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iSchools Statement on Events in Turkey

The iSchools Inc. (an international organization of 77 institutional members from five continents) supports the freedom of teaching, research, travel and speech for our university colleagues throughout the world. We regret recent developments in Turkey, particularly as they affect faculty and staff in higher education. According to a joint-statement from Berlin’s Universities published on July 22, 2016, “In the past few days, [Turkey’s] deans have been asked to resign and employees suspended from work. In addition, Turkey’s Higher Education Council has forbidden scientists to leave the country. Turkish researchers already working abroad have been ordered to return home.” The iSchools Organization supports academic freedom everywhere as essential to scientific inquiry and the advancement of knowledge.

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The iSchools organization is a consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field.

These schools, colleges, and departments have been newly created or are evolving from programs formerly focused on specific tracks such as information technology, library science, informatics, information science, and more.

While each individual iSchool has its own strengths and specializations, together they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.

iSchools Vision
The iSchool Caucus seeks to maximize the visibility and influence of its member schools, and their interdisciplinary approaches to harnessing the power of information and technology, and maximizing the potential of humans. We envision a future in which the iSchool Movement has spread around the world, and the information field is widely recognized for creating innovative systems and designing information solutions that benefit individuals, organizations, and society. iSchool graduates will fill the personnel and leadership needs of organizations of all types and sizes; and our areas of research and inquiry will attract strong support and have profound impacts on society and on the formulation of policy from local to international levels.

 

 

iConference

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2017. Click here to visit our secure sumbissions site.

iConference 2017 takes place March 22-25in Wuhan, China. It is jointly hosted by the Wuhan University School of Information Management and the Sungkyunkwa University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department. This will be the first iConference held in the Asia-Pacific region.

The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. All information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome—affiliation with the iSchools is not required. For more information and links to past proceedings, visit our About the iConference page.