The LIS Scholarship Archive is open for submissions!




We are thrilled to announce that the Library and Information Science A�Scholarship Archive (LISSA) is open for submissions. The LIS Scholarship Archive, in partnership with the Center for Open Science, is a free, open, and community-led archive for scholarship in library and information science and allied fields. LISSA is a repository where anyone can have access to library and information science scholarship, in all its forms.

The infrastructure of LISSA is completely open source and easily maintainable. All materials and associated metadata on LISSA will be permanently, publicly available.

The LIS community has shown support and leadership in open access to scholarship. We are working towards the goal of open LIS alongside the internationally renowned e-LIS, an e-print repository for LIS documents. While e-LIS has long provided a place for depositing traditional LIS scholarship, we look to provide an option for a broader range of works.A� We look forward to possible future collaboration with e-LIS in sharing the LIS disciplinary repository space.

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! Leta��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 < 5min.
  • Spread the word about LISSA, and encourage others to submit their work.

You can get updates from LISSA on or Twitter at @LISSArchive. You may also reach the LISSA board via email at for questions, comments, or general feedback, which is most welcome.