GSLIS to make strong showing at ASIS&T 2014

GSLIS faculty, students, and staff will participate in the 77th American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, which will be held October 31-November 5 in Seattle. The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. This year’s theme is “Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities.”

During the event, doctoral candidate Tiffany Chao will be awarded ASIS&T’s Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship for 2014. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster research in information science by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research. Chao will receive the award at the Annual Awards Luncheon on November 4.

GSLIS will cosponsor the ASIS&T Alumni Reception on Tuesday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m.


October 31

“Scallops, Lobsters, and Public Goods: Two Conceptual Approaches to Trust in the Digital Commons” (SIG-IFP awardee), presented by doctoral candidate Nicholas M. Weber at the Trust & Information Policy in the Age of Data (Big or Small) (SIG/IFP and SIG/III) preconference workshop (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

November 3

Scholar-built collections: A study of user requirements for research in large-scale digital libraries,” presented by doctoral student Katrina Fenlon, senior project coordinator Megan Senseney, Harriett Green (MS ’09), postdoctoral research associate Sayan Bhattacharyya, doctoral student Craig Willis, and Professor J. Stephen Downie (8:30 a.m.)

When the elevator pitch meets the subject heading: how mixtures of other documents can describe what a document is about,” presented by doctoral student Peter Organisciak and Professor Mike Twidale (3:30 p.m.)

Relationships among Video Games: Existing Standards and New Definitions,” presented by doctoral candidate Simone Sacchi and doctoral student Jacob Jett with Jin Ha Lee and Rachel Ivy Clarke of the University of Washington (3:30 p.m.)

November 4

The Phylogeny of a Dataset,” presented by doctoral student Andrea K. Thomer and doctoral candidate Nicholas M. Weber (2:00 p.m.)

Enclaves of Anarchy: Preprint Sharing, 1940-1990,” presented by doctoral student Stacy S. Wykle (4:00 p.m.)

November 5

“Adverse Effects of Initial-Based Name Disambiguation on Measurements of Large-Scale Coauthorship Networks” (ASIS&T SIG/MET Best Student Paper), presented by doctoral student Jinseok Kim and Assistant Professor Jana Diesner at Metrics 2014: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research (SIG/MET) (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


President’s Reception Featuring Posters
November 3, 6:30 p.m.

“Closing the App Gap: From Plan to Project I”
Associate Professor Kate McDowell, Assistant Professor Deborah Stevenson, and doctoral student Cass Mabbott

“On the Need for Combat Librarians: A Case Study of Knowledge Management at the End of the Iraq War”
Doctoral student Caryn L. Anderson

“Profiling Open Digital Repositories in the Atmospheric and Climate Sciences: An Initial Survey”
Master’s student Chung-Yi Hou, doctoral student Cheryl A. Thompson, and Professor Emerita Carole L. Palmer

“Parameter Tuning: Exposing the Gap Between Data Curation and Effective Data Analytics”
Doctoral student Henry A. Gabb and Associate Professor Catherine Blake

“Site-based Data Curation: Developing a Data Portal for Geobiologists at Yellowstone National Park”
Master’s student Sean C. Gordon, doctoral student Andrea K. Thomer, doctoral student Jacob G. Jett, and Professor Emerita Carole L. Palmer, with Bruce Fouke, professor in geology, microbiology, and the Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Timothy DiLauro, digital library architect, Johns Hopkins University

“Enhancing Metadata for Research Methods in Data Curation”
Doctoral candidate Tiffany C. Chao

“Exploring Cultural Differences in Language Usage: The Case of Negation”
Master’s student Svetlozara Stoytcheva and Associate Professor Catherine Blake, with Dov Cohen, professor of psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Information Integration: A Case Study of Air Quality in Chicago and St. Louis”
Doctoral student Jooho Lee and Associate Professor Catherine Blake

“Information Behaviors at the Edge of Reason: The Role of Uncertainty, Science and Culture on Environmental Policy”
Associate Professor Catherine Blake and doctoral student Jinlong Guo


November 3, 1:30 p.m.
Responding to Emerging Data Workforce Demand: Harnessing Data Center Expertise” GSLIS participants include Professor Emerita Carole L. Palmer and doctoral student Cheryl A. Thompson

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