The mission of the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI, the school of library and information studies) of the Université de Montréal (UdeM) is two fold : to train professionals and researchers in managing recorded information and knowledge with a view to maximising the transfer and use of these within society, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice in information management through the school’s research activities at both the national and international levels. EBSI offers two undergraduate certificates, one in the management of digital information, and the other in archival science. Its master’s programme is accredited by the American Library Association. EBSI also offers a Ph.D. in information studies. The school’s faculty members conduct research on a broad variety of areas related to information management in all contexts.
In the Tshiue-Natuapahtetau / Kigibiwewidonproject, EBSI’s role is to organise and manage the project’s web site, to manage documentation generated by the project, and to plan the permanent archive that will remain once the project is completed. A team composed of faculty members and graduate students from the school carries out these activities. Detailed information about EBSI can be found at http://www.ebsi.umontreal.ca/.