I have recently accepted an invitation to serve on the international programme committee of the 9th Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference. Hosted by Drexel University (located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), the conference takes place next year from 18th to 21st June 2017.
The call for papers will be announced in the autumn. In the meantime, follow
@EBLIP9 on Twitter.
Edinburgh is a fun place to be in August during the festival season. Amongst all the comedy, theatre, dance, music etc. there are also some more ‘serious’ events, many of which are led by academic experts. As ever,
Edinburgh Skeptics is offering an excellent programme of such talks (free of charge), one of which is to be delivered by my colleague Dr Ella Taylor-Smith next Monday 15th August. Continue reading
Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) 2016 takes place in Zadar, Croatia 20-23 September 2016. The programme for the conference is now available. Four research students from the Centre for Social Informatics will be making contributions at this event. They are Iris Buunk, Lyndsey Jenkins, John Mowbray, and Frances Ryan. Continue reading
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This afternoon my colleague
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith will be delivering a presentation entitled ‘Non-public eparticipation in social media spaces’ at Social Media and Society 2016, which takes place in London this week. Ella co-authored the full paper on which the presentation is based with her PhD supervisor Dr Colin Smith. Continue reading
The stage at the Usher Hall
I had the honour this week of delivering the
laureation address at the Edinburgh Napier University graduation ceremony on Tuesday 5th July. The laureate was Professor Lesley Yellowlees. Lesley is Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, and Professor of Inorganic ElectroChemistry, at the University of Edinburgh. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her major contribution to Chemistry, and her pioneering work to promote the careers of women in science.
The University Chancellor
Dr David Eustace conferred Lesley’s award at the Usher Hall at the start of the graduation ceremony for students from the School of Life, Sport and Social Science, and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading
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iDocQ 2016 – the sixth annual Information Science doctoral colloquium – took place on Thursday 23rd June at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Twenty-eight delegates from Scottish and English universities enjoyed a varied programme on the day. This included: Continue reading
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