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ESC board elections

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
country representatives.

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.

New ASIS&T Blog is online!

Our ASIS&T community has launched a new blog:

http://www.asis.org/SocialMedia/

It’s all about our subject: information science.

Have a look and make some exciting contributions!

And for all, who don’t know about the other channels: ASIS&T and the members of our chapter can be found on Facebook (FB-ESC, FB-EC, FB-EC-Page), Twitter and LinkedIn.

So, it’s time to join the social summer networks.

 

Hit the road books!

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 ;-) ).

Webinar talks available online

Our ESC webinar successfully took place on Sep 24th, 2013.

2 of the 3 presentations are now available (slides and talks) and can be watched opening the following files.

The 2 presentations are:

“What ASIS&T can do for you: connections and engagement with your professional community”:  Adam Girard, University College Dublin, Ireland, past chair of ASIS&T European Chapter.

“How far are we to the “enhanced” doctoral dissertations?”: Gema Bueno de la Fuente, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

The next webinar will take place soon. Please watch the News Posts to get any information about it.

 

New ESC board elected

The ESC board was elected for the next term 2013/2014.

The election of the ESC board 2013/2014 closed with 7 votes in favor of the proposed candidates.

Our new chair is Agnes Mainka. Vice chair is Evelyn Dröge. Secretary/treasurer is Tamara Heck.

Tomislav Jakopec will stay webmaster.

For more information about the board, please go to the page “board members” on the left hand side.

If you want to be engaged in the ESC please contact one of the board members. Positions are always available.

1 Webinar – 3 Presentations: Meet your Library & Information Science colleagues

The ESC webinar comes with exciting topics and the chance to meet colleagues and collaborators from the library & information science field.

Webinar info:

Time: September 24th, 2013, 6 pm UTC+2 (6 pm e.g. in Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany; 5 pm e.g. in UK, Ireland)

 Presenters:

  • 1st talk (10 min): “What ASIS&T can do for you: connections and engagement with your professional community”:  Adam Girard, University College Dublin, Ireland, chair of ASIS&T European Chapter.

ASIS&T is a well respected and vibrant “association for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information”. Adam Girard, current Chairperson of the European Chapter will discuss the benefits of involvement, as well as various roles that might be right for you. ASIS&T has an organisational structure that allows involvement at several levels, including Regional Chapters, Special interest Groups (SIGs), Committees, Task Forces. Adam will speak about his personal experiences, and the value of ASIS&T as a rich professional resource.

  • 2nd talk (20 min): “How far are we to the “enhanced” doctoral dissertations?”: Gema Bueno de la Fuente, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

This presentation is a reflection on the future of doctoral dissertations as documents, or better yet as scientific digital objects. Theses and dissertations, as scientific information sources meant to disseminate new contributions to scholarly knowledge, cannot be left out of the evolutions in the scientific communications landscape. Electronic publishing is moving away from the simple replication of the print model, towards maximizing the potential of technologies, especially those of the Semantic Web. Enhanced publications, liquid publications, nanopublications, or research objects, are real proposals towards richer scholarly communications, compound digital objects that integrate nor only the digital text file, but also research data, extra materials, post-publication data and other resources, meaningfully and dynamically integrated and annotated thanks to technologies, vocabularies and standards as RDF and OAI-ORE.

  • 3rd talk (20 min): “Pathways and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers in Library and Information Science.”: Anna Hampson Lundh, University of Boras, Sweden.

In this presentation, Anna Hampson Lundh will talk about the transition from doctoral studies to developing a sustainable postdoc career. This transition would form an integral step to a senior academic service.

Events:

  • Several participant groups will meet at their university: see list below
  • Time for questions and discussion after each presentation
  • List with infos about all participants provided for further collaboration

How to join:

  • Either ask your local organiser and join the local group meeting.
  • Or write an e-mail to tamara.heck(at)hhu.de to get access to the webinar and join us at any place you want to. If you tell us your name and your research interests, we will put you on the participants list, which will be provided to all participants after the webinar
  • If you want to organise your own local meeting, please do not hesitate to write us.

Local webinar meetings (list will be updated regularly):

  • Germany: University of Düsseldorf, meeting room: Geb. 23.21.04.87, contact person: Tamara Heck (tamara.heck(at)hhu.de)
  • Spain: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, contact person: Liliana Melgar (lilimelgar(at)gmail.com)

About the presenters:

Dr Anna Hampson Lundh is a Senior Lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science and active researcher within the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction, and Medicated Communication in Contemporary Society at the University of Borås. Her specific research interests lie in the areas of information and reading practices; information literacies; and the history of reading. She is the First Chief Investigator of Reading, Traditions and Negotiations: Reading Activities in Swedish Classrooms 1967-1969 funded by the Swedish Research Council 2013-2015.

Gema Bueno de la Fuente holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (2010) . Assistant Professor at the Library and Information Science Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, she teaches since 2005 in many Undergraduate and Master programs, e.g. the Master on Digital Libraries and Information Services.  She has participated in many research projects as a member of the Tecnodoc group, and published in national and international journals mainly in the area of Library and Information Science. She has made several research stays as a visiting scholar in the University of Minho (Portugal), the School of Information and Library Science of UNC-Chapel Hill (USA) and CAPLE/CETIS (UK). Her teaching and research focuses on open access to science and education, digital libraries, digital preservation, vocabularies, semantic web standards and linked data.

Adam Girard is PhD student working at the University College Dublin in Ireland and current chair of the ASIS&T European Chapter.

 
We hope to hear from you on the webinar. Your ESC board

This was the exciting 2nd ASIS&T European Workshop in Turku/Åbo, Finland

Celebrating the Diversity of Information Science in Europe

The Second Association for Information Science and Technology ASIS&T European Workshop 2013 was held between June 5 and 6, 2013 in Turku/Åbo, Finland. The workshop was organised by Information studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University and Department Cultural Sciences, Lund University in association with the European Chapter of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

The aim of the workshop was to function as a cross-disciplinary forum for presenting and encountering the work of researchers and professionals in the fields of information and library science, technology and related disciplines including archival science, museum studies, and information and knowledge management. The workshop was second in the series started by the first ASIS&T European Workshop held in June 2011 in Cork, Ireland and hosted by the University College Cork.

To read the full report with descriptions of the presentations, keynotes and posters please open the Pdf:

THE DIVERSITY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE IN EUROPE

The third ASIS&T European Workshop will be 2015 in Osijek, Croatia.

Join the ESC webinar 2013

The ESC is currently planning a webinar for all bachelor, master and PhD students of library and information science studies.

It is planned that all students from the same universities and institutions join a local meeting and then attend the digital webinar together. So all Euorpean students are able to discuss important topics concerning their studies and further career.

We are still searching for organisers to plan the local student meetings during the webinar. If you want to be engaged and support us please contact us!

Further information about the webinar’s topics and date will follow.