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Library & Information Services (LIS)

The Library and Information Services Directorate (LIS) is responsible for the SOAS Library (the UK National Research Library for Asia, Africa and the Middle East), the provision of the Information Systems, the Learning Resources, ICT, MultiMedia and Print Services upon which SOAS' Learning, Teaching and Research depends.

The directorate is organised into three primary divisions:  Research Library Services (including Collection Management and Development, Archives, Unique and Special Collections, Teaching and Research Support, Library Digital Services); Information Systems (primary ICT infrastructure and corporate systems), Customer Services and Operations (support for all users of services including Library Reader Services, the LIS Service Desk, MultiMedia & Printing Services, Classroom Support).  There is an Assistant Director who is responsible for each of these major sections within the directorate, supported by a small central administration team.

During the 2014/15 session, LIS will launch the SOAS Digital Library, responsible for the development, curation and preservation of the School's digital assets alongside a major initiative for Open Access publishing and support for SOAS Research Data.

For detailed information about the services offered by Library and Information Services, please follow the links below: