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The Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) would like to welcome you to our website.  This site contains information related to our many projects and services that we offer to the university and community at-large.

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UT Researchers to Study Scholarly Journal Articles "Beyond Downloads"

ElsevierWith more scholarly journals being distributed electronically rather than in print form, Elsevier—a publishing company—has contracted with three University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members to determine how journal articles are used after they are initially downloaded.

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, Associate Professor Suzie Allard and Adjunct Professor David Nicholas from the College of Communication and Information have received a $244,000 grant from Elsevier to lead a team of international researchers on a one-year project, "Beyond Downloads."

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SIS Awarded IMLS Grant for LAMBDA

Dr. Ed CortezKNOXVILLE – Library Anchor Models for Bridging Diversity Achievements (LAMBDA) brings together the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences and the Center for Literacy, Education & Employment with the San Diego County Libraries and other public libraries in California and Tennessee to provide education, training, workshops, and support materials to support library staff members who serve LGBTQ homeless youth.

CCI Creates Endowed Professorship; Carol Tenopir First Recipient

Dr. Carol TenopirCarol Tenopir, a Chancellor's Professor in the School of Information Sciences, is the first recipient of a new endowed professorship in the College of Communication and Information (CCI). 

The CCI Board of Visitors Professorship was made possible by generous gifts from donors, including current and former members of the college's Board of Visitors.

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