Keynote catch-up with Katriina Byström #ASIST2016

ASIST SIG USE logoI recently accepted an invitation from Katriina Byström of the University of Borås and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences to present the keynote paper at this year’s SIG USE symposium. Members of SIG USE share research interests and expertise on information needs seeking and use, and associated behaviours. The symposium takes place on 15th October in Copenhagen as part of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual meeting 2016. Its main focus this year will be information in the workplace.

This morning I enjoyed a Skype catch-up with Katriina during which we discussed the plans for the symposium and my role in it. There’s been a great response so far to the call for papers and posters, with a high level of registrations. There are still some symposium places available, so if you are interested in taking part, do please register for it on the ASIST web site.

The organisers of the symposium have recently learnt that there will be additional space for posters at the event. They have therefore been able to open up a second call for posters. If you would like to take up this opportunity to present a poster, please email a 500-word description of your poster as a PDF file to by Friday 23rd September 2016.

In the meantime I will be working on my keynote presentation. I’ll post further details of my contribution to this blog (with links to the slides on my SlideShare account) in due course.

I have to say that I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone in person in Copenhagen, especially Katriina and her symposium co-chairs David Allen, Nicole A. Cooke, and Luanne Freund – as well as hearing the other papers, and viewing all the posters at what is shaping up to be a great event.

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