- Centre for Digital Humanities
- ICARUS (International Centre for Archives and Records Management Research)
- Centre for Publishing
- KOARG (Knowledge Organization and Representation Group)
We are the only department in the United Kingdom with programmes in
library and information studies, information science, archives and
records management, publishing, and digital humanities. As well as
topics within these specific areas, we can offer unparalleled
opportunities for cross-domain research, for example in user studies and
usability, metadata, the management of electronic resources, and XML
technologies for the humanities.
DIS research is organised around the above four research
centres and groups. These facilitate interaction between
established researchers, and offer research training and career
development opportunities for early stage researchers and research
students. Importantly, they provide coherence and a critical mass of
researchers in key areas.
The School has strong links with
organizations such as the National Archives and the British Museum, and
is close to the British Library and other major research libraries. Our
location in central London makes it easy for collaborative work with
other institutions and groups. UCL Department of Information Studies is a
leading centre for research in librarianship, archives and records
management, digital humanities, publishing, knowledge organization and
knowledge representation, especially in the areas of research
evaluation, scholarly communication, user studies, electronic records,
digital technologies for the humanities, preservation management and the
history of the book.
DIS Research seminars
DIS offers a supportive environment within which research across different disciplines can take place. Most researchers focus their work in one of our research groups, but in addition, we offer some whole-Department research activities, including a series of lunchtime seminars at which faculty, doctoral students and visiting speakers can give informal papers and lead discussions.