The ESRC-funded “Social Media – Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement” (ES/M001628/1) award based at the University of Aberdeen is organising a workshop for PhD student researchers in the social sciences to come together to explore the challenges of collecting and analysing social media data. The workshop will run over two days (June 16-17) and will commence at 11am on day 1, and conclude at 5pm on day 2. (more…)
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…)
Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts (up to 1500 words); poster, panel, demonstration, workshop, dissertation (PhD forum) and student showcase abstracts (up to 750 words) to the conference Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA) which will be held at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 June 2016. (more…)
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. (more…)
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
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!
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…)
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.
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 third ASIS&T European Workshop will be 2015 in Osijek, Croatia.
Information Science and Technology Conference
June 5-6, Turku/Åbo, Finland
Description: The second ASIS&T European Workshop is organized by the Department of Information Studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University and the Department Cultural Sciences, Lund University in association with the European Chapter of ASIS&T. The workshop is an ideal cross-disciplinary forum to present and encounter work by 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 will offer a unique networking opportunity where ideas and research can be discussed with fellow future luminaries of the field.
All researchers and practitioners including senior and junior faculty members, researchers, Masters and PhD students and for instance, librarians, and information specialists, are invited to submit research and position papers, posters and to propose other types of sessions for the workshop.
Deadline: February 1
Theme: “Digital information and institutions: changing practices of management and use”
Specific topics include e.g.:
- Changing roles, contexts and offerings of information institutions and services including libraries, archives, museums and other commercial and public institutions
- Critical and practical perspectives to information institutions and information in institutional contexts
- Critical and practical perspectives to the management and organization of information and knowledge
- Information systems and technologies
- Scholarly communication
- Information practices, behavior, retrieval and use
- Digital libraries and archives
- Information literacy
- Document studies
- Evaluation, measurement and informetric research of digital information and institutions
- User perspectives to digital information and institutions
- Information perspectives to social media
- Theoretical and conceptual perspectives of information science
Submissions: research papers, position papers, panels and alternative events, posters
Call for Papers
Further Information: Link to 1st ASIS&T European Workshop