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Research and Publishing in IS

Sources to help you Write and Get Published

  • Publishing in IS: Some Useful Sources
    Prepared by Sue Searing, IS Librarian, and revised by Dan Tracy and Sandy Wolf, this page points sources for advice on the IS publishing process, academic writing, and general guides to academic publishing.
  • Finding a Journal for Publication
    This page highlights resources for finding journals for publication. In development is also a section highlighting key journals in IS and pointing out opportunities for open access publication.
  • Finding a Conference for Presenting Your Work
    This page includes links to calls for papers as well as to various published conference proceedings.

Research Methods in the Information Sciences

Online Methods Texts

LIS Research Methods Roundtable Recordings

The IS Research Methods Roundtables, established by Dan Tracy, feature iSchool and University Library faculty discussing key logistical difficulties and best practices for using particular research methodologies common in the information sciences. Each session includes brief introductory overviews by the panelists followed by questions and answers from the audience. Panels are recorded courtesy of the iSchool Help Desk. The audio for previously recorded sessions are also linked below.

  • Usability Studies | Spring 2013 — Audio

Panelists: Unknown

  • Interviews and Focus Groups | Spring 2013 — Audio

Panelists: Emily Knox, iSchool assistant professor; Kathryn La Barre, iSchool associate professor; and Sarah Williams, life sciences data services librarian at Funk ACES Library

  • Usability and User Experience Studies | Fall 2013 — Audio

Panelists: Kirstin Dougan, Music and Performing Arts Librarian; Jim Hahn, Orientation Services and Environments Librarian at the Undergraduate Library; and Michael Twidale, Professor of Library and Information Science at the iSchool.

  • Archival and Special Collections Research | Spring 2014 — Audio

Panelists: iSchool Professor Alistair Black, iSchool Assistant Professor Bonnie Mak, and Travis McDade, Associate Professor at the Law Library and Adjunct Associate Professor at the iSchool.

  • Ethnographic and Observational Research | Spring 2015 — Audio

Panelists:Kate McDowell, associate professor and assistant dean for student affairs; Nicole Cooke, assistant professor, and Sharon Irish, a lecturer at iSchool and the Ethnography of the University program

  • Transaction Logs and Other Usage Data | Spring 2015 — Audio

Panelists:Susan Avery, Undergraduate Library instructional services librarian and associate professor, University Library; Bill Mischo, head of Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and professor, University Library; and Lynn Wiley, head of acquisitions and associate professor, University Library.