the Euorpean Student Chapter has published its sumer newsletter.
EUChap Advisor Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Education for Information.
Current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Jamshid Beheshti says “I am delighted that Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan has agreed to be the new Editor-in-Chief of our journal, taking over at the beginning of 2018. Until then she and I will work together on the journal”.
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan is Full Professor at the School of Journalism & Communication of Aix-Marseille University and member of the IRSIC research team in France.
The recent ASIS&T Bulletin for June/July17 has been published and includes a report by the organizers of the first Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon at the 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen.
The Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon was held at the 2016 ASIS&T Annual Meeting (AM) for the first time. The purpose of the luncheon was to celebrate diversity and inclusion and to generate ideas regarding how ASIS&T could continue to encourage diversity and support inclusion. The luncheon was designed and organized by Annual Meeting co-chairs, Diane Sonnenwald and Lauren Harrison. Eight colleagues, Judit Bar-Ilan, Harry Bruce, Toni Carbo, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ixchel Faniel, Sandra Hirsh, Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan and Adam Worrall, served as discussion leaders at the lunch tables.
Open data is growing in attention on a global scale. There exist different definitions of the term open data. According to The Open Definition (n.d.), “Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose.” This definition refers to different types of data like data of cultural works and artefacts, scientific data and publications, financial data and governmental expenditure, statistics and census data, weather and climate data, as well as environmental data like data on pollution or the quality of water and air.
At the “Open Southeast Asia” in Bonn, the European Chapter has held an own workshop with the goal to bring together people with Western and with Asian backgrounds together and to share ideas and best practice examples about how to deal with open data. Continue reading Open data workshop on global definitions and regional understanding
A great opportunity to meet people & share ideas
The Open Southeast Asia workshop serves as a catalyst for students, professionals (from governmental organizations as well as from NGOs – both are welcome) and academics — empowering them with general knowledge about open data, but also providing examples of how open data is practically applied in Southeast Asia and Germany. Moreover, we would like to raise the question how civil society can actually participate and benefit from it. We are aiming to bring people from different fields together to present their topics and share their ideas. Continue reading Data. Networks. Civil Society. Open Southeast Asia. Workshop in Bonn, Germany
Report by Emil Levine and Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, published in INSIDE ASIS&T, Vol 1/2
Under the coordination of the Asian Pacific Chapter, ASIS&T offered a presentation at the iSchool Conference in Wuhan, China on March 24th. Entitled, “Professional Organizations in Career Development” members of ASIS&T presented to over 60 attendees. Representatives from committees, SIGs and Chapters discussed their role in the organization. Emil Levine, Chapter Advisor, Asian Pacific Chapter, introduced the speakers who were:
Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Chair European Chapter; Aylin Ilhan, PhD-Student (Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf) and research assistant at the Department of Information Science, Co-Chair European Student Chapter; Hong-Shui Liang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei Chapter; Xiao Hu, The University of Hong Kong, SIG International Information Issues; Yuelin Li, Nankai University, International Relations Committee, Levine, Asian Pacific Chapter. Continue reading Asian Pacific Chapter Promotes ASIS&T at iSchool Conference
Due to the current administrations attitude towards science, an international movement has begun to bring attention to the importance of scientific research and evidence-based policies. A March For Science is scheduled around the world on April 22, 2017 (earth day) to assure that the relationship between science and democracy does not continue to erode. Because Information Science impacts all areas of society, we believe this is an important movement for ASIS&T to support. We are calling on our members to support the message that science is important to a civilized world, and ask that you participate in whatever way you can. Continue reading CALL TO ACTION: MARCH FOR SCIENCE
sharing things by Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, EUChap Chair
Library and Information Science Department within the framework of its Doctoral Program Library Science: Archives and Libraries in the Digital Environment, and with the collaboration and sponsorship of the FullBright Spain Commission, had the pleasure of receiving Professor Carol Tenopir of the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) on March 2 and 3, 2017 in Madrid.
Professor Tenopir, as all of us well know, is a renowned researcher with more than 200 papers published in the most relevant journals in our area. Among other merits, honored with the Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award from the American Society for Information Science / Institute for Scientific Information (1993), the ALISE Award for Teaching Excellence (2000) as well as the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Research Award (2002) and the International Information Industry Lifetime Achievement Award (2004).
Professor Tenopir held informal meetings with students, assistants and members of the Department and two lectures:
- Reading for Research: Scholarly Publications in the Work Life of Researchers (video, and slides)
- Research Data Services in European Universities: Current Offerings and Plans for the Future (video, and slides).
Note from Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, EUChap Chair
ASIS&T Chapters and SIGs are collaborating on an ASIS&T presentation at the iSchool conference in Wuhan, China (March 22-25th). The Asian Pacific, European, European Student and Taipei Chapters, along with SIG III will all discuss their programs and how their activities closely support the iSchool concept. In addition we will discuss the value of ASIS&T membership and it’s close correlation to professional success. A raffle will be held at the presentation with prizes being five free ASIS&T membership, and refreshments will be provided by the Asian Pacific Chapter. If you’re attending the conference in Wuhan, make sure to attend this exciting collaborative presentation. The presentation will be held on Friday March 24th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Southern Lake, fifth floor.
All the best,