Depiction of connection between library and information science in articles published by universitas airlangga's academics

Prasetyo Adi Nugroho, I. Made Narsa

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3 Citations (Scopus)


Background: Public university libraries are funded by the government. Those libraries are demanded to adjust with the digital era. Information science has to be implemented for the library to adjust to the development. Objective: To observe whether articles, indexed by Scopus which are published by academics in Universitas Airlangga, always correlate between library and information science or not. Method: This study uses qualitative method using descriptive analysis to approach the issue inside the research results. The data is collected based on three criteria: citations, keywords, targeted journal, and topic that are used in the articles published by this university's academics. The data is extracted from Scopus by extracting the information in CSV file format. The data analysis is conducted using Vosviewer software. Result: Based on the criteria of citation, articles written by Universitas Airlangga's academics are dominated with information science used in the library. Only few articles are on pure library subjects. Based on the criteria of keywords used, information science is not really related with library. Based on the targeted journal criteria, general library topic is the most favoured journal topic by academics of this university. Based on the topic criteria, both library and information science are also related to each other. Conclusion: It can be concluded that information science is closely related with library, although those two have major differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-976
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Information science
  • Library
  • Scopus
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