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Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:23:54 -0500
From: Jonathan Furner <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: [Sighfis-l] CFP: What is LIS?
> CALL FOR PAPERS
> What is LIS?
> The National Graduate School of Information Sciences and Libraries (École nationale supérieure des sciences de l?information et des bibliothèques--ENSSIB) located in Lyon, France is planning to create a new scholarly journal in its areas of expertise.
> Each number of this new journal will include a thematic section. For the first issue the theme will be an investigation of the question: ?What is library and information science??
> In the English speaking world the term ?library and information science? is widely used in titles of publications and as the name of an academic discipline; in addition LIS serves to designate schools and departments as well as diplomas, and specialized library collections.
> In Europe, and especially in France, the domain of LIS is less well defined. Twenty years ago, in 1992, the phrase ?information sciences? was added to the name of the National Graduate Library School of France (l?Ecole nationale supérieure des bibliothèques ?ENSB) when it was transformed into an institution of higher education that integrated research with professional training. Thus the term ?Information sciences and libraries? came into being. But what exactly does that phrase cover? Does it include all the specializations covered at l?ENSSIB: information science and communication on the one hand, and historical study on the other? Is it understood in Europe as being solely a field of professional training for future librarians, or has it also become a field for scholarly research?
> For the first number of the ENSSIB journal we are seeking proposals that attempt to define and document the history of library and information science**. Authors should submit their proposals of no more than 1,000 words by January 15th. Authors whose proposals are accepted should plan to submit their completed manuscripts by June 1, 2012.
> The editor will be Raphaële Mouren who serves as a professor (Maître de conférences) at the
> University de Lyon-ENSSIB. Submissions can be in English or French and may concern how LIS has been defined in any country or geographic area.
> Send proposals by email or FAX
> Email : [log in to unmask] Fax : +33 (0)4 72 44 43 44
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