#saveIWS

This was the hashtag in the last days which has brought our information science community slightly closer.

The Story

The story behind this hashtag is the faculty decision on the closure of the information science department at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. The dean himself said that the faculty council always have to decide between disappointing decisions when there is the need to economize and to cut a professor’s position at the faculty. He has decided to cut the position of Prof. Wolfgang G. Stock, who is the only professor at the department on information science in Düsseldorf and to close the department which was responsible for four degree programs, in the same vein.

This is a hard and radical decision which the dean and the faculty council have to take. As there are objective arguments for and against the closure of the information science department in Düsseldorf an open discussion is needed. (more…)

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Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) are seeking previously unpublished papers for a Master’s and a PhD student research paper award.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

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Call for I-Stories

SIG History & Foundations of Information Science

http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGHFIS/

Information and communication phenomena are at the heart of our daily lives. They are how we know things and yet our understanding of these concepts and underlying phenomena are at best slippery. Just when we think we’ve pinned or penned them down nicely with a few well chosen phrases, we discover that those phrases are inadequate, that others disagree with our definitions or that many other conceptions abound. Not to bore you with the many varied conceptions of information, the aim of this call for I-Stories is to bring forth, through everyday experience, the many different things information can mean to different people or to the same person in different circumstances in a lively and entertaining manner. (more…)

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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…)

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New links!

Hey there,

in case that you may not have noticed: our European Student Chapter does also have a wiki! You can find for example minutes of our virtual meetings there. This might be interesting for you if you want to get more involved in the chapter activities or just check what we are doing the whole time :)

ESC Wiki

Do you want to know more about other ASIS&T (student) chapters or Special Interest Groups (SIGs)? Then take a look at the ASIS&T Blog:

ASIS&T Blog

You can now also find both links in the links menu on the left hand side.

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New ESC board for 2014-2015

Dear members and peers,

the European Student Chapter has a new board. And it’s larger than ever!

For the term 2014-2015 eight ASIS&T members will represent the LIS students in Europe. We have four new engaged officers from Germany, Croatia and England.

Upcoming events will be webinars, the newsletter and local meetings. Annoucements will be made here at our webpage and in our Facebook group.

If you have any suggestions concerning the ESC work please contact us.

SEE THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS HERE.

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