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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  • Fenlon, Katrina; Senseney, Megan; Bonn, Maria; Swatscheno, Janet (University of Toronto Press, 2019-04-12)
    The rise of library-based digital scholarly publishing creates new opportunities to meet scholars’ evolving publishing needs. This article presents findings from a national survey of humanities scholars on their attitudes ...


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  • Dinh, Ly; Sarol, Janina; Cheng, Yi-Yun; Hsiao, Tzu-Kun; Parulian, Nikolaus; Schneider, Jodi (2019)
    Scientific retractions occur for a multitude of reasons. A growing body of research has studied the phenomenon of retraction through systematic analyses of the characteristics of retracted articles and their associated ...


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  • Cheng, Yi-Yun; Parulian, Nikolaus; Hsiao, Tzu-Kun; Dinh, Ly; Sarol, Janina; Schneider, Jodi (The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 2019)
    Retraction removes seriously flawed papers from the scientific literature. However, even papers retracted for scientific fraud continue to be cited and used as valid after their retraction. Retracted papers are inadequately ...


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  • Knutson, Ellen M.; Kranich, Nancy (2018-06)
    Librarians in both Russia and the United States have led efforts to engage citizens in discussions about their future that affirm the role of libraries as active participants in their communities. Historically, the public ...


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  • Valiant, Seonaid (2019-04-23)
    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the amateur scholar and archaeologist Zelia Nuttall was not only digging in Mexican archaeological fields for artifacts but also digging through European and Mexican ...


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