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Re: Doctoral Students

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Karen Weaver <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:45:57 -0400

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I would be careful by counting "KO knowledge organization" faculty and
students.  they are not necessarily the same...but a blurred area for some.
Many who do not know the differences yet themselves.  Many students today
come into programs describing everything all "lumped together" and this must
be pulled apart to some more preciseness.  Todays libraries do not work this
way. . .

Dorcas Fellows? now why didn't someone mention this before I left NY !   :-)
how about Margaret Mann...  we can talk on this !   can you come to
Pittsburgh ?  !

is Bill Saffady still at LIU--he was one of my first professors at Albany.


Best,
Karen

Karen Weaver, MLS
Adjunct Instructor, Cataloging & Classification
The iSchool at Drexel University
Philadelphia PA

Electronic Resources Statistician
Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
Pittsburgh PA





On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Richard Smiraglia <
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> 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
>
>
> Richard P. Smiraglia, Professor
> Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge Organization
> Palmer School of Library and Information Science
> Long Island University
> 720 Northern Blvd.
> Brookville NY 11548 USA
> (516) 299-2174 voice
> (516) 299-4168 fax
> [log in to unmask]
>

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