Adjunct Professor Tom Delsey was invited to give the twelfth annual keynote lecture in library and information science at the University of Florence on March 5, 2019. The paper is available as an open access document at https://www.torrossa.com/it/resources/an/4452063.
During her one-year residency at the School of Information Studies beginning in August 2017, Amy Tector has had a highly positive role in the lives of Information Studies students at the University of Ottawa.
Discover the new Graduate Diploma in Informaton Management: Knowledge Organization, Archives and Document Management, Digital Assets Management, Information Representation and Retrieval Technologies....
Prof Marina Pavlović, a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Prof Mary Cavanagh (uOttawa ÉSIS), Sean Grassie, and Lora Hamilton, two of their research assistants, intervened before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the hearings regarding the Review of the Wireless Code.
Different Views Of “Aboutness”: Rise Of The Machines?
By: Deni Kasama, Jairo Buitrago Ciro, Lynne Bowker, Rebecca Mackay
We all see things a little differently. Unique perspectives can help to feed curiosity and innovation. But in an era of information overload, differing viewpoints may cause frustration for information producers and consumers alike. Authors and publishers want their works to get noticed, while readers must navigate the plethora of publications and focus on those that are the most pertinent to their needs. Given the various possible interpretations of a single publication, who can provide the most useful description of its contents?....
Welcome to Victoria Volkanova, currently on a sabbatical leave, pursuing her research interests in open access and scholarly communications. She shares her time between l’Université de Montréal and University of Ottawa.
Research Conversation : "The plight of the consumer in Canada’s diffuse and dizzying mobile marketplace" presented by Lora Hamilton, Sean Grassie JD (Students) and Mary Cavanagh (ÉSIS) and Marina Pavlovic (Law) 22 September 2016 from 12:00 to 13:30, Arts-MHN 509, 70 rue Laurier East -
Martha Whitehead, the University Librarian at Queen’s University will be speaking on "Portage: A Collaborative Research Data Management Network" on Thursday, July 14th, 2016, 5:30pm-7:00pm, in DMS 1110 (Ground Floor, Desmarais)
September 19th, 2016, 7pm DMS 12101 Inaugural lecture for the Communications department doctoral program by Dr. Vincent Mosco: "Take Me to Tomorrowland: The Cloud, Big Data, and the Internet of Things”
Thanks to a generous SSHRC Insight Grant for 2016-2021, Sustaining the Knowledge Commons (SKC) has some funds for a doctoral student to work in this area with Professor Heather Morrison. The deadline for Canadian students to apply for this program is May 15, 2016.
To all Students: Join us for a short presentation by alumnus Wendy Robins and a cocktail on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Desmarais 12110. Reconnect with classmates, while meeting current students, professors and members of the University community.
The School of Information Studies & the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Organizational Communication is hosting a panel discussion in FSS 4004 on Monday 25th April at 5:30pm. Title: The Challenge of Managing Information in Organizations: From Big Data to Thick Data.
Heather Morrison would like to thank Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for confirming the award of an Insight Grant to continue the work of Sustaining the Knowledge Commons until March 31st 2021.
Professor Mary Cavanagh from the School of Information Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Common Law’s Professor Marina Pavlović have received a grant of $65,000 from the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Responsive Grants Program for a new access-to-justice project entitled “Mapping the Front End: Legal Information Seeking Practices.”
Professor Mary Cavanagh has been awarded $28,028 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)'s Insight Development Grant for 2014-2016 for her research project, Social-biblio.ca: Meaning and method behind Canadian public library micro-blogging practices.
Professor Heather Morrison has been awarded $71,372 by Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)'s Insight Development Grant program for her research project Sustaining the Knowledge Commons (open access scholarship).
Lynne Bowker, ÉSIS Director and Associate Professor at the School of Translation and Interpretation, has been listed as Canada's most influential researcher in the discipline of "Language and Translation" according to the HiBAR (Hirsch Index Benchmarking of Academic Research) (Globe and Mail, Report on Business, March 27, 2012, p.B8)
Two ÉSIS professors, Mary Cavanagh and Bill Curran, are quoted in an article posted by the online news organization OpenFile. The title of the article is: Why Traditional Books still reign at Ottawa Libraries.
In memoriam: Members of the University of Ottawa community were saddened by the passing of Richard Greene, former University librarian (1989-2002), in March of this year. To commemorate his life and his years of dedicated service to the University and to the library community, the uOttawa Library has established the Richard Greene Memorial fund. Donations to the fund will be used to develop and enhance the library's collections in the area of information studies, supporting students and researchers at the School of Information Studies.
Elizabeth Ross, first-year student in the Master of Information Studies program, is the recipient of the 2011/2012 Susan Anderson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the May Court Club of Ottawa. Congratulations!
Max Neuvians, second-year student in the Master of Information Studies program, is the recipient of a $2000 CARL Research in Librarianship Award from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) for his research on social media. Congratulations!
Second-year ÉSIS student Wendy Robbins has had a proposal for a round table presentation accepted at the Canadian Association of Information Studies 2011 Conference in Fredericton, NB, in June. Congratulations Wendy!