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About lyn

Dr Lyn Robinson is Reader in Library & Information Science, and Head of Department at City, University of London. She established and directs the Library School, and co-directs the Centre for Information Science alongside Prof David Bawden. Contact: lyn@city.ac.uk

“The processes and concepts of collection development and collection management by 2025 will be dramatically different from those in 2000.” An assessment

 ***Caroline Stafford examines the processes and concepts of collection management over the first quarter of the 21st Century. This essay won the 2021 BIALL Student Award.*** Introduction The legal information sector was established in the late 19th century and has … Continue reading

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Current CityLIS student Caroline Stafford wins BIALL Student Award for 2021

This great news shared by Caroline Stafford. — In June 2021, I was delighted to find out that I had been awarded the BIALL Student Award for 2021. BIALL (British and Irish Association for Law Librarians) is the UK’s leading … Continue reading

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Background Reading for CityLIS 20/21

For those of you planning to study for a masters in Library or Information Science, LIS, here are some suggestions for background reading in preparation for your course. This is a personal selection of printed books, (although some may be … Continue reading

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CityLIS Research Student Profile: Rachel Cummings

*** We are delighted that Rachel Cummings has returned to CityLIS as a research student. In this post, Rachel shares some initial thoughts on her research interests, as she begins her journey as a full-time PhD student. Rachel will be … Continue reading

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Screening: ‘Our Hobby is Depeche Mode’ Jeremy Deller’s and Nicholas Abrahams’ 2007 documentary on Depeche Mode fans.

CityLIS are delighted to be able to show ‘Our Hobby is Depeche Mode’ 2007 on January 27th 2020, ELG02, 18.00-19.30. The screening will be followed by a panel led by current CityLIS student Melissa Ramos, who will be joined by … Continue reading

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