The LIS Research Colloquium is a weekly series sponsored by the UHM Library & Information Science Program’s Research Committee to spotlight various research projects and efforts at UH Mānoa. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning about the various types of research conducted in the LIS field and their methodologies.
Each session occurs on Wednesdays from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. in room 003G in the LIS Commons, located on the ground floor of the UH Mānoa Hamilton Library.
November 9: Bibliographies — Really?
Patricia Polansky, Russian Bibliographer at the UHM Hamilton Library, will discuss the role bibliographies play in the digital age. Do we need them? A bibliography’s objective is to control the literature about a topic, an area, or a person. A reliable bibliography is the best place to start when working on an unfamiliar subject, to answer reference/cataloging questions, or to direct users to sources unknown and/or forgotten. They are essential for developing research collections. Will electronic databases replace this need / usefulness?
The LIS Research Colloquium is designed to support the goals of the LIS research committee: to promote research, the thesis option, independent studies & connection between professional LIS practice & research. It is also a way to exchange ideas, opportunities, and happenings as they relate to research in LIS.