Research News
June 26, 2017
School of Information Student Research Journal Publishes its 13th Issue

The editorial team of the San José State University School of Information’s Student Research Journal recently published the journal’s 13th issue. Volume 7, Issue 1 of the SRJ features works by SJSU iSchool students and an instructor.

The editorial was written by Tamarack Hockin, in her final publication as editor-in-chief of the journal before earning her Master of Library and Information Science degree in May. Hockin departs after one year of service and two published issues. Under her guidance, the journal’s strategic plan was refreshed for the coming year to reinforce clear goals in support of continued success.

The invited contribution, which discusses using linguistic analysis methods in the library and information science field, was provided by Dr. Mary Bolin, who teaches courses in the MLIS degree program. This article calls to attention the importance in acknowledging that library and information science is an interdisciplinary field, and thus can benefit from the knowledge of other areas of research and study.

Current MLIS student Chloe Noland provided a peer-reviewed article on interoperability and shared collection management between two libraries serving different populations within the American Jewish University. She discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using two types of classification systems – Library of Congress and Elazar – and explores the possibility of consolidation.

The Student Research Journal is available online. Articles may be downloaded at http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol7/iss1/

Call for Submissions

The SRJ invites original research, book reviews, and critical review essays from graduate students at any university on topics in the fields of librarianship and information science theory, policy, application or practice. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj to submit or learn more.

About the SRJ

The SRJ promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in library and information science and archives and records management, publishing two issues annually. It is San José State University’s first student-governed, peer-reviewed research journal. For more information about the SRJ, please visit   http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj