The Open Source School Library Research Database: Learning without Borders

Authors

  • Jennifer L. Branch-Mueller
  • Wei Wei
  • Pauline Nicholas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/iasl7170

Keywords:

open source, databases, research

Abstract

This paper introduces the Open Source School Library Research Database (OSSLRD) and highlights the 940 items in the database. Clyde’s checklist (2001) was used to identify articles, conference papers, dissertations and theses that are included in the OSSLRD. Each identified piece of research was examined and key information was gathered including author(s), date of publication, journal, participants, method(s), location of the study (if available), research methods, themes, and findings. Similar trends from previous research were confirmed: research in school librarianship is published in two major journals: School Library (Media) Research and School Libraries Worldwide. There are a small core group of researchers working in the area of school librarianship. More than half of all research is by a single author.

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Published

2017-08-08

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IN PERSON | IASL 2022 Strand B: Research Forum