On 9 March 2018, the 8th annual iSchool@UBC Research Day will be celebrating and showcasing its faculty and student research at UBC.

 

Each year, the iSchool hosts a Research Day, where students and faculty across all of the programs within the School showcase their research in the form of posters, talks and demonstrations. iSchool faculty are provincially, nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions and leadership in Library, Archival and Information Studies research.

 

By providing students with the opportunity to be directly involved in faculty research, the School seeks to enrich the overall quality of the educational experience. As well, students are encouraged to work independently on research projects that reflect their own interests and career goals. By expanding research opportunities and experiences for all students as they prepare them for their future roles as professional and academic leaders in the information professions. Research Day showcases the contributions of iSchool students and faculty working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies.

 

 

View the event schedule here

 

Download the event poster (PDF)

 

 

Browse some examples of iSchool@UBC research already in cIRcle:

 

Human-centered information organization in online bookstores
Open access journals support in Canada: pan-Canadian bilingual survey of university libraries & presses Spring 2010 : selected results
Taking Shape: Knowledge as Museum Display
“The Participedia Project: Using an Open Source Platform to Mobilize Knowledge about Democratic Innovations”
Trusting Digital Preservation Services: Motives and Means of the Public Sector

 

Click here to access/download more iSchool@UBC research and stay tuned for more items coming soon!

 

 

 

Above excerpt text and image is courtesy of iSchool@UBC

 

 

 

 

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies is pleased to welcome Anne Lindsay, Access and Research Archivist for the NCTR, as a speaker in the iSchool’s Winter 2017 Colloquium program. She is speaking Wednesday, January 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the topic of “Beyond Jenkinson: Authority, provenance, and Arrangement in a Complex Digital Collection at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.”

Event Details

The talk will be given in the Dodson Room (Room 302), 3rd floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Registration is not necessary and the talk is open to all interested members of the community. Light refreshments will be served.

The iSchool at UBC (School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies) invites guest speakers to participate in the Colloquia Series. These events are open to the public, and are of interest to faculty, current students, alumni, and other professionals and researchers in the community.

The faculty contacts for the Colloquia Colloquia Series are Dr. Aaron Loehrlein and Dr. Heather O’Brien.

Research Day 2016: Keynote Speech

Friday, March 11, 11:00am-12:00pm

The Curator and Copyright

How does it happen that a practicing archivist, fully happy with the normal archival tasks of accessioning, describing, preserving, and making available archival collections, ends up spending most of his time thinking about copyright?  This talk will highlight three areas that seem core to the archival mission but that are also shaped by copyright.  Archivists can use new technologies to increase access to holdings, license access to content from the repository, and preserve born-digital objects.  Yet there is a copyright component to all these activities.  Understanding that component and how to minimize the risk that it poses should be part of the archivist’s toolkit. 

Speaker bio

Peter Hirtle, Affiliate Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues.  Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine.  He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland.  Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property.  He was a member of the Commission on Preservation and Access/Research Library Group’s Task Force on Digital Archiving and the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group, and is a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog.

iSchool_dean_PreecesmJoin us on  Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, 4:00-5:00PM, at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Dodson Room (Rm 302) as Dr. Jennifer Preece gives a talk on Citizen Science: Information, Technology and People, as part of the iSchool at UBC’s colloquia series.

Dr. Jennifer Preece is the Dean of the College of Information Studies, a Professor at the University of Maryland. and a member of the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab.  She researches online communities and is known for her work on what makes such a community successful, and how usability factors interact with socialibility in online communities.  Her research interests are in: computer-mediated communication, human-computer interaction, online communities, management and design of social media, motivation for participation in social media, mobile communication

Her two most recent books are:


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