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Alipoor-nodushan K, Talachi H, Khoshgam M. A review on Librarian science and informatics publications and their agreement with contents of approved headlines courses 1978-2004. jha. 2006; 9 (25) :13-20
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-332-en.html

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Introduction: It has been five decades after the first official education for librarian science and informatics in Iran. During half century this field has been developed significantly. By comparing the numbers of educational librarianship centers and publications during past decades, and also review programs by approved headlines in this field, it is shown the matter too. This research has been done to review on Librarian science and informatics publications, and their agreement with contents of approved headlines courses.

Methods: This research is descriptive survey and its research community is the Persian books that have been published during 1978-2004. The number of the books is 1258 titles. Tools that have been used to collect the information are included two type of check list (inventory). Collected information by check lists, have been analyzed by SPSS (V.14) to answer the research questions.

Results: Books that published during 1981-1985 (69 titles) 5.52% have minimum frequency and during 2001-2005 (410 titles) have maximum frequency among all the librarianship and informatics services. "References" have the maximum frequency 57.36% (717 titles). "Educational librarianship" have minimum frequency (0%). There is no publication in such a title during the mentioned years. Among mentioned reviewed books based on title "library and librarianship" (18.2%) (27title) have maximum frequency based on books type, written books have maximum frequency 52.92% (724 titles) and translated books have minimum frequency 15.28% (191 titles). Books used as tools with references based have maximum frequency 46.88% and books used as indexing tools have minimum frequency 1.04% (13 titles). Considering agreement between the published books and the approved headlines courses: headlines of the bachelor of art curriculum in librarianship and informatics have maximum (46.40%). and librarianship in medical have minimum agreement 28.05%.

Conclusions: Considering on research findings, it could be concluded that book productions have been increased enormously during recent years, however educational book publication have not a desirable situation and it is limited to the Z ranked books, and from this amount of existing book some have not complete agreement by the approved headlines. Headlines of the bachelor of art period in librarianship and informatics have maximum, and librarianship in medical have minimum agreement. Therefore cases such as reviewing in educational books in librarianship fields and emphasizing on writing more books in subjects that have not been paid attention before, and periodical reviewing on headlines, have been suggested

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