The European Chapter is proud to be awarded ASIS&T Chapter of the Year 2017!
It is the 4th Chapter of the Year Award our chapter recieves.
Thanks to all the engaging and active members, to all communicators and collaborators for their great work!
Announcement from the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Chapter of the Year Award goes to the European Chapter (EUChap)! ASIS&T Regional Chapters competed for this award under the criteria of Membership, Chapter Meetings, Projects and Services, Collaboration, Communication, Financial, Awards, and Administration. The European Chapter has done excellent work increasing their overall membership and extending membership to 6 new countries! By adding new Country Representatives and continued collaboration with the student chapter, they have experienced additional membership growth. They have created an impressive list of publications promoting their chapter. The range of chapter activities demonstrates dedication to promoting the chapter and the ASIS&T organization as well as providing professional and collaborative opportunities for members.
The EUChap has 190 members including 30 student members, 4 institutional members, primarily academics and faculty. Since 2016, the EUChap gained 81 members. This chapter has performed valuable services in connecting its members to LIS jobs and resources. They have held 10 events over many countries as well as leading 6 projects collaborating with student groups as well as regional groups. This chapter has active means of communication including email, mailing lists, a wiki, and a social media presence, and also has a well-managed budget.
This Chapter is no stranger to awards, boasting 5 nominations and 4 awards including member of EUChap 2016 (Peter Ingwersen), Chapter of the Year for 2016 (European Chapter), chapter member of the year 2016 (Isabella Peters), and nomination for the Award Crestos 2017 (Agnes Mainka).
The European Chapter has the highest membership, has managed its budget efficiently and provides many opportunities for its members to engage with one another and hold many programs distributed over the European continent. Join us in congratulating the European Chapter for having a great year promoting ASIS&T and displaying excellence as the ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year.
On behalf of the 2017 ASIS&T Regional Chapter of the Year Award Jury:
Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas), Chapter Assembly Director Kayla Siddell (Indiana State University), Deputy Chapter Assembly Director
The Europen Chapter is pleased to announce two new board members for the term 2017/2018:
- Chair-elect: Dirk Lewandowski, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (https://www.haw-hamburg.de/index.php?id=29927)
- Secretary/ Treasurer: Anna Maria Tammaro, Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Fiesole, Italy
Thanks to the members that nominated and voted in this year’s board election and a great welcome to our two new board members!
Current board members of the EUChap.
Sponsored by the ASIS&T European Chapter
4 October, 2017, 10:00 – 16:00
- The History of Library and Information Science in Europe
Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan, IRSIC – Aix-Marseille University
Continue reading Berlin Regional Meeting
Are you interested in discussing the future of the digital library?
On August 14 at 5 pm CEST a conversation on Twitter will be done using hashtag #sigdlchats
. All European members of ASIS&T are invited to participate.
A second conversation will be held the day after involving not European members.
the Euorpean Student Chapter has published its sumer newsletter.
Topics of the issue are:
• Presentation of the new ESC Board Members
• “I was at…“ – four students report on their conference attendance
• Do you know? (new topic)
• Lexicon (new topic)
• Do not miss (conferences & webinars)
Click here to open the pdf:
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.
You can read the full report on the ASIS&T website.
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
2017-05-19 – 2017-05-20 All day
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