Thursday, 28 May 2009

Paul Clough runs query log analysis workshop

Drawing together some of the world's leading researchers, Paul Clough is running a query log analysis workshop at the BCS building in London, May 27-28. Speakers include Jim Jansen from Penn State and Fabrizio Silvestri from CNR.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Information behaviour seminar

There will be a presentation and discussion The Information Environment is Affect-Driven on 21 May, in the Virtual World Second Life (SL). It will be at 12 noon SLT (8pm UK time; 12 noon Pacific time in the USA) and last an hour
Venue: Infolit iSchool http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infolit iSchool/136/247/21/ (You need a SL avatar and a SL viewer installed on your computer to participate)
Presenter: Dr. Diane Nahl (SL Adra Letov) Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa) She draws on research into emotional dimensions of information behaviour “A common thread is the finding that emotion is active & influential in every interaction involving the use & sharing of information. Information literacy needs to focus on strategies that enhance affective IL skills"
This is part of the University of Sheffield Centre for Information Literacy Research discussion series

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Research student first prize winner

Congratulations to Maryam Nazari, who was awarded the prize in the Iranian Academics Symposium (UCL, London, 25-26 April), for the the best oral presentation in the Arts & Humanities: her talk was on Conceptions of geospatial information.