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Master DegreePrograminLibrary, Information and Archive Management Science

Master DegreePrograminLibrary, Information and Archive Management Science

Discipline Code: 1205

I General introduction of the discipline and the research fields

Master degree program in Library, Information and Archive Management Science

The Master Degree Program in Library, Information and Archive Management Science focuses on:

1. studying the composition, collection, description, organization, management, utilization and the multiplication laws of information resources.

2. contributing to the development, utilization, services and preservation of information resources in the social informatization, digitization and networking

3. helping in putting forward effective response programs would be for the operation and management of the information center in institutions such as library, archives, publishing agency, enterprises and public institutions.

4. facilitating high quality information supports and services provided by relevant information organizations.

The Institute of Science and Technology Informationis a unique academic institution endeavoring in researching and teaching Library, Information and Archive Management Science at Jiangsu University. It was authorized to confer a Master’s degree of Information Science in 2006, and the first level Master’s degree inLibrary, Information and Archive Management Science in 2010.

The Institute of Science and Technology Information has a staff with high-level teaching and researching strength: 11 master supervisors, 20 members with a senior professional title, 9 with a doctoral degree. It has scored remarkable achievements in the areas of Library, Information Theory and Techniques,Competitive Intelligence,Information Resource Organization and Management, etc. Information Behavior AnalysisLaboratoryconducts usability testing for human - machine interface products, behavior awareness for users’ information needs and analysis on human behavioral tendencies.

The Institute of Science and Technology Information emphasizes on the importance of national and international academic exchanges, and it continues to expand a variety of cooperative programs andan academic coordination with University of Illinois, Simmons College, Wuhan University and Nanjing University, etc.The master program aims at training students’core competencies in in-demand careers, including working in LIS-related governmental or non-governmental organizations, conducting information resource management in enterprises , serving as an information analysis expert in management consulting firms or offering information services in libraries.

Research Directions:

1. LIS Theory and Techniques:studying and researching library and library administration, theory and techniques of information collection, organization, management and utilization.

2. Public Data Management:investigating the openness and sharing of different kinds of public data based on the theory of data life cycle, including data policies, data management plan, data acquisition, data organization, data analysis, data storage, data publishing and sharing, data recycle, etc.

3. Competitive Intelligence Studies:researching the methods and modes of intelligence gathering, processing, analysis and utilization in the fields of patent, medical science, industry, etc;

providing decision support for governments and enterprises.

4. Information Behavior Analysis:researching the user experience and usability testing by applying the basic theory and method of information behavior analysis and relevant analysis tools, such as Morae software and Tobbi eye tracker.


II Goal and objectives

In order to achieve the goal of this major, following objectives are to be accomplished by the time the candidate completes the 2-3 years courses.

1. grasping of systemic theories, specific knowledge and practical skills, professional development and latest frontiers of Library, Information and Archive Management Science;

2. being competent of reading and writing scientific papers; with the ability to carry out scientific research work independently;

3. being creative in LIS-related science and technology; being capable of engaging in researching, teaching and management in the field of Library, Information and Archive Management Science;

4. being with new insights in scientific or specialized techniques.

III Study duration and the way to cultivate

The graduate students forLibrary, Information and Archive Management Scienceshould finish the required course credits that must be at least a total of 28 credits, and the credits for degree courses should be no less than 14. The completion of these courses is usually within 1 to 2 years, while the additional 2 to 3 years is used to complete the dissertation research and thesis oral defense. Moreover, every student is also required to commit several presentations/lectures that are closely relevant to his/her research project, attend academic conferences/workshops for at least 10 times, which will be counted for 2 credits of this seminar course. In addition, the required course credits can be added beyond the total required course credits if that is necessary in terms of your knowledge background and the research project in which you will involve.

IV Requirement for the course credits

Course Category

Course name

Credits

Term

School by which Courses opened

Type of the Courses

Remark

Degree Courses

Public Degree Courses

Overview of China

3

1

Overseas Education College


Compulsory

ChineseⅠ

2

1

Language & Culture Center


ChineseⅡ

2

2

Language & Culture Center


Fundamental &Theoretical

Courses

Foundation of Library Science

2

1

Research Institute of Scientific Information

Bilingual

At least one course

Intelligence Theory Research

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

English

Applied Mathematics for Library and Information Science

2

1

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Compulsory

Core

Specialized Degree

Courses

Theory and Method of Library and Information Science

3

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Compulsory

Non-degree courses

Special

Elective Courses


Research Fronts of Library and Information Science

1

1

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Lecture

Compulsory

Theory and Method of Information Behavior

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Experimental Platform

Patent Information Research

2

1

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Selective

English for Library and Information Science

1

1

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Competitive Intelligence Research

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Medical Intelligence Analysis

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Informetrics Research

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Public Data Management

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Information Organization

2

1

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Information Science: Concept and Method

2

1

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Literature Retrieval and Utilization

2

2

Institute of Science and Technology Information

Bilingual

Public

Elective

Courses

All courses in all discipline

Selective

Type of the courses: English-taught course or experimental platform courses

The graduate students for Library, Information and Archive Management Science major are required to accomplish at least 28 course credits which should be earned from the courses you will take, and the credits for degree courses should be more than 14. The completion of 28 credits-courses is usually within one year, while the additional 1.5 to 2 years is used to complete the dissertation research and oral examination in thesis defense.


V. Credits requirement for the practice

Besides the requirement for the course credits, postgraduates are also required to complete the practice credits before thesis review and defense.

i Academic Activities (2 credits)

Every postgraduate is required to attend relevant academic lectures,seminars, conferences or

workshops for at least 10 times and complete academic reports afterwards.The practice

process will be reviewed by the teachers in charge of teaching.

ii Literature Reading(2 credits)

Every postgraduate is required to read no less than 100 academic literature related to the subject and pass the examinations bythe advisory committee before submitting the thesis proposal.

iii Symposium (1credit every time)

Every postgraduate is required to make open exchanges and reports on the progress of study

and research. Credits will be assessed and granted accordingly.

iv Practice Training(2 credits)

● science and technology novelty verification and advisory

● teaching assistant

● library services

● internship in relevant institutes

● research program undertaken by the supervisor

The practice duration should not be shorter than one month and the practice report will be

evaluated by aadvisory committee of 5 experts.

VI. Advisory Committee and Supervisory

The master postgraduate students should be directed by a qualified major supervisor (Ph.D. graduate faculty), as well as a committee panel containing several qualified co-advisors /committee members. The Advisory Committee initially consists of at least 4 members of the Graduate Faculty, including the Major Advisor, who acts as the chair. At least 2 members must be fromThe Institute of Science and Technology Information, with at least 1 of these being a full member of the Graduate Faculty. The remaining 2 members may be from School of Management or another college, with 1 being a full member of the Graduate Faculty. If the student declares a minor, 1 committee member must be from the minor department. The committee should be established by the end of the second semester of the student’s graduate career.

VII. Dissertation

The quality of master thesis is a comprehensive measure of master training quality and academic standards which includes:

i Thesis Proposal

After enrollment, the master degree student should know his research direction clearly, under the guidance of the instructor, and participate in scientific research. Usually after passing the qualification exam within the second school year, through the collection and read literature, the master degree student should carry out research and experimental work, complete the report about topics of dissertation, and employ experts of the relevant disciplines and evaluate the report of the topics. After the passage of the deliberations of the topics of the report, student prepares the implementation plan of thesis under the guidance of the instructor.

ii Papers and Achievements

According to the “UJS Regulations concerning Academic Paper Publication”, postgraduate student should commit to accomplishing academic papers as well as research achievements.

iiiThesis Composition

With instructions, student should compose the master thesis initiatively in the required format

attached.

ivThesis Review and Defense

The Review and defense of master degree thesis will be conducted according to relevant policies and regulations of Jiangsu University.


VIII. Practice process and requirement

Graduate students are required to participate in the professional practice will be reviewed by the teachers in charge. The graduate students are also required to attend related seminars and experts forum, and if possible, to participate in social investigation and research or technology promotion. See also <Training Program of Jiangsu University for Graduate Students (general)>, <Jiangsu University graduate training process Introduction>

IXOther issues and requirements

Graduate students are required to initiate their thesis study projects prior to the end of the second semester. The medium-term examination for thesis study is scheduled in the fourth semester. Other following important schedules relevant to your graduate study could be found from the Overseas Education College (OEC) at Jiangsu University. In general, a Master’s student is required to have a research proposal and a plan of study accepted by his or her Graduate Advisory Committee by the end of the second semester of study. A list of completed courses and those proposed to meet school requirements should also be prepared. A meeting of the Advisory Committee should be convened by the student to discuss his/her proposal and course work.

Every graduate student is required to publish at least one research paper in a relevant INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL prior to being eligible to apply a dissertation defense. The thesis must demonstrate a mastery of research techniques, ability to perform original and independent research, and skill in formulating conclusions that enlarge upon or modify accepted ideas.

The above achievements are required to be with the first unit of Jiangsu University.

X. Financial Assistance

Applicants from a foreign country can apply a variety of Chinese government scholarship that may fully or partially support your degree study at JU. For further information regarding these scholarships provided by Chinese government, you can surf on the website of Overseas Education College (OEC), JU,at http://oec.ujs.edu.cn/pub/eng/Scholarship/GS/.In addition to apply these funding supports, you can also apply a financial assistance provided by the library during your degree study, which depends on your performance in academic research.


No.

Title

Type & Level

Total Sum

1

Chinese Government Scholarship(CSC)

National Grant

Full amount

2

Jasmine Scholarship

Jiangsu Provincial Grant

RMB 30000/Year

3

President’s Scholarship ofJiangsu University

Sponsored byJiangsu University

RMB 15000/年

4

Director’s Scholarship of Jiangsu University Library

Sponsored bythe SII

RMB 10000-15000/Year

5

Anxin’s Scholarship for International Students

Sponsored by A&W (Shanghai) Woods. Co.,Ltd

RMB 5000/Year

Note: 1. Director’s Scholarship will be granted unequally by

evaluating student’s performance in study and research.

2. Students will get addition living allowances by assisting

in research, teaching and library services.

Attachments

(). Guide for thesis and dissertation research proposal and plan of study.


Institute of Science and Technology Information, Jiangsu University

Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province

(Date)

Student Number


Name


Research Direction


Supervisor


Title



TITLE: A brief, clear, specific designation of the subject of the research. The title, used by itself, should give a good indication of the project.

OBJECTIVES: A clear, complete, and logically arranged statement of specific objectives of the project. If several objectives are proposed, they must be closely related. List them as 1, 2, 3, etc.

JUSTIFICATION: Should present the motivation and importance of the research.

PREVIOUS WORK AND PRESENT OUTLOOK: A brief summary covering pertinent previous research on the problem, citing important and recent publications, the status of current research, and additional information needed, to which the project is expected to contribute. This review will help to determine work already accomplished.

PROCEDURE: A statement of essential work plans and methods to be used to attain each of the stated objectives. The procedure should correspond with objectives, and follow the same order. Phases of the work to be undertaken should be designated.

RESEACH METHOD: should specify the research method of the project, if the theoretical analysis is conducted, the basic model description should be given, if the empirical study is conducted, the possible source of data should be indicated.

PROBABLE DURATION: An estimate of the maximum time likely to be required to complete research and publish results.

LITERATURE CITED: List important and recent publications involving this field of work.

().The directory of mainly classic books needed to be read.

1. Elaine Svenonius. The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization.MIT

Press.ISBN:978-0-262-51261-9. 2009.

2. Lakhmi Jain ,XindongWu .Emergent Web Intelligence :Advanced Information

Retrieval. Springer London..ISBN:978-1-84996-173-1.2010.

3. Oliver, Gillian; Harvey, Ros. Digital Curation: A How-to-do-it Manual.Facet

Publishing, ISBN: 9781783300976.2016.

4. Constance Crompton, Richard J Lane, Ray Siemens. Doing Digital

Humanities:Practice, Training, Research.Routledge. .ISBN: 9781138899445. 2016.

5. Moed, Henk F.Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation. Springer: Central Book Services.9789048169382.2010.

6. Editorial Office of Journal of Library Science in China. Journal of library science in China: 2015. Beijing: National Library of China Publishing House.ISBN:978-7-5013-5714-7. 2015.

(Ⅲ). The directory of mainly professional academic journals needed to be read.

1. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (U.S.)

2. Information Processing&Management (UK)

3. Information Sciences (U.S.)

4. Library Journal (U.S.)

5. Journal of Documentation (UK)

6. Scientometrics(NL)

7. Library Trends(U.S.)

8. College and Research Libraries(U.S.)

9. Information Technology Review(U.S.)

10. The Library Quarterly(U.S.)

11. Journal of Academic Librarianship(U.S.)

12. Library and Information Science (JP)

(). Introduction of Professors

1.

Lu Zhangping, Ph.D, Professor, doctoral supervisor, is the discipline leader of library, information and archive management science. Dr.Lu Zhangping endeavors to research on Patent Information Analysis, Functional Transformation of Library, information behavior analysis, etc. He has won 5 national or provincial Teaching Achievement Awards, presiding over dozens of academic research projects. In recent years, hehas already published more than 80 academic papersand compiled 6 monographs and textbooks.

Education Background

1978.2-1982.2 Zhenjiang Agricultural Machinery College, BA

1995.2-1996.3 Zhejiang University, Visiting Scholar

2004.06 Department of Vehicle Engineering, Jiangsu University, Ph.D

Working Experience

1982.2- Present Admitted by Jiangsu University and taught there when graduated.

1999 Appointed to be a professor in the University

2005 Appointed to be the director of Jiangsu University Library

Research Interests

1. Analysis and Utilization of Enterprise Patent Intelligence

2. Library Strategy and Management

3. User Information Behavior Analysis

Contacts

Email: lzping@ujs.edu.cn Tel: 13705282152

2.

Yuan Run, Master, Professor, is engaged in teaching

and researching in library management, digital library,

information technology. He is the chief conductor ofonenational academicresearch projectsponsored byNationalSocial Science Foundationwhile presiding over a keyresearch projectsponsored byProvincial Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu. He has also accomplished a series ofprojectssupported bySocial Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China and Philosophy and Social Science Research Foundation in Colleges of Jiangsu. In recent years, he has already published more than 70 academic papers and compiled 2 textbooks.

Education Background

1991.07~1995.05 Jiangsu University, MA

Working Experience

1987.07~1999.03 School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Teacher.

1999.03~2005.06 Department of Technology,Jiangsu University Library,Deputy Director.

2005.06~2011.03 Jiangsu University Library, Deputy Director.

2011.03~ Present Jiangsu University Library,Party Secretary of the CPC

Research Interests

1. Library Management

2. Digital Library

3. Information Technology

Contacts

Email:yrun@ujs.edu.cn Tel: 0511-88791934

3. Zhang Xiaoyang, Master, Research Librarian, focuses on

competitive intelligence, scientometrics appraisal and information literacy. He has participated in and accomplished two research programs sponsored by national social science foundation, one research program sponsored by national natural science foundation. He also directed and completed more than ten provincial an...