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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  • Crowl, S. Paige (2018-05)
    Libraries are meant to be places where one can find materials to fill all number of information needs, but information on privileged groups has long been overrepresented. Queer materials are infamously difficult to find, ...


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  • Irish, Sharon (Center for Digital Inclusion, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2018-09-15)
    The School of Information Sciences founded the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) in 2011 to foster inclusive and sustainable societies through research, teaching, and public engagement about information and communication ...


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  • Cheng, Yi-Yun; Ludäscher, Bertram (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), 2018)
    Advancements in technologies such as DNA analysis have given rise to new ways in organizing organisms in biodiversity classification systems. In this paper, we examine the feasibility of aligning two classification systems ...


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  • Karasti, Helena; Botero, Andrea; Baker, Karen S.; Parmiggiani, Elena (University of Oulu, Finland, 2018)
    A workshop was organized to provide members and other stakeholders of Finland’s INAR RI Ecosystems consortium with an introduction to data management in the ecological and related sciences. The notion of local data management ...


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  • Zuo, Zhen (2018-05-09)
    Sentiment analysis or opinion mining is one of the major topics in Natural Language Processing and Text Mining. This paper will provide a complete process of sentiment analysis from data gathering and data preparation ...


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