When he put out his call for new copy-editors earlier this month, Tom listed the requirements of candidates sought for the role. The essential expertise and interests of an Information Research copy-editor are:
a good understanding of English grammar and style – the English version, not the American 🙂
an interest in what is going on in the world of information science, information management, librarianship, archives and records management, information systems, digital libraries, etc., etc.
a belief in the value of open access publishing of the Platinum kind (i.e., no author charges and no subscriptions), and a desire to help the cause.
I suggested that Lyndsey apply because I know that she is keen to contribute more to the wider Information Science research community, and I believed that she would enjoy this work. I also had a feeling that she would be good at it. The latter proved to be the case when she copy-edited a trial paper for Tom as her Information Research copy-editor ‘entrance exam’.
I’m sure that Lyndsey will enjoy the professional development opportunities that this role will offer her, particularly in terms of learning more about the wider field of study in which her own PhD is based, and networking with others who work on the journal (including the editorial board members).
There was also an opportunity to take a tour of the RSE‘s headquarters at 22-26 George Street. As we were guided through the building we learnt more about the people who have played key roles in the work of the RSE (while some of them looked down at us from their portraits). We were also invited to examine some of the RSE‘s treasures, including scientific notes in the handwriting of James Clerk Maxwell, and the Crown Charter of Incorporation that constituted the formation of the society in 1783. Continue reading →
In general, libraries are considered as inclusive institutions, where all users expect to receive the same level of service regardless of personal characteristics such as age, gender, marital status, race, religion, sexual orientation or social class.
Information science researchers with interests in Everyday Life Information Seeking, and information behaviours in online environments, are invited to register for a research symposium to be held in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 June 2017. Registration is free to all (whether established academics, early career researchers or PhD students), with a number of travel bursaries available to support the participation of PhD students (please see below). Continue reading →