Thanks to an anonymous donation, seven student membership have been awarded to students nominated by country representatives and officers of the European Chapter. The awards are made based on publications in major information science journals and active participation in Chapter events.

The awardees are:

  • Farhan Ahmad MSc., doctoral candidate at Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Ivana Dejanović, Faculty of Philosophy, Osijek, Croatia
  • Maria Henkel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Peter Kraker, University of Graz, Austria
  • Agnes Mainka (PhD Student), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Liliana Melgar, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Leonidas Papachristopoulos, PhD student in the Department of Archives, Library and Museum Studies, Ionian University, Greece

We would like to congratulate the awardees and wish them a wonderful year!  We would also like to thank the donor for his/her generous donations again.

 

Year covered by the report:

2014-2015

 

Name(s) and Signature(s) of the Individual(s) submitting the report and the Chapter Offices they hold.

Lai Ma, Chair

 

The date the report was submitted (completed)

15th August, 2015

 

Read full report HERE!

2014-16 New Leaders assigned to the European chapter or under mentorship by members of the European Chapter:

  1. Agnes Mainka, doctoral student at Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf.
    Mentor: Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, Professor, Aix-Marseille University, France
    Placement: European Student Chapter
  2. Stephann Makri, Lecturer (Associate Professor), City University, London.
    Mentor: Isabella Peters, Professor, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, German
    Placement: European Chapter
  3. Hans-Christoph Hobohm
    Mentors: Dianne Sonnenwald, Professor University of Copenhagen & Christian Schloegl, University of Graz, Austria.
    Placement: International Relations Committee (IRC)
For more information on the New leaders award: https://www.asis.org/awards/asistnewleadersaward.htm

All EUChap members are cordially invited to join the chapter meeting at this year’s Annual ASIS&T Meeting.

We meet
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
at 8 pm
at Le Café Bar in the Hotel Le Centre Sheraton.
(No tables booked yet – the first who arrives should just occupy some seats :-) ).

À bientôt en Montréal!
Isabella

P.S.: Please distribute that invitation widely!

 

The election for this year’s officers has begun. Voting will be possible until September 30th. All ASIS&T European Chapter members should have received an email with the access information for the ballot. If you are a chapter member and haven’t received an email yet but would like to vote then please contact the ballot administrator directly via email. The outgoing Chairperson, Adam Girard, is the ballot administrator. He can be contacted at: adam.girard[at]ucdconnect.ie. Thank you for voting!

ASSESSING LIBRARIES AND LIBRARY USERS AND USE

16 – 20 June 2014, Zadar, Croatia
Web site: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/
Email: lida@unizd.hr

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities, “ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014.  The conference theme is divided into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.” While qualitative methods have a long tradition of application, altmetrics are a set of new approaches to filtering information and to evaluating scholarly communication and research, with possible application to libraries as well. LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.

The main topics of the conference are:

1) Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use: applications, results.

2) Altmetrics – new methods in assessing scholarly communication and libraries: issues applications, results.

The paper (extended abstract) submission deadline is 15 January 2014. Deadlines for workshops, demonstrations, and the doctoral forum can be found on the LIDA website: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/contribution/#deadlines.

The second ASIS&T European Workshop will be held at Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland on the 5th and 6th of June 2013 (travelling on June 4 and the evening of June 6). The workshop is organised by the Department of Information studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University and 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.

We invite all researchers and practitioners including senior and junior faculty members, researchers, Masters and PhD students and for instance, librarians, and information specialists, to submit research papers, position papers, panels and alternative events and posters to the workshop. All submissions should be in English. Submissions should be research or position papers not exceeding 3,000 words or extended abstracts describing panels, alternative events and posters of no longer than 1,500 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed double blinded.

All accepted papers will be published in an open access electronic conference proceedings volume in the series Skrifter utgivna av Informationsvetenskap vid Åbo Akademi. ISSN 2242-0495 ISSN-L 2242-0495.

Conference Themes

ASIS&T European Workshop is a general information science and technology conference with an aim of bringing together European and European based scholars and practitioners of information science in order to discuss current developments and European perspectives to information science research and practice. The general theme of the conference is “Digital information and institutions: changing practices of management and use” with a and the more specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to

* 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 organisation of information and knowledge
* Information systems and technologies
* Scholarly communication
* Information practices, behaviour, 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

Keynotes

Professor Jens-Erik Mai, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark http://jenserikmai.info
Associate Professor Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada http://publish.uwo.ca/~pmckenzi/

Third keynote TBA

Submissions

Research papers

The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Submissions are welcomed in any of the topic areas indicated above. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the international programme committee on the basis of the originality of the research, clarity of presentation, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by the research, the validity and rigour of the methodology chosen, the significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to the field of information science and technology.

Research papers should be submitted as a document file (Word, RTF, OpenOffice, txt) and contain upto 3,000 words. Please use the first author’s surname as the filename. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. doe1.odf, doe2.txt.

The first page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more than 150 words. All submissions should be anonymous. No page should identify the authors or their affiliations. Authors who cite their previous work should refer to themselves in the third person, e.g. “Doe and Doe (1995) write”.

Position papers

Position papers should be submitted following the instructions for research papers. In contrast to research papers, position papers are used for presenting work in progress, theoretical and practical propositions and practical case studies. Position papers are invited both from researchers and practitioners.

Panels and alternative events

The proposals of panel discussions and other types of events (including, ut not limited to demonstrations, tutorials and showcases) should be done in the form of an extended abstract of up to 1,500 words describing the
* Type of event
* Title of event/session
* Names and affiliations of the organizers
* Expected/preferred number of participants
* Format of the event including a draft schedule and explanation of how the event will be of interest to the audience
* Purpose, goals and expected outcomes of the event
* Value for R&D
* Special requests and/or needs
The length of the special events can vary between (approximately) 15 to 60 minutes. Proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee.

Posters

Posters are visual presentations of research and practical work in progress. The posters should be designed for providing a brief overview of the work and as a starting point for informal discussions during a dedicated poster session when presenters are expected to stay by their posters and be available for discussion with workshop participants in an informal manner. Poster submissions should consist of an extended abstract of maximum 1,000 words. The emphasis of the proposals should be on the research problem and methods, and in case of practice oriented posters, on how the presented outcomes and work in progress can be useful in similar and related contexts.

How to submit

All submissions have to be submitted using the conference system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aew2013

Deadline

Deadline for all submissions in February 1, 2013

More information

http://blogs.abo.fi/aew2013/

Questions

Questions on the submissions should be directed to aew2013@abo.fi

Valetta, Malta, September 22-26, 2013
(TPDL 2013, http://www.tpdl2013.info)

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries constitutes a leading European scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. The 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2013) is organized by the University of Malta and it will be held in Valetta, Malta on September 22-26, 2013.

Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are produced or transformed into digital form by all fields of science, education, culture, business and government. For this purpose the digital libraries community has developed long-term and interdisciplinary research agendas, providing significant results such as conceptual models, added value infrastructures, software tools, standards and services. The advent of the technologies that enhance the exchange of information with rich semantics is on the centre of the discussions of the community. Information providers inter-link their metadata with user contributed data and offer new services outlooking to the  development of a web of data and addressing the interoperability and long-term preservation challenges.

TPDL 2013 under the general theme “sharing meaningful information”, invites submissions describing original, unpublished research and not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere, for the proliferation of scientific and research osmosis in the following categories: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Demonstrations, Workshops and Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity in a triple peer review process.

The TPDL 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The authors of the best research papers will be invited to submit substantially extended versions of their paper for publication in a Focused Issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries, while the Doctoral Consortium papers will be published in the Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries.

Topics

General areas of interest include, but are not limited to, a wide range of topics, organized in four categories, according to a conceptualization that coincides with the four arms of the Maltese Cross. These categories are Foundations, Infrastructures, Content and Services, however for a complete list of topics, please refer to the conference website http://www.tpdl2013.info.

Important Dates

- Full and Short papers, Posters and Demonstrations: March 23, 2013
- Panels, Workshops, Tutorials: March 4, 2013
- Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: May 20, 2013
- Notification of acceptance for Panels, Workshops and Tutorials: April 22, 2013
- Camera Ready Versions: June 9, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium Papers Submission Deadline: June 2, 2013
- Doctoral Consortium Acceptance Notification: July 2, 2013
- End of Early Registration: July 31, 2013
- Conference Dates: September 22-26, 2013

More information is available on the TPDL2013 website (http://www.tpdl2013.info), while announcements are also published on the conference’s accounts in Facebook (www.facebook.com/tpdl2013) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/tpdl2013).

We would like to announce our ASIS&T European Chapter Facebook page and group. The links are: http://www.facebook.com/ASISTEuroChap and http://www.facebook.com/groups/asistec/.

The page should inform about news, activities and events of the ASIS&T European Chapter. The group should be a more private discussion forum for our EC members (membership status will be checked before joining the group).

The link to the Facebook group of the ASIS&T European Student Chapter is http://www.facebook.com/groups/35065475352/

We invite you to join us on Facebook and tell your colleagues about it!

On behalf the European Chapter Board, Tamara & Isabella

We invite all researchers and practitioners including senior and junior faculty members, researchers, Masters and PhD students and for instance, librarians, and information specialists, to submit research papers, position papers, panels and alternative events and posters to the workshop. All submissions should be in English. Submissions should be research or position papers not exceeding 3,000 words or extended abstracts describing panels, alternative events and posters of no longer than 1,500 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed double blinded.

All accepted papers will be published in an open access electronic conference proceedings volume in the series Skrifter utgivna av Informationsvetenskap vid Åbo Akademi. ISSN 2242-0495 ISSN-L 2242-0495.

Conference Themes
ASIS&T European Workshop is a general information science and technology conference with an aim of bringing together European and European based scholars and practitioners of information science in order to discuss current developments and European perspectives to information science research and practice. The general theme of the conference is “Digital information and institutions: changing practices of management and use” with a and the more specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • 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 organisation of information and knowledge
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Scholarly communication
  • Information practices, behaviour, 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
The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Submissions are welcomed in any of the topic areas indicated above. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the international programme committee on the basis of the originality of the research, clarity of presentation, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by the research, the validity and rigour of the methodology chosen, the significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to the  field of information science and technology.

Research papers should be submitted as a document file (Word, RTF, OpenOffice, txt) and contain upto 3,000 words. Please use the first author’s surname as the filename. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. doe1.odf, doe2.txt.

The first page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more than 150 words. All submissions should be anonymous. No page should identify the authors or their affiliations. Authors who cite their previous work should refer to themselves in the third person, e.g. “Doe and Doe (1995) write”.

Position papers
Position papers should be submitted following the instructions for research papers. In contrast to research papers, position papers are used for presenting work in progress, theoretical and practical propositions and practical case studies. Position papers are invited both from researchers and practitioners.

Panels and alternative events
The proposals of panel discussions and other types of events (including, ut not limited to demonstrations, tutorials and showcases) should be done in the form of an extended abstract of up to 1,500 words describing the

  • Type of event
  • Title of event/session
  • Names and affiliations of the organizers
  • Expected/preferred number of participants
  • Format of the event including a draft schedule and explanation of how the event will be of interest to the audience
  • Purpose, goals and expected outcomes of the event
  • Value for R&D
  • Special requests and/or needs

The length of the special events can vary between (approximately) 15 to 60 minutes. Proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee.

Posters
Posters are visual presentations of research and practical work in progress. The posters should be designed for providing a brief overview of the work and as a starting point for informal discussions during a dedicated poster session when presenters are expected to stay by their posters and be available for discussion with workshop participants in an informal manner. Poster submissions should consist of an extended abstract of maximum 1,000 words. The emphasis of the proposals should be on the research problem and methods, and in case of practice oriented posters, on how the presented outcomes and work in progress can be useful in similar and related contexts.

How to submit
All submissions have to be submitted using the conference system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aew2013

Deadline
Deadline for all submissions in February 1, 2013

More information

http://blogs.abo.fi/aew2013/

Questions
Questions on the submissions should be directed to aew2013@abo.fi

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