Most Asian-Pacific iSchool leaders from the list below confirmed their participation on 12/5-6 (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea) to discuss future collaboration and how to leverage iSchool branding in this region.
Asia-Pacific School Members:
Charles Stuart University: School of Information Studies
Nanjing University: School of Information Management
Seoul National University, Korea: School of Convergence Science and Technology
Singapore Management University: School of Information Systems
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea: Library and Information Science
University of Melbourne: Melbourne School of Information
University of South Australia: School of Computer and Information Science
University of Tsukuba: Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies
Wuhan University: School of Information Management
Last March, more than 450 information researchers and scholars traveled to Berlin, Germany, to take part in iConference 2014. It was the ninth annual event in the iSchools’ iConference series, and the first to take place in Europe.
The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference 2014 took place March 4-7, and included the presentation of 39 papers, 36 notes (or short papers), 66 posters and 11 workshops. Also included were a Doctoral Colloquium, a student Social Media Expo, and numerous sessions for interaction and engagement. Keynote addresses were given by Tony Hey of Microsoft Research Connections and Melissa Terras of University College London.
Awards presented at iConference 2014 included the Lee Dirks Best Paper award, which was presented to authors Leanne Bowler, Elanor Mattern, and Cory Knobel for their work entitled Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach. The annual iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award was presented to Jennifer Lynn Douglas of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information. Click here for more information about iConference 2014 award winners.
The University of Washington Information School had 12 papers accepted from the 40 submitted to iConference Berlin 2014 for a total of 30% contribution in the paper category. Each submitted paper was reviewed using a double-blind system. Read more
It is a long-standing tradition of the iConference to offer two engaging and dynamic keynote presentations. This year’s speakers are Tony Hey of Microsoft Research Connections and Melissa Terras of University College London. Learn more
The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The $5000 fellowship, established in 2013, is to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledge base in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship. Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible. Applicants must have a master’s or doctor’s degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.
The award is not restricted to disbursement in a single year and funding may be disbursed over a period of up to two years depending on the needs of the research fellow. The award may be used to supplement or extend other awards, including other private or government-supported fellowships, but is not contingent on receiving other awards. Please see the MLA Grants and Scholarships page on MLANET for more information. The submission deadline is December 1.
The School of Library and Information Science has become a member of the international organization iSchools. This is an organization that promotes education and research within the field of information science. Read more
Today’s information field practitioners are early adopters in bridging the world’s social, cultural, economic and technological divides, and their people-oriented, technology-led approaches to authentic communication and meaningful collaboration can increase public good efforts with lasting social impacts, according to they keynote address given at the iConference by Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor. Read more and download Chancellor Cantor’s talk [PDF].
The iConference has a tradition of inviting learned and provocative thought-leaders to provide their perspective on issues facing the information field. We are pleased to announce that V. Lane Rawlins, Myron P. Gutmann, and Nancy Cantor will each deliver a keynote address at iConference 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more