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  1. Sep 2015
    1. 12 different PhDs on a faculty of 21

      Kind of surprised it's not more.

    2. In the parlance of interdisciplinary advocates, universities are organized around disciplines; problems are not.

      This is true of all disciplines, not just information studies?

    3. pressing intellectual problems by their nature will cross existing disciplinary boundaries

      Similar to Ito's point about the need to be antidisciplinary.

    4. To be an iSchool is to place greater emphasis on broader human activities over these concerns with the specific agency or organizational form wherein the information practices occur.

      Study of information is not constrained by the physical site, e.g. a library or archive.

    5. concern that technology was just being treated as a tool for demonstrating academic relevance rather than as a genuine basis for disciplinary identity

      Is he saying here that the interest in technology was shallow and superficial?

    6. More importantly, by placing emphasis on human activities mediated by information and technology, this articulation shifts the field's focus from agencies of collection such as libraries or archives, which more typically are invoked when describing subject coverage in schools of library and information science, to the contexts in which people, information and technology interact

      Reminds me of Bates' following the "red thread" of information.

    7. the term information was taken to represent either a greater emphasis on people (in the case of computer science) or on technology (in the case of librarianship)

      Information was used as a glue word.

    8. I argue that iSchools are distinctive from other LIS programs less for their subject emphasis or methodological approaches than for their orientation to the study of information beyond agencies, their commitment to multidisciplinary work, and a formal emphasis on research productivity.

      information beyond agencies (outside of the library, archive, etc) multidisciplinary, research productivity (publishing)