Is Archival Scholarship for Everybody?

A Bibliometric Analysis of Gender and Knowledge Production in the Archival Field, 1981 - 2019

Authors

  • Lisa Olson Dalhousie University
  • Jordan Audas Dalhousie University
  • Grace Bourret Dalhousie University
  • Kendell Fitzgerald Dalhousie University
  • Ana Roeschley Louisiana State University
  • Philippe Mongeon Dalhousie University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1213

Abstract

Analyzing over 7000 academic journal articles spanning four decades, this research uses bibliometric methods to assess the hypothesis that the archival field is a feminized discipline. First, an explanation of our dataset is presented, followed by the results of the proportion of men and women amongst the authors for which we were able to assign a perceived gender. This analysis shows a gradual rise of female-perceived authorship. We then compare these results to the differences in citations between papers with female and male first authors, which shows no clear trend.

Author Biographies

Ana Roeschley, Louisiana State University

Ana Roeschley, M.S., M.A. (she, her)

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

School of Library and Information Science

Louisiana State University

Philippe Mongeon, Dalhousie University

Philippe Mongeon M.A., P.h.D. (he/him)

Assistant Professor

School of Information Management

Dalhousie University

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Olson, L., Audas, J., Bourret, G., Fitzgerald, K., Roeschley, A., & Mongeon, P. (2021). Is Archival Scholarship for Everybody? A Bibliometric Analysis of Gender and Knowledge Production in the Archival Field, 1981 - 2019. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1213

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