GSLIS to make strong showing at ASIS&T 2013

GSLIS faculty, students, and staff will participate in the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 76th Annual Meeting, which will be held November 1-5 in Montreal.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting brings together research on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology, serving as a venue for dissemination. This year’s theme, "Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries," encourages reflection on changes in the use of information and means of accessibility that impact human information interaction and the potential implications of these changes for information science and technology.

At this year's meeting, GSLIS Professor and Director of CIRSS Carole Palmer (PhD '96) will be honored with the 2013 Thomson Reuters Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award. Palmer will receive the award at the Annual Luncheon on November 5.

Presentations and Posters

November 2

Doctoral candidate Colin Rhinesmith will present a paper titled, "From Paper to the Cloud: The Social Informatics of Information Boundaries in Human Services," at the 9th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, a workshop held during the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

November 4

Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke will participate in a panel discussion on the topic, "Preparing for the Academic Job Market: An interactive Panel for Doctoral Students."

Associate Professor Kathryn La Barre will participate in a panel discussion on the topic, "Preserving and Accessing the History of ASIS&T and Information Science."

Doctoral candidate Christine D'Arpa will present a poster titled, "Agricultural Information and Empire Building in the Long 19th Century: National Information Policy, the People, and the USDA."

A poster titled, "Building a Framework for Site-Based Data Curation," will be presented by doctoral student Karen Baker, Carole Palmer, doctoral student Andrea Thomer, and postdoctoral fellow Karen Wickett (MS '07, PhD '12), among others.

Doctoral student Aiko Takazawa will present a poster titled, "Compassion at a Distance: How Ordinary People are Enabling Their Compassion to Self-Organize Disaster Relief Efforts Remotely and Collaboratively."

Doctoral student Katrina Fenlon will present a poster titled, "Exploring Evaluative Methods for Large-Scale Local History."

A poster titled, "Specialization in Data Curation: Preliminary Results from an Alumni Survey, 2008-2012," will be presented by doctoral student Cheryl ThompsonKaren Baker, Carole Palmer, and Megan Senseney (MS '08), project coordinator for research services, and among others.  

Master's student Jennifer Clark will present the poster, "Unlocking GATE: Gaining Access to Analog Data in a Digital World."

November 5

Master’s student Lori Hurley, alumna Andrea Ogier (MS '12), and Assistant Professor Vetle Torvik will present a paper titled, "Deconstructing the Collaborative Impact: Article and Author Characteristics That Influence Citation Count."

Associate Professor Miles Efron and doctoral student Craig Willis will present a paper titled, "Finding Information in Books: Characteristics of Full-Text Searches in a Collection of 10 Million Books."

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