miniBARcamp (Oct. 15, 2016) – Register Now!

kopenhagen

We would like to offer an open space for interesting discussions the evening before the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen starts.

Students and interested people get together to share research backgrounds/own interests and get in touch with persons with similar interests. As a special option, we would like to invite students and colleagues from Copenhagen to participate in this miniBARcamp (October the 15th, 17:30 – 20:00 h) to bring together ASIS&T members and people from Copenhagen – even if they are not participating at the conference or not a member of ASIS&T. We would like to foster or enable opportunities for future collaboration and enhance the visibility of ASIS&T in Copenhagen. (more…)

PhD student workshop: Collecting and analysing social media data

The ESRC-funded “Social Media – Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement” (ES/M001628/1) award based at the University of Aberdeen is organising a workshop for PhD student researchers in the social sciences to come together to explore the challenges of collecting and analysing social media data. The workshop will run over two days (June 16-17) and will commence at 11am on day 1, and conclude at 5pm on day 2. (more…)

Invitation to our next webinar

Dear friends,

the European Student Chapter (ESC) invites you to its next webinar on:

How to write successful journal manuscripts and convince the reviewer

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Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CEST (UTC 3:00 p.m.)

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Experienced reviewers and editors from information science and related fields will answer your questions and give you advice on how to improve your journal submissions and increase your manuscript’s chance to be published.

We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Prof. Dr. Loet Leydesdorff (Amsterdam School of Communications Research at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) & Prof. Dr. Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Kiel University, Germany) will speak about their experiences from the reviewers point of view and hand out advice on writing better journal manuscripts.

Do you already have some questions in mind that you always wanted to ask your journal manuscripts reviewers? Then don’t hesitate to send them to s.hartmann@hhu.de or agnes.mainka@hhu.de until May 31, 2016. The webinar is open and free to all.
So we can make sure that the most relevant questions will definitely be answered by the speakers on June 15, 2016, please visit the following website https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/escwebinar_jun2016/ and enter your full name!
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Call for Proposals – Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium

May 13-14, 2017
New York University

As stewards of a culture’s collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, peak oil, toxic waste, deforestation, soil salinity and agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater and other natural resources, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are all problems that indirectly threaten to overwhelm civilization’s knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges. (more…)

Call for Student Papers: Indexing and retrieval of non-textual information

“Winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and $500 cash prize”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, April 4, 2016

FINALIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 15, 2016

FINALIST PRESENTATIONS: Wednesday, April 27 or Thursday, April 28, 2016

 

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Arts and Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) are seeking previously unpublished papers for a Master’s and a PhD student research paper award. Finalists will be invited to present their research at the Second Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (April 27 and 28) and winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and $500 cash prize. Finalist presentations and papers will be archived with other material from the event and published in a formal 2016 Symposium Proceedings. (more…)

BOBCATSSS – LYON 2016

 Call for Papers

BOBCATSSS: January 27-29, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission:
September 15 2015

BOBCATSSS 2016 explores the main theme of Information, Libraries, and Democracy through several key topics: The Role of Libraries in Democratic Cultures, Intellectual Freedom and Censorship, Libraries, Open Access and Open Data, and Protecting Privacy. (more…)

WATCH – ESC Webinar now online

The ESC webinar series “Information Science and Library Science across Europe” continues. The webinar from Apr 16th, 2015 is online!

Webinar “Information Science and Library Science across Europe” – City University London and University of Düsseldorf