UCL Department of Information Studies

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The Department of Information Studies is a department of the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities.[1][2]

The School of Librarianship of the University of London was created in 1919 as a school of University College London,[3] the School was the first school of librarianship that was full-time.[4] The School was shut in 1939 and opened again in 1945, it later changed its name to School of Library, Archive and Information Studies[3] and then to Department of Information Studies.[5]

The School formerly awarded a Diploma in Librarianship, from 1970 onwards, this Diploma was known as a Diploma in Library and Information Studies. From 1947, the School also awarded a Diploma in Archive Administration, from 1966, the School also awarded Master of Arts (MA, by examination), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Librarianship or Archives (the MPhil and PhD degrees are awarded for a thesis or dissertation).[6] From 1972, the School also awarded a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Information Studies.[3]

Directors[edit]

Each of the following persons was director of the School of Librarianship, the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, or the Department of Information Studies, during the period specified after his name:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Shepherd. Archives and Archivists in 20th Century England. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2012. ISBN 9781409486053. Pages 176 to 178 ("University College, University of London").
  2. ^ "0905. University College London. School of Library, Archive and Information Studies." in World Guide to Library, Archive and Information Science Education. Third edition. Walter de Gruyter, 2007. ISBN 9783598440298. Pages 439 and 440.
  3. ^ a b c Vickery, B. C. "London. University College London, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies" in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Edited by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour and Jay E. Daily. CRC Press. Volume 16. Pages 288 and 289.
  4. ^ Education for Information. North-Holland. 1987. Volume 5. Page 107. Google Books.
  5. ^ Amanda Spink and Jannica Heinström (eds.) Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Europe. Emerald Group Publishing. 2012. ISBN 9781780527147. Page 152.
  6. ^ Library Association Students' Handbook; 1967-68. London: L.A., 1966; p. 61
  7. ^ William Robert Irwin. Challenge: An Anthology of the Literature of Mountaineering. Columbia University Press. New York. 1950. Page 344. Google Books.
  8. ^ "Baker, Ernest A.", Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edition, Oxford University Press, April 2014.
  9. ^ "Irwin, Prof. Raymond", Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edition, Oxford University Press, April 2014.
  10. ^ "Vickery, Prof. Brian Campbell", Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2015; online edition, Oxford University Press, April 2014.

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