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. Continue reading BOBCATSSS – LYON 2016
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 theprogram in French.
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 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:
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
Information practices, behavior, retrieval and use
Digital libraries and archives
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