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Architecture and libraries: flows and forms in spaces dedicated to culture

This one day symposium took place at the 29th January, 2015 and was held at the Lyon Central Library. It was co-organized by the Central Public Library of Lyon (BML) and École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques (enssib).

Gilles Eboli, director of BML, and Thierry Ermakoff from enssib have opened the one day symposium. In the morning session all talks were in French. Thus, for me it was not possible to understand much. But here is the program in French.

In the afternoon session three international speakers were invited. Read more »

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WATCH – The ESC Webinar is now online

If you wasn´t able to join our webinar, no worries, you can watch the full webinar here.

Webinar Part 1

The main topic of this part of the webinar is the movie meets science contest 2014. It includes a talk with the winners of this contest

Webinar Part 2

In this part of the webinar the Humboldt University zu Berlin will be introduced by Evelyn

If you like the vidoes you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel: Asist European Student Chapter

Join the ESC Webinar

17th July, 2014 at 6pm UTC+2


  1. Movie meets Science: Look back, video presentation and discussion with the winners: Stefanie Vieten, Duwaraka Murugadas, and Janina Nikolic.
  1. Presentation of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University Berlin for prospective students – By Evelyn Dröge
  1. 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 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 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


You may download a docx or a pdf version of the formular.
And an Report_Example


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:

If you have missed to watch a video, no worries! All videos are online at our website: or at YouTube.

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


EXTENDED DEADLINE 21.04.2014! Submit a Video to the ESCVSC 2014 and get fame and honor!

ESC Video Science Contest 2014




















Submission Deadline: 31. March 2014.

Votings are welcome from 01. till 15. April, 2014
23. April till 05. May 2014



If you like to submit a short video to the ESC Contest please be aware that your movie file format will be one of the following:

  • MOV
  • MPEG4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • FLV
  • 3GPP
  • WebM

Video length:

The video should not exceed five and not be shorter than three minutes length!


All submissions should be in English.

Start and end slides:

Your video should include the following start and end slide of this contest. Each slide should be shown for four seconds.

Start slide (JPG):

End slide (JPG):

Start and end slides in Power Point (pptx): ESC_Video Contest_2014 start and end slides.


1st Winner

  • 100 €
  • Book: Stock, W. G. & Stock, M. Handbook of Information Science,  Berlin, Boston, MA: De Gruyter Saur, IX, 2013. 901 pp. Kindly sponsored by Wolfgang G. Stock
  • ASIS&T membership for 1 year

2nd Winner

  • Book: Davis, C. D. & Shaw, D. (eds.). Introduction to Information Science and Technology. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2011. 272 pp. Kindly sponsored by Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw

3rd Winner

  • Book: Gunilla Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (eds.). Library and Information Science Volume 5: Social Information Research, Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Pub Lim., 2012. 282 pp. Kindly sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing Limited


If you have any futher questions, please contact the board members Evelyn or Agnes.


We look forward to see your creative ideas and interesting research topics.

We wish you good luck for the votings!

Your ESC Board

The New ESC Board says: HELLO

Hi everybody,

Welcome from the new European Student Chapter board!

Thanks to Tamara and all others who were engaged in the last term of the ESC, you did a great job!

The elections are over and we are happy to have a highly motivated team working together in this period. The new board members are Agnes Mainka (chair), Evelyn Dröge (vice chair), Tamara Heck (secretary/treasurer) and Tomislav Jakopec (webmaster).

We just like to say hello and introduce ourselves to you.

Agnes Mainka:

“I’m a PhD Student at the Heinrich-Heine- University Düsseldorf in Germany. My research interests are informational world cities, which are typical cities of the knowledge society, social media and e-government. I work at our department as lecturer for web design, python programming and as adviser for master and bachelor research projects. I very like to travel, meet with friends and family, and love to play board games.

In my position as chair of the ESC I would like to bring the interest of doing own research closer to young students and keep the contact with other ASIST members in Europe and all over the world.”


Evelyn Dröge:

“Hi, I am Evelyn. I am a PhD student and researcher at the Berlin school of library and information science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I am mainly involved in the DM2E project where we are bringing new content to Europeana, the European digital library, and are working on new tools for people in the Digital Humanities. My research interests are ontologies and ontology mapping or Linked Data in general. I love spending time with my friends, reading, sports and to discover new places and new things to do.

As the new vice chair, I will support Agnes in involving new students and would like to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and results and strengthen the network of library and information science students.”


Tamara Heck:

Tamara Heck M. A.

“Hello, I’m Tamara, a PhD student at the Department of Information Science at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in Germany. My research topic is about recommender systems, which support academics and scientific researchers in building up their scientific network and community of practice and finding relevant collaboration partners. I’m working at the Department as a lecturer and give courses in information retrieval, knowledge representation and career planning as information scientist.

As the ESC secretary/treasurer I’m doing all the bureaucratic stuff like writing the annual chapter report. And I hope I can support Agnes and Evelyn in realizing their ideas and activities for the ESC in the upcoming year. Furthermore I’d like to get to know more students and colleagues from the library and information science field and get them involved in the ESC to foster collaboration among us.”


Tomislav Jakopec:

“Hi, I graduated Information systems at Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varaždin, University of Zagreb.

I am a PhD student of  Knowledge society and information transfer at University of Zadar, Department of Library and Information Science. I have five years of experience in ICT firm, working on jobs: modeling, programming, running and maintaining of business information system for medium and large companies. My research interest is in information system modeling, web technologies, electronic publishing and ebook aggregators.

As webmaster I will support all demands that come from the Board members”


Though, we are not the Fantastic Four and saving the world, we like to invite all of you to participate and collaborate with us and to simply have a great year. If you have any ideas concerning the ESC which you would like to share with us, please let us know and we will try to make the best of it.

We are glad that we could look back at a successful past year of the ESC and see what amazing things Tamara and her team have achieved. We will keep on doing what you have started!

Our preliminary plans for this year are

… to continue writing new editions of the newsletter

… to organise ESC meetings at ASIS&T Events

… to address more bachelor and master students

What’s new? Since this week we have our own YouTube channel, where we may add our videos. Actually, there are two videos from the last webinar on the channel, which you also may find on our website. We would like to put more videos on this channel. ESC videos, for example, could be short presentations or reports about workshops, conferences or meetings, which are interesting for students and which are related to library and information science. If you have any ideas, we like to invite you to contact us or to send us your video, which we could upload to our channel.

Regarding our newsletter, we also like to invite you to send us reports and announcements about workshops or conferences or other interesting things you like to share with other European students. The next newsletter will be edited by Evelyn Dröge and will be published in December or January. Please contact her, if you like to write something for the newsletter or if you have an idea what the next newsletter should cover.

That’s all for now :-)

We look forward to having a great year with an engaged team and keeping a close contact between ASIST Members. Hopefully, we will meet at any conference or workshop!


your ESC Board