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May. 10, 2017

Daniel S. Katz, iSchool affiliated faculty member and assistant director for scientific software and applications at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), is coleading a group that is working to encourage broad adoption of a consistent policy for software citation across disciplines. By using a consolidated set of citation principles, FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group hopes to improve knowledge creation and sharing through the use of technology. 

On May 10-11 Katz will discuss this software citation research at the 2nd Conference on Non-Textual Information in Hannover, Germany. In his talk, "Software citation: a cornerstone of software-enabled research," he will present the Software Citation Principles that the previous FORCE11 group (Software...

Nov. 8, 2016

The iSchool is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (MS ’94) as editor of its quarterly journal Library Trends. Hinchliffe will begin her new role on January 1, 2017.

A leader in the field of library and information science, Hinchliffe is professor and coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also is an affiliated faculty member and adjunct professor for the iSchool at Illinois. Her research interests include teaching and learning, higher education, globalization, information literacy, library assessment and evaluation, and library quality. She holds master's degrees in library and information science and educational psychology, both from Illinois.

“Library Trends is one of the most respected and influential journals in the field of library and information science," Hinchliffe observed. "My goal is to continue to build on the strong...

May. 27, 2016

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will speak next week at the Academic Book of the Future conference, “The Future Space of Bookselling.” The event will be held on June 3-5 at Bangor University in Wales.  

Bonn’s talk is titled, “Scholarship is so demanding . . .”

The relatively recent and rapid development of digital and network based delivery and distribution tools and services for text-based media has enlarged the spaces of the academic book, moving it out of just the scholar’s bookshelf, the library, and the retail bookstore. Depending on the needs of the scholar-creator, the demands of the content, and the desires of the audience, long-form scholarship can come to us online, in print, permanently ensconced, available at the moment of demand, and in parallel or complementary print and digital editions. In this presentation we will explore some cases of publishers seeking to meet all these demands, both in...

Mar. 30, 2016

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will participate in the FORCE2016 Research Communication and e­Scholarship Conference in Portland, Oregon, on April 17-19. FORCE2016 is a meeting of the FORCE11 community, which includes scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and research funders who share the goal of improving scholarly communication through use of information technology.

Bonn will speak in a session titled, “Libraries United in Opening New Scholarly Platforms,” on April 18.

Abstract: Libraries have always been at the intersection of research, publishing, career advancement, and technical advancement within the academy. As we see from the recent Council on Library and Information Resources...

Nov. 2, 2015

Several members of the GSLIS community will participate in the 2015 Charleston Conference, an annual meeting that draws librarians, publishers, vendors, and others to discuss issues relating to the acquisition of books and serials. The conference will be held November 4-7 in Charleston, South Carolina.

On November 6, Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will participate in a panel discussion of developments in library publishing from the 1990s to present titled, “The Once and Future Publishing Library.” She will also engage in a debate regarding the use of altmetrics—new electronic methods for measuring the use and significance of scholarly articles—in which she will argue for their use.

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Oct. 27, 2015

Several members of the GSLIS community will participate in this week's 2015 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, held on October 26-28 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hosted by the Digital Library Federation, the DLF Forum is an annual meeting of professionals, students, and scholars working in areas related to digital librarianship.

GSLIS postdoctoral research associate Sayan Bhattacharyya will lead a workshop titled, “The HathiTrust Research Center’s Tools for Text Analysis with Digitized Text from the HathiTrust Digital Library.” The workshop will teach attendees how to use the HathiTrust Research Center’s tools in their own research and teaching.

GSLIS master’s student Nushrat Khan will present her poster, “System Development for Automatic Ingestion of Large Amount of Data and Associated Metadata using REST API—Scope of DSpace.” This work...

Oct. 15, 2015

Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn will serve as a guest columnist for the "Scholarly Communication" column in College & Research Libraries News twice in the coming months. Bonn’s first column was published in the magazine’s October 2015 issue. In “Maximizing the benefits of open access: Strategies for enhancing the discovery of open access content,” she discusses current models of open access and calls for collaboration among libraries and with suppliers. Her next column will appear later this year.

Bonn is the editor of the Journal of Electronic Publishing. At GSLIS, she teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library with responsibility for publishing and scholarly communications initiatives, including the University of Michigan...