Announcements

BOBCATSSS – LYON 2016

 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. Read more »

Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

First Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group – Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2015
The Special Interest Group for Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) (formally SIG-IFP) is proud to announce its first Best Student Paper Award. The winner will receive a Best Student Paper award and a $200.00 cash prize. Read more »

Competetive Awards for 2015

The Advisory Board announces the following two competitive awards for 2015:

  • The ASIS&T History Fund Research Award
  • The ASIS&T History Fund Best Paper Award

Webpage for the awards and submission link here: https://www.asist.org/about/awards/history-fund-awards/

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Give Feedback – Win Membership

ASIS&T has a new face. Please help us to improve our work, give us feedback on the new website and win a free one year ASIS&T student membership!
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SIG-IEP Best Student Paper Award

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2015

The Special Interest Group for Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) (formally SIG-IFP) is proud to announce its first Best Student Paper Award. The winner will receive a Best Student Paper award and a $200.00 cash prize. Read more »

Call for Participation

The Doctoral Consortium of the Digital Libraries 2015

https://sites.google.com/site/jcdl2015/doctoral-consortium

*** Submission deadline has been extended to “April 24″ ***
[Call for Participation]
June 21, 2015

The Doctoral Consortium forms part of the program of
the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and takes place
immediately preceding the technical program. Read more »

ESRC Collaborative Studentship in climate change and technology adaptation to support service continuity and flood response and resilience

ESRC Collaborative Studentship in climate change and technology adaptation to support service continuity and flood response and resilience

 

ICT and telecommunications networks form a key part of today’s critical national infrastructure, essential to proper functioning of society as well as facilitating rapid response to emergencies such as natural disasters. Climate change is causing, as a long term trend, an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events in the UK. This includes, for example, flooding from surface water runoff in built environments, from rivers and from coastal surges. Technology infrastructure providers need to maintain service against this increasing risk to infrastructure assets and, equally importantly, to field-force personnel safety and ability to respond. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »