SIS faculty continue to conduct cutting-edge research, as evidenced by the intellectual contributions of the faculty to the disciplinary literature as well as the level of external funding being achieved. Currently SIS has active projects that are receiving more than $6.7 million in external funding. Funding agencies include the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Partners include a wide range of academic institutions (i.e. University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, etc.), government institutions (i.e. Oak Ridge National Lab), and private industry (i.e. Elsevier, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers).