Research on archival science, library science and information science in Colombia: 2007-2017
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Objective: The research on archival science, librarianship and information science in Colombia were analyzed in order to highlight institutions, thematic lines and strategies for the development and dissemination of their results. Design/Methodology/Approach: This is a qualitative study of a descriptive-evaluative approach. Documentary analysis was employed as a method by which a systematic review was performed. Available data coming from web portals of the schools and programs of the country, and of the Scienti platform from Colciencias (the governing body of research in Colombia) were also analyzed. Results/Discussion: The results evidenced the significant advance of the research in archival science, librarianship, and information science in Colombia, the thematic and methodological variety, due to the nature, curricular orientation and academic strength of each school and/or program. These advances support the generation of knowledge with social and scientific relevance, postgraduate training and the existence of journals with positions in the international scientific community, all aligned with the public policies of science, technology and innovation. Conclusions: The development and evolution of research in archival science, librarianship, and information science in Colombia is part of a formal structure present in universities that provide training in this field. Originality/Value: The existing studies on research in archival science, librarianship, and information science in Colombia have been developed by higher education institutions, which show somewhat partial visions. Therefore, it has been necessary a study that provided an overview of the country towards the concrete actions that make visible the scientific research in the field.
Jaramillo, Orlanda and Pirela Morillo, Johann, "Research on archival science, library science and information science in Colombia: 2007-2017" (2019). Scopus Unisalle. 180.