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

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

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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

Webinar talks available online

Our ESC webinar successfully took place on Sep 24th, 2013.

2 of the 3 presentations are now available (slides and talks) and can be watched opening the following files.

The 2 presentations are:

“What ASIS&T can do for you: connections and engagement with your professional community”:  Adam Girard, University College Dublin, Ireland, past chair of ASIS&T European Chapter.

“How far are we to the “enhanced” doctoral dissertations?”: Gema Bueno de la Fuente, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

The next webinar will take place soon. Please watch the News Posts to get any information about it.


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)


  • 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.


  • 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) 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., contact person: Tamara Heck (tamara.heck(at)
  • Spain: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, contact person: Liliana Melgar (lilimelgar(at)

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

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.