since October 15, we have a new ESC board – and it is larger than ever! Some of the members may be familiar to you while others are not. Time for a presentation of the new board members!
Christine Meschede, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Christine fills the newletter editor position in the chapter.
“I’m Christine, a Bachelor student of Information Science and Language Technology at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (Germany).
I am currently working as a research assistant at our department of Information Science. My research interests are mainly informational world cities and knowledge representation.
As the new newsletter editor I like to contribute to the ESC community and keep everyone informed about interesting events activities of other members.”
Elena Corradini, University of Zadar
Elena is the new ESC project manager.
“After a one-year experience as an assistant librarian in a research library, since 1997 I have been a public librarian. In 2004 I was awarded a MA/MSc in Information Studies from the University of Northumbria (Newcastle, UK) and the University of Parma (Italy). Since then, I have been busy with research issues regarding youth’s information seeking and using, and now I am focusing particularly on the selection of web information sources. I feel that this is an issue also for adults, not only for youth, and often also for students of any level (PhD students included!). For this reason, my wish for 2015 is clearly to advance rapidly to the end of my student’s career, but also to help maintain a network of contacts to support mentoring, as it was envisaged by former ESC members.”
Sarah Hartmann, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Sarah is as social media manager responsible for our Facebook activities.
“Hello everybody, I am Sarah, a Master Student at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in Germany. My research interests are in social media and e-government and I give courses in information retrieval, information indexing and career planning as information scientist.
As the social media manager of the ESC I hope I can inform you fast as can about the latest news and I would like to meet more students from the library and information science field to exchange about our research.”
Ehsan Mohammadi, Wolverhampton University
Ehsan is the new Webinar coordinator.
Ehsan recently completed his Ph.D in information science at the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton. His current research focuses on validating alt(ernative) metrics for research evaluation. His studies have been published in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals and conferences of information science (see http://goo.gl/VcFipf). He also holds a Master’s degree in library and information science. Previously, Ehsan served more than five years as an information specialist in different roles including, educational manager, online information manager, reference librarian, and webmaster.
Personal webpage: http://goo.gl/QQLMa9
Last but not least: all former board members of 2013/14 are still active in the new board!
Evelyn Dröge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, replaces Agnes as ESC chair. Agnes Mainka, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, is now ESC vice chair. Tamara Heck, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, remains secretary and treasurer. Tomislav Jakopec, J.J. Strossmayer University Osijek, remains webmaster. See the presentations of those four here.
We have lots of plans for 2014/15 and are looking forward for a great new period of the European Student Chapter!
Your ESC board 2014/15
Dear members and peers,
the European Student Chapter has a new board. And it’s larger than ever!
For the term 2014-2015 eight ASIS&T members will represent the LIS students in Europe. We have four new engaged officers from Germany, Croatia and England.
Upcoming events will be webinars, the newsletter and local meetings. Annoucements will be made here at our webpage and in our Facebook group.
If you have any suggestions concerning the ESC work please contact us.
The next elections (for the term Oct14-Sep15) will take place from September 22th–28th 2014.
Nominations for one of the board positions can be made until September 15th.
Self-nominations are possible. The main positions are: ESC chair, vice chair, secretary, newsletter editor. Additionally we are happy for any other suggested position and the person, who wants to engage. We are also searching for
The ESC works closely together with the European Chapter and tries to represent the students’ interests in ASIS&T. Additionally the aim is to bring
together the library and information science students in Europe, exchange research interests and foster collaboration.
If you want to have further information about the elections or nominate yourself or a colleague for one position please contact one of the ESC board members.
Our ASIS&T community has launched a new blog:
It’s all about our subject: information science.
Have a look and make some exciting contributions!
So, it’s time to join the social summer networks.
SAVE THE DATE
17th July, 2014 at 6pm UTC+2
- Movie meets Science: Look back, video presentation and discussion with the winners: Stefanie Vieten, Duwaraka Murugadas, and Janina Nikolic.
- Presentation of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University Berlin for prospective students – By Evelyn Dröge
- Conclusion and announcement of the new webinar series: “Place in Europe to write my PhD in Information Science” – By Agnes Mainka
Why should I don‘t miss this webinar?
You as LIS student will engage in a webinar with students and researchers around europe. In this webinar we will discuss research topics from students from Düsseldorf and get a presentation about the Humboldt University Berlin which may be a good place for you to study, too. Country representatives from Croatia, Italy and others will attend the webinar. Additionally, we will have time at the end of this webinar to discuss other topics and ideas with the audience.
How to join?
Please go to https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/r15tt4cgzdn/ and enter the room as guest (just type in your name, you don’t need a password)
Which technology do I need?
You just need an internet connection and speakers. To discuss with the audience a headset would be beneficial, but you also may join discussions or our conversation via the chat function.
Previous webinar presentations are available at YouTube
The winners of the ESC Video Contest were announced few weeks ago…now the prizes will hit the road and be send to their new owners.
We have three great books which are sponsored by our colleagues and partners. Thank you again for supporting the ESC and provide such great prizes to our contest participants:
- Wolfgang G. Stock sponsored Stock, W. G. & Stock, M. (2013). Handbook of Information Science, Berlin, Boston, MA: De Gruyter Saur. 901 pp.
- Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw sponsored Davis, C. D. & Shaw, D. (eds.). (2011). Introduction to Information Science and Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. 272 pp.
- Emerald, UK sponsored Gunilla Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (eds.) (2012). Library and Information Science Volume 5: Social Information Research, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Pub Lim.. 282 pp.
The books will now be leaving Düsseldorf and be send to Düsseldorf (via private express from one door to the next ), Sheffield and Copenhagen. We hope the contest participants can make use of the books (we proved the books’ content and assure they can!) and have fun with their new prizes.
The ESC will try to repeat the video contest next term and would be happy if more LIS students would participate. If you have any questions concerning the contest or if you have any suggestion for improvement please contact the ESC board.
So, bye bye, hit the road books, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more…(as it almost happened on their looong way to Düsseldorf ).
The ESC newsletter gets an update! The new category “I was at…” will give you the chance to share your experience from conferences around the world. This category replaces the former “Reports” category where students wrote summaries of conferences they have attended. By introducing the new category, we would like to bring the focus on you as the author and your individual experiences. Tell us what your interests are and why you attended at the conference. What was your personal highlight and if you had the chance to present your own work – tell us more about this!
We invite you to share your experiences with our audience. By the way, we know that not only young researchers but a lot of professors are readers of this newsletter, too.
This newsletter primarily addresses students and researchers of Library and Information Science but you can also write about related fields like eGovernment, social science, arts or computer science. We would like you to share those experiences, too.
Why should you contribute?
- You will have the chance to reach young researchers and information professionals in Europe and abroad.
- If you have had a publication in a conference proceeding, this newsletter is a good way to inform a larger audience about your work.
- You may inspire young researchers who are looking for interesting research topics.
- You can show others how conferences in library and information science are organized in your country or community.
On the next page, you will find a prototypical form of this new category. If you like to share your own experiences just use this form. It serves as a guideline: you are not obliged to fill out every field and you may also create new fields for your own needs. Merely the characteristics of this category (see this newsletter’s contributions for some examples) should remain.
If you would like to write about an interesting conference, workshop or meeting that you have attended and contribute to the next newsletter, please write us an email till the 25th of June, 2014:
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Your ESC Board
The ESC Student Chapter congratulates the winners of the first “Movie meets Science” contest 2014!
Three amazing videos have been submitted and your votes have decided:
We like to thank all contributors for their engagement. You are very inspiring for other students!
In the next step we are organizing a webinar to which we will invite you all soon. In this webinar you will have the chance to learn more about the projects, which the winners present in their videos, and to discuss with them, other students and researchers. The date of the webinar will be announced in the next days.
We look forward to meet you all at the webinar!
The ESC Board
*** 1st WINNER with 204 votes
Stefanie Vieten, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf:
Informational World City London
- 100 €
- Book: Stock, W. G. & Stock, M. (2013). Handbook of Information Science, Berlin, Boston, MA: De Gruyter Saur. 901 pp. Kindly sponsored by Wolfgang G. Stock
- ASIS&T membership for 1 year
*** 2nd WINNER with 153 votes
Penny Andrews, University of Sheffield:
Changes to the Institutional Repositories in the UK
- Book: Davis, C. D. & Shaw, D. (eds.). (2011). Introduction to Information Science and Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. 272 pp. Kindly sponsored by Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw
*** 3rd WINNER with 103 votes
Lærke Worm Thomsen, School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen:
Women in Advertising
- Book: Gunilla Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (eds.) (2012). Library and Information Science Volume 5: Social Information Research, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Pub Lim.. 282 pp. Kindly sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing Limited