ASIS&T Bulletin

European Student Chapter of ASIS&T (ASIS&T ESC)

The history, as the founding students remember it, dates back to the year of 2000, when Emil Levine engaged a number of students by talking about ASIS&T at the Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) conference (http://www.ffos.hr/lida). Every year ASIS&T was more and more present at LIDA, also thanks to efforts of Tatjana Aparac Jelušić, Tefko Saračević, and a number of other ASIS&T members who participated in organizing activities: Sanda Erdelez, Julian Warner, Christine Borgman, Gary Marchionini, to name the few. These and similar activities, also initiated by Michel Menou, led to more and more European students joining ASIS&T. In 2002 European Chapter of ASIS&T awarded Koraljka Golub a travel to ASIS&T annual meeting. The year later Imma Subirats Coll was chosen as the best LIDA 2003 student paper author and was given a free membership in ASIS&T. Jonathan Levitt and Mabrouka El Hachani joined Koraljka and Imma in the team to start the European student chapter 2004. With strong support and help by Michel Menou, Emil Levine, Tatjana Aparac Jelušić and Tony Bull, among others, other European student members of ASIS&T joined in efforts to create their own organization.

The establishment of the European Student Chapter of ASIS&T was welcomed and approved by the ASIS&T Executive Board on May 27, 2005.

Current initiatives and activities of ASIS&T ESC involve: ASIS&T ESC’s electronic mailing lists which serve as a forum for the current student members; monthly discussion topics; newsletter; Web site at http://www.asis.org/Chapters/Student/esc/; fund raising for European students to attend annual meetings and conferences in Europe such as LIDA, possibly through best student paper competitions; promoting the chapter at conferences, through leaflets and discussions with (potential) members; promoting the chapter through country representatives.

 

Contributed by: Past and present officers of the ESC (Koraljka Golub, Jonathan Levitt, Imma Subirats Coll, Mabrouka El-Hachani, Isto Huvila, Cristina Pattuelli)

Webinar talks available online

Our ESC webinar successfully took place on Sep 24th, 2013.

2 of the 3 presentations are now available (slides and talks) and can be watched opening the following files.

The 2 presentations are:

“What ASIS&T can do for you: connections and engagement with your professional community”:  Adam Girard, University College Dublin, Ireland, past chair of ASIS&T European Chapter.

“How far are we to the “enhanced” doctoral dissertations?”: Gema Bueno de la Fuente, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

The next webinar will take place soon. Please watch the News Posts to get any information about it.

 

New ESC board elected

The ESC board was elected for the next term 2013/2014.

The election of the ESC board 2013/2014 closed with 7 votes in favor of the proposed candidates.

Our new chair is Agnes Mainka. Vice chair is Evelyn Dröge. Secretary/treasurer is Tamara Heck.

Tomislav Jakopec will stay webmaster.

For more information about the board, please go to the page “board members” on the left hand side.

If you want to be engaged in the ESC please contact one of the board members. Positions are always available.

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.

 
We hope to hear from you on the webinar. Your ESC board

This was the exciting 2nd ASIS&T European Workshop in Turku/Åbo, Finland

Celebrating the Diversity of Information Science in Europe

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 DIVERSITY OF INFORMATION SCIENCE IN EUROPE

The third ASIS&T European Workshop will be 2015 in Osijek, Croatia.

Join the ESC webinar 2013

The ESC is currently planning a webinar for all bachelor, master and PhD students of library and information science studies.

It is planned that all students from the same universities and institutions join a local meeting and then attend the digital webinar together. So all Euorpean students are able to discuss important topics concerning their studies and further career.

We are still searching for organisers to plan the local student meetings during the webinar. If you want to be engaged and support us please contact us!

Further information about the webinar’s topics and date will follow.

CfP 2nd ASIS&T European Workshop 2013

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

 

ESC supports ISSI 2013 Doctoral Forum, July 15, Vienna, Austria

The European Student Chapter (ESC) is partner of the ISSI 2013 Doctoral Forum:

ISSI 2013 Doctoral Forum
Fifth Doctoral Forum at 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
July 15, Vienna, Austria
Description: The primary objective of the event is to provide doctoral students with a forum for presenting and discussing their research projects with senior researchers and fellow students, and to develop relationships with other scientists. The Doctoral Forum is a one-day event and will take place prior to the main conference on Monday, July 15, 9:00-16:00.

Due to the time consuming nature of the Doctoral Forum, the number of participants will be restricted. The event is only open to invited senior researchers and accepted students. There is no additional fee for attending the Doctoral Forum, but students must register for the main conference to participate in the event. Partners of the Doctoral Forum are ASIS&T SIG/MET, the European Student Chapter of ASIS&T and the Center for Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna.
Deadline: February 4
Themes: Applicants should be doctoral students, from any country, conducting ongoing PhD research on any of ISSI 2013 conference themes and related fields.
Submission: application of up to 1500 words, for more details see Call for Papers.

For more information see CALL FOR PAPERS.