploring the evolution and characteristics of the ischool movement in china

Mingkun Wei, Ismael Mostafavi, Russell Savage, Changyang Feng, Shima Moradi

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    Abstract

    This study examines the evolution of current interests and emerging characteristics in library and information science (LIS) from Chinese iSchools, including an analysis of the LIS landscape, space distribution, citation, emerging characteristics, and collaborations. This study considers a non-parametric approach to outline the structure of the iSchool movement in China, while clustering analysis helped us obtain information about the descriptions generated within unsupervised learning groups. It was found that Chinese iSchools play an intermediary role in the international development of Chinese LIS, which further promotes the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and international cooperation in LIS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)693-711
    Number of pages19
    JournalCollege and Research Libraries
    Volume84
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Library and Information Sciences

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