Information Studies at Glasgow offers an exciting programme of research and teaching on the creation, management, and use of information in the digital age. Our areas of specialty are:

  • Museums
  • Archives
  • Libraries
  • Digital Humanities
  • Information Management (including digital curation, video games, information visualisation and retrieval)

Our rich environment for practice-based teaching and research immersed in heritage, provides first hand experience in ways that knowledge has been created, preserved and communicated from the past to the digital age.  Our facilities include:

  • the world-class collections of the Hunterian Museum
  • the University of Glasgow's Archives and Special Collections
  • the Museums and Libraries of the City of Glasgow

Our staff are active in a significant programme of interconnected research with international partners, clustered around three key areas:

  • information management
  • cultural heritage informatics
  • digital humanities.

 We deliver undergraduate, taught postgraduate, and research degrees, and we are part of the International network of iSchools ischools.

Our courses are accredited by the major UK professional associations for archives and library professionals 

  • the Council of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)
  • the Archives and Records Associationa

Our graduates have a high rate of employability. We form part of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and are home to the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC).