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MIGUEL, Sandra. Opportunities and Challenges of Research in Library and Information Science: the Case of Library Science Department of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Inf. cult. soc. [online]. 2009, n.21, pp.51-67. ISSN 1514-8327.

This paper presents some thoughts on opportunities and challenges of research in Library and Information Science at the universities of Argentina. It show the case of research carried out by researchers at the Library Science Department of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, from the information obtained from the curriculum vitae of its present professors. In spite of the difficulties of research in this discipline, this study shows that it is possible to transform challenges into opportunities, strengthening the research activity from both quantitative and qualitative perspective of the education, the participation in research projects, and the communication and dissemination of scientific results.

Keywords : Scientific research; Library and Information Science; Universidad Nacional de La Plata; Argentina.

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