September 17, 2010 – Students and professionals in library and information science should know about E-LIS: Eprints in Library and Information Science. It is a discipline-specific, open-access repository containing thousands of scholarly articles on library and information science.  

We learned about this from Examiner’s article “E-LIS: A Great Open-Access Repository of Metadata Research.” The research in E-LIS takes the form of preprints, postprints, presentations, and some unpublished works. The coverage is very broad but limited to the two disciplines, which as we all know is very beneficial. Knowledge management can be that simple and that complex. 

One of the most beneficial features about this database is the ability to allow browse searches by author/editor, subject, country, and year. These searches produce alphanumerically-sorted results lists that make it easy to scan the results to find what you’re looking for.

Melody K. Smith 

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