Established in 2003, E-LIS is an international Open Archive for Library and Information Science (LIS). E-LIS has grown to include a team of volunteer editors and support for 22 languages. The development of an international LIS network has been stimulated by the extension of the OA concept to LIS works and facilitated by the dissemination of material within the LIS community. These are some of the reasons for the success of E-LIS.
In a few years, E-LIS has been established as the largest international open repository in the field of library and information science. Searching or browsing E-LIS is a kind of multilingual, multicultural experience, an example of what could be accomplished through open access archives to bring the people of the world together. Because librarians are so involved in open access advocacy, E-LIS is a key to encourage open access for all repositories, by giving librarians the experience they need to speak with confidence when talking with researchers and open access archives, and the experience to provide the best possible assistance to self-archiving faculty.
Authors are invited to collaborate in the growth of this important project, by submitting their works to the E-LIS server, to build up a collection of freely accessible and usable LIS documents, within an internationally compatible OAI system.
We would be very glad if you would collaborate with us in the creation of this open access LIS database by depositing your works in our e-server.
E-LIS Team Biennium 2013-2014