Knowledge Production by Librarians In Malaysia For Evidence-Based Librarianship

  • Mohd Faizal Hamzah University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Ranita Hisham University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Ilina Syazwani Binti Musa University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Nor Hazidah Awang University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Rabiahtul Adauwiyah Binti Abu Hanipah University of Malaya, Malaysia

Abstract

 Information professional such as librarians do contribute towards knowledge production as an evidence-based librarianship. This paper describes how this notion is implemented. A study was carried out with the purpose of analyzing the amount of scholarly communication produced by librarians in a number of selected Research Universities in Malaysia. The data was collected using e-survey distributed to the librarians. This study calculates the amount of knowledge production produced by librarians in particular subject area. It also reviews the interest pattern of librarians in information and knowledge sharing. This study focuses on growth patterns, knowledge accumulation, documentary scatter and knowledge production. Analysis was based on statistical analysis, review and general classification of subjects using questionnaires as an instrument of analysis. Generally in Malaysia, knowledge production is still far behind. Number of factors contributes to this issue such as awareness and nature of work. Total of articles indicated from the results shows that only few librarians interested to actively participate in creating knowledge production to support the evidence-based librarianship.

Published
2017-05-21
How to Cite
HAMZAH, Mohd Faizal et al. Knowledge Production by Librarians In Malaysia For Evidence-Based Librarianship. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 509-518, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/156>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2019.