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.
All four students are taking part in the doctoral workshop. In addition, Lyndsey and John are presenting posters on their doctoral work, and Iris and Frances are delivering papers that they have co-authored with their supervisors. The two papers will subsequently be published within the conference proceedings in a special issue of Information Research:
- Iris’ short paper entitled Tacit knowledge sharing and social media: the determination of a methodological approach to explore the intangible (co-authors Hazel Hall and Colin Smith) opens the debate on methodological choice and routes to implementation for studies that are subject to practical constraints imposed by the context in which they are situated. Iris reflects on the acceptance of the first paper from her PhD research on her blog The knowledge explorer.
- The content of Frances‘ full paper Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: a Generation X perspective (co-authors Peter Cruickshank, Hazel Hall and Alistair Lawson) is concerned with some of the preliminary findings of her doctoral study on the building and assessment of personal reputations using online information. Frances has written a preview of her paper on her blog Just a PhD.
There is further information about ISIC 2016 on the conference web site, including details of registration, which is open until 20th August 2016. Follow ISIC 2016 on Twitter at @ISIC2016.