Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Whittaker elected to SIGCHI Academy

Prof Steve Whittaker has been elected to the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction Academy, in recognition of his sustained research contribution to the field of Human Computer Interaction.

Whittaker talks in USA

Prof Steve Whittaker is currently in the USA, and is making presentations at the following Universities:

Thursday 10th January 08 - Northwestern University, Chicago - Digital Memories: Do We Need Them?
Monday 28th January 08 - Stanford University - Mobile Work

Monday, 14 January 2008

MBE for DIS graduate Carpenter

Miss Helen Carpenter, graduate of the Department's MA in Librarianship, has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List 2007, "for services to Local Government", following her work as project co-ordinator for the Welcome to Your Library initiative.

New Years Honours List 2007 from the Goverment News Network

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Second Life activities

Yesterday Sheila Webber hosted another discussion in Second Life (SL), the virtual world. This time the discussion was led by Oshun Akina, and it was about Samples and sampling in Second Life research. The transcript of the discussion is available at

The next meeting in Second Life in the Centre for Information Literacy Research Discussion Series is at 4pm UK time (8am SL time) on Thursday 17th January. Maggie Kohime (Lyn Parker in real life) will lead a discussion on Assessment of information literacy. The venue will again be Infolit iSchool (our island) in Second Life.

Later this week Sheila Webber will be leading a discussion in immersive learning experiences in virtual worlds, at the Power of immersive experiences conference being held at the University of Surrey.