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…)

Read 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Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) are seeking previously unpublished papers for a Master’s and a PhD student research paper award.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…)

Read 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

Read More

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. (more…)

Read More

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: http://web.ffos.hr/aew2015/en/program.php.

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

CONFERENCE PROGRAM: http://web.ffos.hr/aew2015/en/program.php

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: http://web.ffos.hr/aew2015/en/registracija.php

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

CO-ORGANIZED BY:

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!

Read More

Smart Libraries

FLUX ET FORMES DES ESPACES DE LA CULTURE

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. (more…)

Read More

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.

(more…)

Read More