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McGill School of Information Studies newsletter - Spring 2014 edition

McGill School of Information Studies FOCUS Newsletter - Spring 2014

Announcing the new online publication of the McGill School of Information Studies newsletter, featuring updates about the School and achievements of our alumni, faculty, and students.

Read the Spring 2014 newsletter at http://news.sis.mcgill.ca/

Published: 20May2014

School of Information Studies master's student Anastasia Prozorova convenes McGill-wide "Information & Chaos Theories" reading group

Interested in exploring intersections between information & chaos theories this summer?  

"Information & Chaos Theories" is an independent reading group offered through the McGill Institute for the Public Life of Arts & Ideas (IPLAI), convened by Anastasia Prozorova, MLIS II student. The reading group is open to all McGill students, staff, and faculty, and will provide the opportunity to discuss information and chaos theories with an eye to interdisciplinarity. A summary of the group is below, as excerpted from the IPLAI site.

Published: 8May2014

In the news: School of Information Studies Director France Bouthillier interviewed by Ottawa Citizen

McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Director Dr. France Bouthillier was interviewed for an April 1, 2014 article by the Ottawa Citizen regarding the outsourcing by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) of the national AMICUS catalogue to the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) library cooperative.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Published: 7Apr2014

In the news: Cyber forensics research by Dr. Fung of the School of Information Studies featured in McGill's Headway magazine

McGill Headway Magazine

Dr. Benjamin Fung's work on cyber forensics and data mining is featured in the latest edition of Headway magazine, which highlights the best of research, discovery, and innovation at McGill University.

Read the full text article about Dr. Fung's research and cyber forensic tool in Headway, Volume 8, Number 1 Spring 2014: The Big Picture on Big Data - 002//Cyber Forensics.

Published: 7Apr2014

1st Annual Symposium of Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) McGill Student Chapter

8Apr201412:00
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School of Information Studies 3661 Peel, Rm. 106, Montreal, CA
AMIA logo

Join us at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) McGill Student Chapter Symposium for presentations and discussion on the latest issues affecting the field of moving image archiving.

SIS Seminar Series: "Digital Devices in Archive Reading Rooms: Assessing Regulations in the TARO Archives." Guest Speaker Dr. U. Karadkar

14Mar201413:30
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15:00
School of Information Studies 3661 Peel, Rm. 106, Montreal, CA
Unmil Karadkar

Join us for a McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Seminar Series talk on archival device regulations and mobile applications to assist in archival research with guest speaker Dr.

SIS Seminar Series: "Computational Privacy: Two Fundamental Problems." Guest Speaker Dr. R. Shokri

14Mar201412:00
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School of Information Studies 3661 Peel, Rm. 106, Montreal, CA
Reza Shokri

Join us for a McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Seminar Series talk on the challenges of computational privacy in the age of big data with guest speaker Dr.

Master's Practicum Showcase Open House

11Apr201414:00
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School of Information Studies 3661 Peel, Rm. 106, Montreal, CA

Please join us at the McGill School of Information Studies to celebrate the accomplishments of our students in the Master of Library & Information Studies Winter 2014 Practicum program.

SIS Seminar Series: "Applying Data Mining to Real-Life Crime Investigation." Dr. B. Fung

28Mar201412:30
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School of Information Studies Room 106, 3661 Peel, Rm. 106, Montreal, CA
Dr. Benjamin Fung

Join us at the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) for a SIS Seminar Series talk on data mining and crime investigation with Dr. Benjamin Fung.

SIS Seminar Series: "Big Data & Privacy." Guest Speaker Dr. N. Mohammed

21Feb201414:00
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Education Building Room 211, 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Join us for a McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Seminar Series talk on big data and privacy with guest speaker Dr. Noman Mohammed, NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the McGill School of Computer Science.

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