iDocQ, the annual doctoral colloquium for students studying for PhDs in information science and other related disciplines, took place this year on 27th June at the University of Glasgow. It attracted participants at all stages of doctoral study, with students travelling to Glasgow from as far away as Aberystwyth to join in the activities on the day.
We are currently advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship hosted by the Centre for Social Informatics, (my research centre within the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation) at Edinburgh Napier University. (The actual advert can be found on jobs.ac.uk and the Edinburgh Napier University vacancies web site.)
From Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th June the Information Science pathway of ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science information science pathway is hosting three days of activities offered free of charge to PhD students in Information Science and related disciplines (with travel bursaries available to students registered at Scottish universities that are members of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science).
Information Science Scotland, the consortium of which my group at Edinburgh Napier University is a member, has partnered with CILIPS to showcase the research carried out by information science researchers in four Scottish Universities. Staff and doctoral students from Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Robert Gordon will be at a one-day event in Aberdeen on Tuesday 22nd April to discuss a range of research projects and how the findings of this work can help inform practice.
As a member of the Information Science Pathway of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (SGS-DTC) Edinburgh Napier University is currently inviting applications for a funded PhD studentship offered through the DTC’s quota competition.
Today I travelled to Perth to attend the first meeting of Information Science Scotland for this academic year. Information Science Scotland is a consortium of the four Scottish Universities that offer courses and conduct research in Information Science. Representatives from departments of each university meet on a regular basis to plan the group’s activities.
Tracking scholarly digital footprints
Like many I communicate my scholarly research over multiple platforms in a range of activities that have now become routine for research-active academics. These include, for example:
- maintaining a personal archive of my publications, presentations and research reports – accessible through the publications and presentations tab on this web site
- uploading papers to open access repositories – mine go to the Edinburgh Napier repository, and are also listed with links from the web pages of the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
- uploading videos of conference presentations – see for example the output from the AHRC-funded DREaM project in 2011-12 on the Library and Information Science Research Coalition Vimeo account
- sharing PowerPoint presentations – I maintain a SlideShare account
- blogging about research – here at hazelhall.org, and between 2009-2012 at http://lisresearch.org
- submitting papers to open access journals – I have submitted, for example, to Library and Information Research and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
- tweeting links to my work – as @hazelh
Since 2011 the partner universities of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science information science pathway have hosted an annual doctoral colloquium. This is aimed at students studying for PhDs in information science and other related disciplines. This year’s event takes place on Monday 24th June at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and registrations for the day are now open. The event is suitable for doctoral students at all stages of their studies. Registration is free to UK students. International students can also attend for a small fee: if you are an international student who would like to attend please e-mail me at email@example.com for details.
A month ago I blogged that I was busy setting up a one day training course as part of the the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science summer school on behalf of the Information Science pathway. The details of this event, which takes place in Edinburgh on Thursday 20th June, are now live.