Information and Library Science is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to respond to the dynamics of an interconnected, information-driven world by preserving and advancing individual, cultural, organizational, social, and scientific knowledge. The Information and Library Science Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Information and Library Science scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Information and Library Science represents an intersection of people, information, and technology, exploring the management practices, usage, ethics, and policy associated with information dissemination as well as the delivery of information through technology, data science and media. SSRN offers access to critical research on the trends, technologies and practices that define Information and Library Science and the many disciplines with which it intersects including Computer Science, Anthropology, Education, and Information Systems.