Asian Studies Scholars and Their Research at the University of Maryland

dc.contributor.authorSorrell, Cynthia
dc.contributor.authorTatsumi, Yukako
dc.descriptionReport documenting research practices and needs of Asian Studies faculty at a public university.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis local report summarizes the findings of scholarly research practices and needs of faculty members specializing in Asian Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (hereafter UMD). UMD Libraries were invited to participate in ITHAKA S+R’s Research Support Services Project, which is part of a series of investigative studies regarding the research support needs of scholars by their discipline, specifically those underrepresented in the existing literature, such as Asian Studies. Two UMD librarians conducted the project’s protocol through in-depth qualitative analyses of the research practices of academics in Asian Studies at UMD. This project allowed participants the opportunity to voice their opinions on support and services along with the juxtaposition of their field to other disciplines on campus and in academe, in general. Objectives of the study included 1) understanding resources and services that the interviewed faculty members required to be successful in their research; 2) recognizing challenges faced within their research approaches and practices; 3) comparing and contrasting choice of publication venues, including open access; 4) documenting interviewees’ opinions on what would simplify and/or promote their research; and 5) expressing their opinions on the current and future state of this field of study. The interviews provided insight into ways to improve the academic experiences of scholars and their research.en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland Librariesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us
dc.relation.ispartofseriesITHAKA S+R: Research Support Services for the Field of Asian Studies;
dc.subjectITHAKA S+Ren_US
dc.subjectAsian scholars in academeen_US
dc.subjectResearch Support Servicesen_US
dc.subjectOpen Accessen_US
dc.subjectAsian Studiesen_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subjectAsian faculty in higher educationen_US
dc.subjectInterlibrary Loan and researchen_US
dc.subjectGrounded Theory Researchen_US
dc.titleAsian Studies Scholars and Their Research at the University of Marylanden_US


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