We are pleased to announce the creation of Information & Library Science Research Network (InfoSciRN), which focuses on 14 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for information and library science scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early stage research, including working papers, conference papers, preprints, etc. In addition, we are pleased to share the Elsevier Analytical Services Research Paper Series and International Center for the Study of Research Paper Series will be included in Information & Library Science Research Centers Papers.

 

The following InfoSciRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.

ARCHIVAL SCIENCE

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Description: This area includes content focused on the preservation, appraisal, and management of archival materials, including paper and electronic/digital records, manuscripts, imagery, and oral history.


DATA SCIENCE & ANALYTICS

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Description: This area includes content on the use of technology, statistics, computer science, and other methods to extract knowledge from structured and unstructured data. Topics can include data/text mining, big data analytics, statistics, data visualization, and data protection.


INFORMATICS

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Description: This area includes content focused on the use of information technology and data to support organizational research, decision-making, and service delivery. Disciplines that employ informatics include medical and healthcare industries, law firms, corporations, libraries, and government agencies.


INFORMATION & LIBRARY SCIENCE EDUCATOR: COURSES, CASES & TEACHING

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Description: This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in Information & Library Science and related disciplines, and is designed for the sharing of teaching materials. This includes casebooks, reviews of casebooks, lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


INFORMATION & LIBRARY SCIENCE NEGATIVE RESULTS

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Description: This area includes content in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results area includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

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Description: This area includes content on the principles and tools that support the management of information for diverse audiences. Topics can include acquisitions and collection development, digital asset management, knowledge management, records management, and the technologies and information systems that support those tasks.


INFORMATION POLICY & ETHICS

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Description: This area includes content focused on ethical, legal, policy, and advocacy issues impacting library and information science professions. Topics can include intellectual freedom, professional ethics, social/sociocultural roles and responsibilities, intellectual property, privacy, censorship, and information access.


INFORMATION THEORY & RESEARCH

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Description: This area includes content focused on the theory and principles underlying the acquisition, storage, and communication of information. Topics can include the history of the library and information science discipline, information economics, coding theory, and quantum information science.


INFORMATION USE

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Description: This area includes content focused on how people and communities seek, gather, evaluate, and use information in order to meet diverse needs. Topics can include human information seeking behavior, information literacy, information sharing and overload, information control and quality, and information needs assessment.


LIBRARIES & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Description: This area includes content focused on the design, management, and use of information systems in libraries, archives, and information centers including integrated library systems, databases, content management systems, and web applications.


LIBRARIES & MEDIA

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Description: This area includes content focused on the intersection of media communications and libraries. Topics can include print and electronic publishing, social media analytics, and scholarly communication.


LIBRARY & LIBRARIANSHIP TYPES

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Description: This area includes content focused on types of libraries and services delivered in various information service environments. Topics can include academic, digital, special, public, government, and school libraries and the services they deliver.


LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

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Description: This area includes content focused on leadership, management, and administrative practices in library and information centers.


LIBRARY OPERATIONS & SERVICES

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Description: This area includes content focused on services delivered in library and information centers. Topics include community- and population-based services offered in public libraries and technical services delivered across library and information services settings.




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