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)

 Presenters:

  • 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.

Events:

  • 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)hhu.de 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. 23.21.04.87, contact person: Tamara Heck (tamara.heck(at)hhu.de)
  • Spain: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, contact person: Liliana Melgar (lilimelgar(at)gmail.com)

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.

 
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