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. Continue reading BOBCATSSS – LYON 2016

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

Upcoming Webinar

Where to study?
Information Science and Library Science across Europe

Date: Thursday, April 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm (GMT+1)

Start in London: 4 pm
Start in Berlin, Düsseldorf etc: 5 pm

There are lot of places across Europe for students to study Information Science and /or Library Science. This webinar is part of the series “Information Science and Library Science across Europe”, where representatives from schools and universities present themselves as study and research hub and give an overview of their activities. Students can get directly in touch with professors and researchers and ask questions about research activities and lectures. This time, we invited Ernesto Priego from the City University in London (UK) and Sergej Sizov from the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (D).

This webinar is also a good opportunity for researchers and professors to get in touch with each other. Continue reading Upcoming Webinar

Third ASIS&T European Workshop, Osijek 2015

Dear ASIS&T friends,

The third ASIS&T European Workshop in takes place in Osijek 2015, May 22 – 23. After submission process and review we have the following conference program:

As organizers we would like to invite you to participate in this event.



DATE AND LOCATION: May 22 – 23, 2015 at the University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia


Department of Information Sciences of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek

European Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology

See you in Osijek!

Smart Libraries


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. Continue reading Smart Libraries

Organizing a student workshop: my experience with SWiF 2014

In Germany, we have quite a few universities as well as universities of applied science were you can study information science. Generally, these institutions have their own curricula and the students do not necessarily know other institutions. Even if researchers and lecturers from different institutions may have met at conferences, workshops or on other occasions, the students usually have not. This changed when Katrin Weller, Isabella Peters and Dirk Lewandowski had the idea of organizing a student workshop for research in information science called SWiF. The first SWiF took place in 2010 in Düsseldorf. Since then, the workshop was repeated every year at different locations in Germany, giving students from different institutions in the German-speaking region the opportunity to meet fellow students and to present their own research results.

SWiF 2014 header.

Continue reading Organizing a student workshop: my experience with SWiF 2014

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

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 ;-)).


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