Diversity and Inclusion in ASIS&T: A Report and Recommendations from AM16 Luncheon Discussion

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.

You can read the full report on the ASIS&T website.

Open data workshop on global definitions and regional understanding

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

Asian Pacific Chapter Promotes ASIS&T at iSchool Conference

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

Carol Tenopir visit at Carlos III University in Madrid

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).

Enjoy them!

Thanks, Carol!

Information Today Report – The ASIS&T AM Goes to Europe

info today jan17 EUChap member Emil Levine reports on the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen last autumn and summarizes current LIS research as well as European Influence on Information Science.

Levine, E. (2017). The ASIS&T Annual Meeting Goes to Europe. Information Today, 31(1). http://www.infotoday.com/it/jan17/Levine–The-ASIST-Annual-Meeting-Goes-to-Europe.shtml  

Research in virtual and augmented reality, human-computer interaction, human motion tracking, and computer graphics and vision, with a focus on healthcare applications, were the topics of Greg Welch’s opening plenary speech, “Bridging the Telepresence Valley,” at the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 14–18, 2016. This was the first time an annual ASIS&T meeting was held outside of the U.S. or Canada.

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