Outline of RGIR Activities

Members of RGIR will engage in a range of activities to fulfill the mission and goals of the group. These will include to:

  • Organize Regular meetings
  • To exchange ideas on information retrieval research
  • Identify topics for research investigation and external funding
  • Develop ideas for sponsored events and publications
  • Discuss IR related curriculum issues

Propose and Engage in Collaborative Projects

  • Apply for external research funding
  • Promote IR collaborative projects within SOIS and on campus and with other institutions
  • Promote IR collaborative projects between SOIS and researchers in LIS field
  • Create research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Promote use of the Intelligence and Information Architecture Lab

Organize Sponsored Events

  • Sponsor regular research talks and occasional symposia on IR topics
  • Sponsor visiting Research Fellows to engage in external collaborations
  • Sponsor workshops or seminars at IR related conferences

Promote Publications

  • Create a repository on information retrieval starting with members’ publications
  • Create a Web page to present IR group’s basic information including mission, membership, events, etc.
  • Explore the feasibility of creating an electronic journal to publish research papers or research in progress on different aspects of IR
  • Produce an annual newsletter on RGIR activities

Expand Education Opportunities in IR

  • Develop Information Technology concentration in MLIS program
  • Develop new IR related courses at all levels