UCLA is internationally recognized for its outstanding academic resources and extracurricular facilities.

All our students enjoy online access to the statewide University of California Library system, the Online Archive of California, and UCLA’s unique Film & Television Archive.

Students may enroll not only in IS courses, but also in classes offered by top-ranked departments across campus, in areas such as computer science, design and media arts, medical informatics, museum studies, and more.

IS Lab

The Information Studies Research Lab (IS Lab) is a hub of activity supporting the research, instruction, and professional development of students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Information Studies. This academic year marks the beginning of a multi-year strategic development project to enhance the IS Lab’s resources and services. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology and practice, the IS Lab acts as a liaison between academia and industry. It provides a constructive space for conducting cutting-edge research for publication in top academic journals. In addition, a key role of the IS Lab is to facilitate the acquisition of practical skills in support of the department’s curriculum to establish career pathways for our graduates and collaborative, grant- and industry-sponsored research opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.  

Announcements, policies, and resources are posted on the IS Lab’s webpage ( In certain circumstances IS Lab policies necessarily may be amended. Please note effective dates. 
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Moving Image Archive Studies MA MIAS-ScottReedSnowdenBeckerJanaGowanstudents and MLIS students in the new Media Archival Studies specialization track work with Program Manager Snowden Becker to inspect and repair home movies during “Film Prep Fridays.” Part of the lead-up to this year’s Home Movie Day events at UCLA, Film Prep Fridays give students the chance to observe and address preservation challenges for small-gauge film as they occur in actual family collections. Selected reels from the submitted collections will be digitized using the department’s small-gauge transfer equipment and posted to the Internet Archive, where the historic footage can be freely accessed by family members, researchers, and home movie scholars.

Students pictured: Jana Gowan (MLIS/MAS, Class of 2017); Scott Reed (MLIS/MAS, Class of 2017)


IS Lab Hours

Fall 2018 (September 24-December 14)

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday, Sunday, Holiday: CLOSED