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Open-Access Resources: Library and Information Studies


This page contains a selected list of resources for open-access materials in library and information studies.


EJAB: Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography Bibliographies and essays on all aspects of the Africana experience.

Mixed Resources

A Bibliography of the Modern Library, 1925-1959 Maintained by the University of Virginia and created by Gordan B. Neavill. Covers the years Bennett Cerf was owner and contains bibliographic information on every title and variants during the period. Also useful for the history of the book and publishing studies.

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Publishes peer-reviewed or board-accepted articles.  It is the official publication of the Science & Technology Section of the Association of College & Research Librarians.

LIS Scholarship Archive Library Science preprints and other open access materials such as data, metadata, student papers and manuscripts. Submission at

NetGalley Digital versions of book galleys.

Que(e)ry Librarians Diverse set of resources in support of queer librarians and archivists.

USTC (Universal Short Title Catalogue) Maintained by the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). This is an attempt at cataloging all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century. This is essentially an open access bibliography. It does lead via Search function to digital copies in some cases but these are not all open-access. Some digital copies may be held in databases to which we have access however.



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