[LISdocstudents] Hello from New Zealand

Tomislav Jakopec tjakopec at ffos.hr
Tue May 21 03:00:43 EDT 2013

Hi everybody,

 My name is Tomislav Jakopec and I am ADB in Department of information
sciences <http://ozk.unizd.hr/> in University of Zadar<http://www.unizd.hr/>.
Our PhD study<http://ozk.unizd.hr/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Knowledge_Society_en.pdf>is
divided into three modules:  Organization, Preservation and Use of
Written Heritage, Research into Information Needs and Reading Habits and my
module: Managing of Change in Publishing. In five years of PhD study there
are around 100 students from Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia and others.

I will like to use this opportunity to call all other PhD student that is
in same field: Managing of Change in Publishing to contact me for
scientific collaboration. Title of my Thesis is: Organization and
management of e-book aggregators in the academic environment. I have defend
sinopsis and now I am in proccess of research and writing.

Greetings from Faculty of humanities and social
sciences<http://web.ffos.hr/>in Osijek, Croatia!

2013/5/18 Nicole Gaston <Nicole.Gaston at vuw.ac.nz>

>  Hello everybody,
>  I'm Nicole and I'm in the final stages of  PhD in Information Studies at
> Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
> I plan to submit before the end of July and will hopefully successfully
> defend my thesis before the end of the year.
>  The LIS programme here in NZ is very small - Victoria is the only
> university in the country with a MIS programme and there are only about 8
> or 9 people doing PhDs in information studies/LIS topics at the moment.
>  Most of my cohort are not New Zealanders - and the majority of them have
> arrangements with their home country universities to return to lecturing
> jobs once they have completed their PhDs here.
>  I'm just wondering if any other members of this list can comment on the
> size of their LIS PhD cohort at their universities?
> I'm trying to get an idea of how many people will be applying for upcoming
> lecturing/academic positions within the next year :)
>  My perception (which may be completely wrong) is that within LIS finding
> academic positions may be slightly less difficult than other disciplines.
>  For example, an associate of mine nearing PhD completion in the School of
> Architecture told me he has 15 other colleagues just within his own school
> who will be looking for academic positions in the next year.     At least
> in this part of the world, we don't have that many people doing PhDs in
> LIS.  WIthin my school, I may be the only LIS PhD trying to find an
> entry-level academic posting within the last 2 years and for next 3 years.
>  However, most likely the number of architecture programmes worldwide
> outnumber MLIS/MIS/LIS programmes.
>  What is the situation in the rest of the world?
> What do you plan to do once you finish your PhDs?
>  On a somewhat related topic, this is an interesting article from the
> Economist a few years ago about the state of PhD education and hope of
> employment:
>  http://www.economist.com/node/17723223?fb_ref=activity
> Hopefully this article doesn't put any new-ish students off continuing the
> PhD journey!!
>  Warm regards,
> Nicole
>  Nicole Marie Gaston, MLIS
> nicolemgaston at gmail.com
> nicole.gaston at vuw.ac.nz
>  Doctoral student in Information Studies
> School of Information Management
> 23 Lambton Quay, Rutherford House 506
> Victoria University of Wellington
> New Zealand
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Tomislav Jakopec, asistent
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