Open LIS work for #OAWeek!

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The LIS Scholarship Archive ( has fully launched and we are ready to help you open your work! On LISSA, LIS workers, students, trainees, and other in the field can make their incredible work open and discoverable, from metadata records to oral histories to manuscripts to data. Currently on LISSA, there are preprints, postprints, grant narratives, posters, book manuscripts, data, and code, in a variety of languages, from a diverse authorship! Let’s keep this going! If you are someone who works in LIS and who supports open scholarship, this is what you can do:

  • Submit your work in less than 5min.
  • Spread the word about LISSA, and encourage others to submit their work!

You can always get updates from LISSA on or Twitter @LISSArchive (@LISSA_SCHOL for a feed of new uploads!) or via email ([email protected]). Feel free to reach out to us!

LIS Scholarship Archive is open!

We are happy to announce that the LIS Scholarship Archive ( is in a'soft launch’ period. We are open for submissions and we are looking for comments and feedback from the community on the submission process and our submission guidelines (available via an open Google doc!).

On LISSA, members of the LIS community can showcase the full spectrum of work they do. Our conception of scholars is inclusive of all workers in library and information science, including students and trainees. We hope to see you and your work on LISSA soon!

You can always get updates from LISSA on or Twitter (@LISSArchive) or via email ([email protected]). Feel free to reach out to us!

Announcing the LIS Scholarship Archive!

We are thrilled to announce the development of the LIS Scholarship Archive (LISSA). The LIS Scholarship Archive is partnering with the Center for Open Science to develop a free and open archive for scholarship in library and information science and allied fields.

Librarians, archivists, and other information professionals engage in broad range of scholarship, much of which happens outside the realm of academia, including work that goes beyond the standard article or book chapter to oral histories, community works, data, and more. Through LISSA, LIS professionals can showcase, shares and preserve their manuscripts and other non-traditional scholarly materials, and solicit feedback on the full spectrum of work we do.

As librarians and archivists, we are committed to service sustainability, discoverability, and ease of access and use. By partnering with the Center for Open Science, the infrastructure of LISSA will be completely open and easily maintainable. All of the materials, and associated metadata, on LISSA will be permanently, publicly available, as well as readily indexable.

The LISSA Steering Committee is composed of a variety of information professionals across different institutions and represents the diversity of scholarship that makes up our field. You can get updates from LISSA on or Twitter (@LISSArchive). You may also reach LISSA via email ([email protected]).

We hope to see you and your work on LISSA soon!