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. :) ***

Scary Stories on the Web: How does Digital Folklore Trick its Readers?

***Harper Arnold argues that the Creepypasta phenomenon shows how internet narratives blur the line between fiction and reality. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative. Harper is on Twitter @HarperArnold2*** *** ““Darkness … Continue reading

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Modern forms of publishing include writing blogs and posting diverse content on social media. In this context, how do library and/or information services relate to questions of identity in the twenty-first century?

***Elle Moyse considers how Web 2.0 reconfigures our sense of identity when it is presented as media. These ideas are discussed with reference to online journalism, blogging and social media. Elle is on Twitter @ElleMoyse. It is reproduced here with … Continue reading

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The evolution of scientific scholarly communication

***Mehreen Khalid analyses the factors for change in STEM scholarly publishing and communication, including Plan S and the Open Movement. She also considers how academia may change in a post-COVID-19 world. Mehreen is on Twitter @19Emkay. It is reproduced here … Continue reading

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Canons and Fan Studies

***This post is written by Kimberley Chiu who analyses how fan fiction is changing artistic canons in relation to the Marvel and Star Wars expanded universes. Kimberley is on Twitter @kimberley_chiu. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as … Continue reading

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Tackling Subject Headings

***CityLIS alumna Catherine Jenkins critically evaluates the impact of subject headings with reference to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) controlled vocabulary. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative.*** Tackling Subject Headings

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