School of Information Sciences


The School of Information Sciences at Illinois is recognized as a premier institution, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top library and information science schools. For more than 120 years, the iSchool has prepared students for careers as leaders in information professions and research. As one of the oldest LIS schools in the country, the School was instrumental in developing the methods used in library and information science today. Our faculty, staff, and students are leaders in the field, recognized for their expertise and the impact of their scholarly contributions. Drawing on the resources of the University as well as on collaborations with scholars around the world and corporate sector partners, our researchers conduct research in a variety of areas including data science, information retrieval, librarianship, and much more, using multidisciplinary approaches to address key global challenges found at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

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  • Mishra, Shubhanshu; Torvik, Vetle I. (2016-06-23)
    We present several measures and methods for quantifying conceptual novelty of an article in the biomedical literature corpus using a collection of 22 million MEDLINE articles. Our results show the prevalence of combinatorial ...


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  • Harris, Ashley (2016-05-02)
    The UIUC campus plays host to a club called 3V. They define themselves as a concert goers club and welcome all music lovers. However, the club plays a special role in the growing and changing of the music scene around ...


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  • Samuel, Noah Oluwafemi (2016)
    This paper examines the research environment in Nigeria in relation to the developing trends in the global research community and specifically regarding research funding by government as a viable way of ensuring access ...


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  • Senseney, Megan; Green, Harriett; Bonn, Maria (2016-03-30)
    Publishing Without Walls is currently planning a Global Midwest series geared toward publishing the results of the Humanities Without Walls(HWW) Global Midwest projects. On March 30 and April 4, 2016 PWW conducted a set ...


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  • Kehoe, Adam K.; Torvik, Vetle I. (ACM, 2016-06)
    We describe a classifier-enhanced nearest neighbor approach to assigning Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to unlabeled documents using a combination of abstract similarities and direct citations to labeled MEDLINE records. ...


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