The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) is strongly represented at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 76th Annual Meeting, Nov. 1-5 in Montreal.
The conference is co-chaired by Dr. France Bouthillier, SIS Director and faculty member. Faculty, affiliated researchers, and students are participating in panels and workshops and presenting papers and posters.
The ASIS&T Annual Meeting brings together research on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology, serving as a venue for dissemination. This year’s theme, "Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries," encourages reflection on changes in the use of information and means of accessibility which impact human information interaction and the potential implications of these changes for information science and technology.
- PIM 2013: Breaking Out to More Practical Progress in Personal Information Management. Workshop participants include PhD students Robert Douglas Ferguson & Jesse David Dinneen.
Panels & Papers
- Questioning the Visual: Research Methods and the Problem of Perception. Panelists include faculty member Dr. Elaine Ménard.
- Information Representation and Browsing. Paper: "Exact versus Estimated Pruning of Subject Hierarchies". Faculty member Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien with Pierre Tirilly, Université de Lille, France.
- Making Publics 2.0: Humanities Data Linked through a Topical Repository. Panelists include faculty member Dr. Eun Park & PhD student Qing Zou.
- Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice: Panelists include faculty member Dr. Elaine Ménard.
- Enabling Systems for Inquiry-Based Learning. Panelists include faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti & Research Affiliate Dr. Charles Cole.
- "If I Could Read Your Mind: an Exploration of Online Image Searcher's Behaviors". PhD students Nouf Khashman & Jonathan Dorey & faculty member Dr. Elaine Ménard.
- "Bonded Design: Children as Co-designers of an Educational Tool for Students Involved in an Inquiry-based Project". PhD student Mohammed Al Ghamdi, faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti, Research Affiliate Dr. Charles Cole, & PhD student Isabelle Lamoureux.
- "Applying the Stratified Model of Relevance Interactions to Music Information Retrieval." PhD student David Weigl & faculty member/William Dawson Scholar Dr. Catherine Guastavino.
- "Gender Differences in Inquiry-Based Learning at the Middle School Level." PhD student Isabelle Lamoureux, faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti, Research Affiliate Dr. Charles Cole, PhD student Dhary Abuhimed, & PhD student Mohammed Al Ghamdi.
- "Knowledge Artifacts: Lessons Learned and Stories as a Means to Transfer Knowledge amongst Cohort of High School Students Working on an Inquiry-based Project." PhD student Dhary Abuhimed, faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti, PhD student Isabelle Lamoureux, & PhD student Mohammed Al Ghamdi.
- "Mental Health in Library and Information Science Research: Preliminary Results of a Literature Review Focusing on Information Behavior." PhD student Julie Mayrand & faculty member Dr. Joan Bartlett.
The School will be hosting a dinner for registered conference guests at the McGill Faculty Club on Tuesday at 7:30 pm, co-sponsored by the Canadian Association for Information Science.