At the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) we seek to find better ways to organize, access, disseminate, use, and preserve information and recorded knowledge.
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The School educates information professionals and scholars who make a difference to the management and design of information resources, services, and systems.
We offer the following academic and professional programs: a Master of Information Studies with areas of specialization in Library Studies, Knowledge Management, Information and Communication Technology, and Archival Studies/Records Management; a PhD in Information Studies; and a Graduate Certificate in Library & Information Studies.
Our professional programs, including our master's programs, have been continuously accredited since 1927 by the American Library Association (ALA), an internationally-recognized body which assures quality, innovation, and value in Library and Information Studies education.
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Our interdisciplinary research centres around the broad domain of human-information interaction, with projects in the areas of human-computer interaction, information behaviour & services, and information & knowledge management. As well, the School is home to three research labs: the Accessible Computing Technology (ACT) Research Group Lab, the Data Mining & Security (DMaS) Lab, and the Multimodal Interaction Lab (MIL).
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The McGill School of Information Studies is the pioneer school of its kind in Canada, offering programs at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec since 1897. Inheriting rich traditions of service from librarianship, the School recognizes innovation by continually integrating new options into our programs to educate new types of information professionals.
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As part of the Faculty of Arts, SIS offers our students the advantages of a small unit with all the facilities and administrative support of McGill University's largest faculty.
The McGill University School of Information Studies is a member of the iSchools, an international consortium dedicated to leading and promoting the information field.
The iSchools organization is composed of leading information schools which share a fundamental interest in the relationship between information, technology, and people. These schools have joined together to build awareness of, support for, and involvement with the information field among key constituencies, principally the media, business community, research funding bodies, student prospects, and information users; and to provide informed perspectives on matters of public policy as they affect the collection, organization, dissemination, use, and preservation of information.
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