Keynote lecturer Leif Kajberg (formerly of the Royal School of Library and Information Science
in Denmark) gave an introduction to the topic of the conference.
He has received two PhDs in education, one focusing on e-learning, and the other on information science
; been involved in over 60 research/project grants (of which he was the principal investigator for more than $4 million of grants); and is a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.
Volt Information Sciences
was represented by David Mainthow, Jonathan Schindler and Aron Schreier of Cushman & Wakefield.
As simply one of the awards Lancaster has received, he was the very first recipient of the ASIS Outstanding Information Science
Epistemology and the socio-cognitive perspective in information science
. Journal of the American Society for Information Systems and Technology, 54(4), 257-270.
"New Directions in Library and Information Science
Education: Final Report." Washington, DC: Center for Educational Improvement, U.S.
I include examples throughout the article from the disciplines of library and information science
(LIS) as well as health care, the area of librarianship in which I have spent the past twenty years.
RVA is currently conducting programming and site selection study for Cornell University for a new 400,000 s/f building for the Computing and Information Science
and College of Engineering Faculties in Ithaca, NY.
Peiling Wang is associate professor at the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences
. She got this grant for her project "A Dual Approach to Web Query Mining: Towards Conceptual Representations of Information Needs." The expected results will form a basis for redesigning user-system interactions and better organizing Web information objects to meet users' needs.
Saul Carliner makes the distinction that IA "primarily focuses on the structure of content, especially complex Web sites" and leans toward visual design while information design "represents a focus on the fusion of content, structure, and appearance of documents." (Editor's Note: See Carliner's article "Designing Better Documents" in this issue.) In contrast, IA tends to focus more on ideas about the conceptual structure of content, and here there is influence from the information sciences
Industry notable Carol Tenopir won the 2007 Contribution to Information Science
& Technology Award (CISTA), an annual honor presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science
& Technology (LACASIS) in January to someone who has made significant contributions to the field of information science
Dania Bilal, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences
, The University, of Tennessee, 1345 Circle Park, COM 451, Knoxville, TN 37996, firstname.lastname@example.org.