Hi -- You're right, it's at SJSU and it's new (first year) but the
collaborating institution is QUT -- Queensland University of Technology --
On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, Allyson Carlyle wrote:
> Hi Hope & all, As far as I know only one online PhD program exists in
> the U.S. and it is new, and even, not entirely in the U.S. San Jose
> State is collaborating with the U. of Queensland (someone correct me if
> I'm wrong about the institution) in Australia on an online program. I
> haven't looked to see what the info org faculty is like at Queensland or
> San Jose (although I'm checking!). Allyson
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> From: Discussion List for issues related to cataloging & metadata education & training [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hope A Olson
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> Subject: Re: [eduCAT] Doctoral Students
> Are most of your doctoral students full-time? From New York? Do you think that being in the NYC area makes residency easier?
> I'd also be interested to know if any of our online PhD programs have students in information organization and what they do to make that work.
> Hope A. Olson, Professor and Associate Dean
> School of Information Studies
> 510G Bolton Hall
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
> Milwaukee, WI 53201
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> From: "Richard Smiraglia" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 9:14:57 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: [eduCAT] Doctoral Students
> 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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