Dispatches from ASIS&T – Panel on the Temporal Dimension of Knowledge Bases

“The Temporal Dimension in the Study of Knowledge Bases: Approaches to Understanding Knowledge Creation and Representation Over Time” Melissa Adler, University of Kentucky Corinne Rogers, University of British Columbia Stasa Milojevic, University of Bloomington Jevin West, University of Washington This panel addressed means of exploring change over time in information…

Dispatches from ASIS&T – Panel on Social Tagging and Reader’s Advisory

“Beyond the Playlist: Looking at User-Generated Collocation of Cultural Products through Social Tagging” Nadine Desrochers, University of Montreal Audrey Laplante, University of Montreal Anabel Quan-Haase, University of Western Ontario Kim Martin, University of Western Ontario Diane Rasmussen Pennington, University of Western Ontario Louise Spiteri, Dalhousie University The panel consisted of…

Dispatches from ASIS&T – Panel on Community Metadata

“Spanning Boundaries and Disciplines: Linked, Open, and Cloud-Based Community Metadata” Erik Mitchell and Kanti Srikantiaiah, University of Maryland Susan Rathbun-Grubb, University of South Carolina Heather Lea Moulaison, University of Missouri Jane Greenberg, UNC-Chapel Hill Broadly speaking, this session dealt with initiatives to understand and undertake community metadata projects. Although we…

Dispatches from ASIS&T – Keynote Address

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting opened with a great talk from Jose Garcia, a B.I. and data management specialist at TEC (Technology Evaluation Centers) in Montreal. He discussed the stages of technology creation and adoption: Abstraction: creating an abstract model for the transmittion of information, including innovations like cloud computing that…

InfoCamp Recap

Hello ASIS&Ters! In case you didn’t get a chance to attend InfoCamp, here is a short recap of what was covered and who was there (sorry it’s a little late – we’re all students, too!). Joan Vermette, User Experience Designer at Mad*Pow in Boston, kicked off InfoCamp with a fascinating…

Meeting Minutes – 10/25

Meeting Notes 10/25/2013 RSO (in process) Tech person is at a conference until Nov 1st. RSO is aware of the issue. It should be resolved in a week or two. If we need to print or use any RSO resources, contact Phil Hunt. Finance Officer Email Stephanie Rossi, to see…

Meeting Minutes – 9/10

Agenda iFair Template in sharepoint Content: Quin-fold handbill thingy (ASIST document > 2010-2011 materials > General promo) Contest: Like the Facebook page or follow us on Twitter before including their submission Who is the next president of ASIS&T? 1st: membership in ASIST 2nd: business cards 3rd: two InfoCamp passes business…

Meeting Minutes – 8/27

InfoCamp Al will email Isaac about what to do Speaker series Taxonomist: Isaac Pattis Metadata Specialist: IA/Content Strategist: How is the degree applicable? What did you have to teach yourself? How do you make the leap from MLIS student to practicing professional? We’d like people to come talk about what…

Fall 2013 Announcements and Events

Congratulations on surviving your first week (or your first week back)! We had a great time meeting all of the incoming students at the iFair and our Agua Verde welcome lunch. If you weren’t able to stop by at either activity, there are plenty of other events that you can…