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Announcement: Movie meets Science Vol. II

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 ;-) ).

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

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: http://www.asis.org/Chapters/Student/esc/ 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

 

THE AWARDS

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*** 1st WINNER with 204 votes

Stefanie Vieten, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf:
Informational World City London

Awards:

  • 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

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*** 2nd WINNER with 153 votes

Penny Andrews, University of Sheffield:
Changes to the Institutional Repositories in the UK

Award:

  • 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

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*** 3rd WINNER with 103 votes

Lærke Worm Thomsen, School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen:
Women in Advertising

Award:

  • 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

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Video Contest: Vote for your favorite!

Thank you for your contribution to the “Movie meets Science” contest 2014!

Three amazing videos have been submitted and your vote may now decide who will be the winner.

You can vote for one of the following contributions:

Stefanie Vieten, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf:
Informational World City London

Penny Andrews, University of Sheffield:
Changes to the Institutional Repositories in the UK

Lærke Worm Thomsen, School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen:
Women in Advertising

 

Votings could be made until May 4, 2014. Thank you for your participation!

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

ESC Video Science Contest 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission Deadline: 31. March 2014.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 21. April 2014

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Format:

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
  • MPEGPS
  • FLV
  • 3GPP
  • WebM

Video length:

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

Language:

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.

AWARDS

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

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.

ESC supports ISSI 2013 Doctoral Forum, July 15, Vienna, Austria

The European Student Chapter (ESC) is partner of the ISSI 2013 Doctoral Forum:

ISSI 2013 Doctoral Forum
Fifth Doctoral Forum at 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
July 15, Vienna, Austria
Description: The primary objective of the event is to provide doctoral students with a forum for presenting and discussing their research projects with senior researchers and fellow students, and to develop relationships with other scientists. The Doctoral Forum is a one-day event and will take place prior to the main conference on Monday, July 15, 9:00-16:00.

Due to the time consuming nature of the Doctoral Forum, the number of participants will be restricted. The event is only open to invited senior researchers and accepted students. There is no additional fee for attending the Doctoral Forum, but students must register for the main conference to participate in the event. Partners of the Doctoral Forum are ASIS&T SIG/MET, the European Student Chapter of ASIS&T and the Center for Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna.
Deadline: February 4
Themes: Applicants should be doctoral students, from any country, conducting ongoing PhD research on any of ISSI 2013 conference themes and related fields.
Submission: application of up to 1500 words, for more details see Call for Papers.

For more information see CALL FOR PAPERS.