Category Archives: CityLIS Writes

*** This category collects essays and reports written by CityLIS students. All the essays are reproduced with permission, and copyright remains with the author.

The essays are published here to encourage our current students to engage with written communication throughout their careers, and also as an education resource for other students, whether in library & information science, or a related area.

No supervisor comments or marks on the essays are shown. Whilst each of the essays published on the CityLIS Blog was awarded 60% or above, the published articles have been chosen by the course team as being not only well written, but also of wider interest to the LIS community and related disciplines. Constructive comments from classmates and the wider LIS community positively encouraged. :) ***

“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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Ways in which developments in scholarly communication are changing how research is disseminated. Implications for publishing and for library and information services.

***Daniel Whittaker assesses the viability of scholarly publishing moving to a completely OA model. Daniel is on Twitter @DanW_TEE*** Introduction According to Anderson, the term Scholarly Communication is “an umbrella term which refers to the many different ways in which … Continue reading

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How has the rise in open access legal research impacted publishers and library and information services?

***Caroline Stafford looks at the impact of OA publishing on the legal profession. Caroline is on Twitter @carolinestaff96*** Introduction Open access (OA) has been a force for change in the dissemination of scholarly research. However, movement towards this form of … Continue reading

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The role of library and information services in navigating onlife and questions of identity

*** Melissa analyses the effects Web 2.0 has on an individual’s sense of identity in the context of Floridi’s ‘onlife’ whilst addressing how approaches to digital literacy can aid us navigate the hyper-historical society . Melissa is on Twitter @tequilab00kw0rm*** … Continue reading

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Bookish Identities: How the Online Reading Community Empowers the Self

***Leah Perry considers the intersections of identity and authorship in the context of infosphere by drawing on examples of online reading communities. Leah is on Twitter @leahplis*** Introduction The pervasiveness and increasing usage of digital technologies and information communication technologies … Continue reading

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