Center for the Studies of Information Resources

The Center for the Studies of Information Resources of Wuhan University (CSIR) is a state-level key institute of humanities and social sciences under the Ministry of Education and the only national institute in the field of library and information science. Built on the foundation of the original Institute of Library Science and Information which was established in 1984, the CSIR was reformed in February, 1999. The director is in charge under the leadership of the University President.

The CSIR aims to collect social resources from home and abroad, innovate research mechanisms, make major academic achievements through important research projects and stand in the front line of the international information resources research.

So far the CSIR has set up 4 research labs, including Information Economy and Resource Planning Lab, Information Resource Management and Service Lab, Information Organization and Data Mining Lab and Information Systems Lab. CSIR has over 20 full-time and part-time researchers.

Since its official establishment in 2000, the CSIR has been focusing on research, consultation and training for major academic and practical issues on social economy informatization with a focus on the organization, management, development and utilization of information resources, and yielded significant results.

In 2004 and 2008, CSIR was rated as an excellent key research base by the Ministry of Education. After two-phase construction as a key research base, the center was listed in the "211" and "985" Projects and vigorously promoted building the “Chinese Memory and Digital Preservation" Collaborative Innovation Center. The Center has joined iSchools Program -- the coalition of global leading information schools, and is striving for the leadership in information resources in China with greater impact and stature in the international information community. .

Professor Ma Feicheng is currently serving as the Director of the CSIR, with Professor Hu Changping and Professor Li Gang as the vice directors.



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