Sub-fields of Library and Information Science in Turkey: A Visualization Study


21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI) - Peripheries, Frontiers and Beyond, Valencia, Spain, 14 - 16 September 2016, pp.1494-1497 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Valencia
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1494-1497
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine the LIS sub-fields studied in Turkey and compare them with world LIS literature through keywords and abstracts of 460 peer-reviewed articles published in two LIS journals in Turkey (TL and IW) using VosViewer visualization software. Results of the study reveals that although sub-fields of LIS studied in Turkey similar with World LIS literature, it also has its own characteristics. While bibliometrics and library science are common sub-fields; LIS field in Turkey differs by the means of sub-fields named as records management and reading habits.