Resource directories & repositories

The entries on this page represent links to substantive LIS resources – generally databases, link directories and journal or article-based repositories. This page was last updated June 2012

CILIP Library & Information Research Group (LIRG)

Library and Information Research (LIR)

  • LIRG open source journal, recording research outcomes.
  • Last update:  2011 (issue 35(111))

CILIP LIRG links database

  • Proposed database, intended to act as a starting point for research and current awareness.  Planned contents include: Bibliographic databases, Research listings, Journals, Organisations’ websites, Resource portals, Mailing and discussion lists, Conferences and Writing Resources
  • LIR journal article about original database can be seen here: Establishing the context for your research project
  • Last update: June 2011
  • Directory on a Zoho database
  • Researchers & projects: 247 projects listed but lacks project dates and status
  • Last update: 2010

Digital archives

Digital library of Information Science Technology (dLIST)

  • Repository (DSpace) of LIS research papers
  • Established in 2002, DLIST is a cross-institutional, subject-based, open access digital archive for the Information Sciences, including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Science, Information Systems, Museum Informatics, and other critical information infrastructures.
  • Contains over 16000 papers. Folksonomy based – no obvious curation of tags (3000 subjects)
  • Last update: June 2012

E-LIS (E-Prints in LIS)

  • Repository (DSpace) of LIS research papers
  • Formed in 2003, this is a repository of documents in the Library and Information Science (LIS) domain. Contains over 13000 papers
  • Last update: June 2012

Journal repositories

Evidence Based Library and Information Journal (EBLIP)

  • LIS research papers
  • EBLIP is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the University of Alberta Learning Services and supported by an international team of editorial advisors. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for librarians and other information professionals to discover research that may contribute to decision making in professional practice.
  • EBLIP publishes original research and commentary on the topic of evidence based library and information practice, as well as reviews of previously published research (evidence summaries) on a wide number of topics
  • Contact: Alison Brettle
  • Last update: 2012 (Issue 7(212))


LIS Publications

  • Wiki directory
  • This wiki gathers information about publications that LIS professionals might want to write for — whether they want to reach their colleagues or their communities.
  • All editors, publishers, and LIS professionals are welcome to contribute to the publication profiles
  • Last update: June 2012
  • Directory of information resources and research methods
  • Maintained by Juliet Drennan, Simmons College, Massachusetts. Formerly maintained by Tom Wilson
  • Last update: 2008 (?)

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