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About the IS Lab

The Information Studies Research Lab (IS Lab) is a hub of activity supporting the research, instruction, and professional development of students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Information Studies.

This academic year marks the beginning of a multi-year strategic development project to enhance the IS Lab’s resources and services.  Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and practice, the IS Lab acts as a liaison between academia and industry.

A key role of the IS Lab is to help students acquire practical skills in support of the department’s curriculum. A Specialization Skills Program (SSP) is in the works, as part of the the IS Lab’s developing strategic plan. Potential elements of the SSP include workshops with technical experts, an industry professional speaker series, and a research practicum.

Help us re-envision the IS Lab!

Schedule an interview to discuss how the IS Lab can support your current needs and plan for your future success.

 

The IS Lab houses a selective print collection and provides access to instructional resources to support the IS curriculum. Our Collection Development Policy mirrors the curricula of the IS Department’s MLIS, PhD, and Post-Master’s programs. The IS Lab’s print collection, including course reserves, is non-circulating. However, many of the books from the children’s literature collection, which includes recent and award-winning works to support various IS courses, may be borrowed. Copying is available using a BruinCard and in adherence with copyright law.

The IS Lab’s  media  preservation and archiving resources include a growing collection of audio and video processing equipment for which training is provided by IS Lab staff and faculty experts.

Announcements, policies, and resources are posted on the IS Lab’s webpage. In certain circumstances IS Lab policies necessarily may be amended. Please note effective dates.

The IS Lab is staffed by professional academic librarians and students in the Information Studies programs. Lab hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The IS Lab is maintained by the IS Department for the academic use of the entire UCLA community, including all GSE&IS students.

News

UCLA IS Colloquium: Audrey Bennett on Interactive …

This Thursday we invite you hear from our final colloquium speaker of the year, Dr. Audrey Bennett, on “Using interactive aesthetics to engage youth with the heritage algorithms embedded in ...

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SAA @ UCLA Bake Sale

Come support SAA @ UCLA and have a treat at the same time! Vegan and gluten free options available

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Winter Book Sale & Prisoner Solidarity Event …

Please consider joining the Southern California Library (SCL) and Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) next Saturday from 11AM to 5PM for a winter book sale and prisoner solidarity event! There will be thousands of donated books for ...

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Congress 101 Workshop

Do you have questions about the 2018 midterm election results and its impact on UCLA? Have you ever wondered how the appropriations process works? Are you curious about how to ...

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BrowZine: Browse Scholarly Journals on your Tablet…

BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the UCLA Library. Download it now. A web version of BrowZine is also now available! Features ...

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Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of…

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley).The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education ...

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Participate in National Film and Sound Archive of …

My name is Mona Soleymani and I am the manger, Collections Conservation at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. We are currently undertaking a project on naphthalene syndrome and ...

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IAC- Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) Progra…

Applications Now Available for the IAC- Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) Program. DEADLINE: December 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), with support from the Office of the ...

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SAA Scholarships

Society of American Archivists (SAA) Scholarship portals are now open. This is a great thing to work on over winter break, as they require personal essays and evidence of scholarly ...

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Call for Contributions Open for iPRES2019

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Contributions for iPRES2019 is now open. iPRES is the premier international conference on the preservation and long term management of digital ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I print?

In the IS Lab, you can purchase 100 pages in print credit for $5.

How do I reset my password?

To reset the password for your GSE&IS account, see a staff member in the Educational Technology Unit (ETU).

Where can I get help with my schedule?

See Michelle Maye in Student Services.

How do I join the right mailing lists?

Use this form to subscribe to the following ListServs:

is-announce@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

is-net@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

is-chat@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

is-talks@lists.gseis.ucla.edu

If you’re a PhD student, also register for is-phd-announce@lists.gseis.ucla.edu and is-phd-chat@lists.gseis.ucla.edu.

If you’re interested in archival issues, subscribe to lis-arch@lists.gseis.ucla.edu.

May I reserve space and assistance in the lab?

Absolutely! The IS Lab’s four zones can accommodate a variety of group sizes and activities. Zone A is suitable for larger group meetings, such as classes and workshops. In Zone B, members of the GSE&IS Community have access to computing resources, small group work spaces, and a reading area beside our library stacks. Zone C is home to our growing audio-visual transfer stations and a communal table for group work. Zone D is the perfect spot for a few people to settle in for a good read at any age; we invite our youngest community members to join us here for readings from our Children’s Book Collection. Be sure to book space in the IS Lab at least 24 hours in advance. To meet with the IS Lab Director, schedule an appointment during Office Hours. For help with course-related research, consult with our IS Lab Staff Monday through Thursday between 9am and 4pm.

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