The Department of Library, Information and Archives (DLIA) at Shanghai University has joined the iSchools organization. Shanghai’s application was approved by the iSchools board in July of 2019, and is now a full member of the iSchools association of more than 100 leading information schools worldwide.
Located in Shanghai, China, the Shanghai University DLIA was founded in 1978. While it initially had only an undergraduate program, the school has since added master’s and Ph.D. programs. Today the school has 35 permanent professors, 120 undergraduate students, 250 master’s students, and 24 Ph.D. candidates. The school is headed by Professor Bo Jin.
The Shanghai iSchool’s significant research areas include the following: Cultural Heritage and Digital Memory; Competitive Intelligence; Archive Information; Digital Humanities; and Data Science.
The Shanghai iSchool has initially opted to support the iSchools at the Basic level. The iSchools have five levels of membership ranging from Basic up to iCaucus, and each member school is encouraged to select the level that best reflects their circumstances and support for the organization.