I wasn't following this thread closely until I saw Hope's note yesterday, so I apologize if I miss the point a bit. We have about 60 students in our Ph.D. in Information Studies program. I wouldn't say that any of them are "doctoral students in cataloging," although certainly we would welcome that. I have two graduates who are teaching basic courses in library schools, and a candidate who teaches our basic course for us. I have 7 students writing dissertations at the moment, all of them squarely in knowledge organization, but none directly related to cataloging. In my knowledge organization seminar this semester I have 11 students, all working on KO research; two are working on cataloging issues--one on subject headings for Spanish speakers, the other on 5th-grade-friendly terminology. So that's sort of a toss-up from LIU I guess.
I would say that I would welcome students who had an interest in cataloging related research agendas. I would *really* like to see some historical work. Who wants to work with me on a dissertation about Dorcas Fellows?
Richard P. Smiraglia, Professor
Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge Organization
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University
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