Driven by the pursuit of new ideas and big discoveries.

Research at UMD’s iSchool changes the way we think, the way we live, and the way we engage with the world. From labs to libraries, we are combining principles of information science with cutting edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used. 

We tackle significant, real world challenges through meaningful and rigorous interdisciplinary research at the intersection of people, information, and technology. Our faculty and students approach complex, emerging problems from diverse perspectives such as communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more. Our discoveries have real world impact – empowering, inspiring, and connecting individuals and communities.