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Simon Wakeling discusses Library Bypass at Online

iSchool PhD student Simon Wakeling joined a librarian, publisher and academic in a panel debate on "Library Bypass: Rational Response or Road to Nowhere?" at the 2011 Online Information Conference in London today. Simon, who graduated from our MSc Electronic & Digital Library Management programme in 2010, was selected for the event through a competitive process. The panel session was sponsored by ProQuest.

Research seminar: "Information, Technology and Research"

Friday 4th November at 3:00, ICOSS Conference Room

Information, Technology and Research: Adoption, Adaptation, and Innovation Across the Disciplines

Dr. Eric Meyer
Research Fellow,
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
Website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=120

Bio:
Dr Eric T. Meyer is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford since 2007. His main area of research has been understanding, from a social informatics perspective, how e-research is enabling innovation in practices and in the kinds of research questions that can be pursued.

Talk:
Dr Meyer will discuss how technology is being adopted and adapted by different scholarly disciplines in both social sciences and sciences, and how research innovation and technology advances are inter-linked. The talk will demonstrate using empirical evidence that while disciplinary differences are important, not all the stereotypes of disciplines stand up to scrutiny. In addition, he will report o…