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Information Studies research

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Information Studies conducts interdisciplinary research that addresses all aspects of the creation, management, and use of knowledge in the digital age. Current research focuses on the nature and organisation of information, cultural and heritage production and consumption in the digital age, and the use of digital sources, methods and tools for re-imagining research in the humanities. Close engagement with the cultural and creative industries enable innovative and collaborative research, and also the cultivation of clear impact channels for Information Studies-led research to influence policy and practice in a number of areas. Since 2012 Information Studies has been part of the International Network of iSchools, in recognition of the quality and depth of its research and teaching in all aspects of Library and Information Management.

Information Studies’s key areas of research strength lie in information management, broadly defined as the creation, management and use of information in a digital age, yet looking forward to post-digital issues. This research builds on Information Studies’s evolution from a centre of expertise on digital preservation and curation, information management and analysis, as well as digital humanities, to an internationally recognized iSchool specializing in all aspects of archive and museum information management. Research is currently configured around three areas, which offer thematic coherence to the variety of research, teaching, outreach and public engagement activities currently carried out by Information Studies research and teaching staff.

Cultural Heritage

Incorporating museums and galleries information management; archives and records management; digital collections; library science, and digital curation and preservation.

Digital Humanities

Incorporating digital methods and tools; user studies and evaluation; the impact of digital culture; agency, and video games and interfaces; digital performance and working with multimedia sources.

Information Management and Analysis

Incorporating personal informatics; information access; data analysis; digital curation; and information forensics.