Workshop on Global Collaboration of Information Schools

An IFLA 2013 Satellite Meeting in Singapore

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Bus transport information

Free bus transport from Suntec Convention Centre (venue of IFLA WLIC) to the Nanyang Executive Centre will be provided:

  • Pickup time: 8:00am (please be early) on Aug 14 (Wed.) and Aug. 15 (Thur)
  • Pickup point: SUNTEC Convention Centre, taxi drop-off driveway (at “Big Picture” entrance with 2 escalators) along Temasek Boulevard.

See floor plan and photo of the pickup location.

After dinner, the bus will leave Nanyang Executive Centre at 8:00pm and bring participants back to Suntec. Transport arrangements will be made for participants who are unable to stay for dinner and wish to return at 6:00pm.


Online registration is now open!

This online registration form is for two IFLA 2013 Satellite Meetings to be held at the Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University:

  • Wed, Aug 14: The future of LIS education in developing countries: The road ahead
  • Thur, Aug 15: Global collaboration of information schools

You can register for one or both of the meetings. The registration fee for the meetings:

  • The future of LIS education in developing countries: SGD80 or USD70
  • Global collaboration of information schools: SGD100 or USD90
  • Both meetings (2 days): SGD160 or USD140

Lunch and tea break refreshments will be provided.

Online payment facility is not available. So please pay the registration fee onsite (at the registration counter) on the day of the meeting.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

IFLA 2013 Satellite Meeting "Workshop on Global Collaboration of Information Schools"

Date: 15 August, 2013

Venue:

Nanyang Executive Centre (Lecture Room 1)
Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673

Organized by:

In collaboration with:

Information schools are essentially a concept and a movement that has emerged to shape and foster a multidisciplinary approach to the study of ‘Information’. These schools have taken different routes from different disciplinary origins, primarily Library and Information Science, Information and Computer Technology, Media and Communication, Archives and Recordkeeping, and Business Management.

The strength of library and information science (LIS) schools is that they know how to design and manage libraries as a forum for people to make good use of information facilities and resources, and they know how to manage huge knowledge resources for people and over time. The development of WWW and new social networking services over the Internet have shown that coupling knowledge resources with knowledge sharing are key for the development of our communities. LIS schools have to demonstrate their relevance in helping people to fully exploit knowledge assets in the networked information, where the importance of libraries as a physical repository of knowledge resources may not be obvious to the general public. “Information Schools” is one new direction for LIS schools to realize their potential in the networked information environment. The social demands of libraries as a physical instance or a cyber-instance depend on culture and the social environment of each country and region.

Information schools around the world have developed various kinds collaborations in education and research, and for sharing ideas and resources. In the Asia-Pacific region, the Consortium of iSchools Asia-Pacific (http://www.cisap.asia) was set up as a voluntary organization of “information schools” with different roots but which are seeking to re-establish their relevance in the complex and evolving information environment of the 21^st century.

In North America, the iSchools organization (http://ischools.org/) is a collection of iSchools with each school having “its own strengths and specializations, together they share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.” There are other collaborative networks of LIS/information schools around the world.

This one day workshop is planned to foster exchange and collaboration among educators, researchers and practitioners who are involved in information schools of all types from different regions of the world. It will help participants to share information about faculty and student exchange and recruitment opportunities, experiences and lessons learnt.

Workshop program is now available.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION (Submission is closed)

Submission due: 30 April, 2013
Acceptance notification: 31 May,2013
Final paper submission: 15 July, 2013
Workshop: 15 August, 2013

Please send an abstract (1 page or about 500words), in English, of the proposed paper and relevant biographical information of the author(s)/presenter(s) by 30 April 2013 to

wis_cisap@googlegroups.com

and send a copy to:

Claven Hao-Ren Ke
Program Chair
email: clavenke@ntnu.edu.tw

Please indicate "IFLA 2013 Workshop on Global Collaboration of Information Schools" in the subject line.

Abstracts received will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Successful proposals will be identified by 31 May 2013. Full papers will be due by 15 July 2013.

CONFERENCE VENUE AND REGISTRATION

Online registration is now open!

Online payment facility is not available. So please pay the registration fee onsite (at the registration counter) on the day of the meeting.

Location of the Meeting

Nanyang Executive Centre (Lecture Room 1)
Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673
Directions: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/nec/necexperience/Pages/Contact.aspx

Free bus transport from Suntec Convention Centre (venue of IFLA WLIC) to the Nanyang Executive Centre will be provided:

  • Pickup time: 8:00am (please be early) on Aug 14 (Wed.) and Aug. 15 (Thur)
  • Pickup point: SUNTEC Convention Centre, taxi drop-off driveway (at “Big Picture” entrance with 2 escalators) along Temasek Boulevard.

See floor plan and photo of the location.

After dinner, the bus will leave Nanyang Executive Centre at 8:00pm and bring participants back to Suntec. Transport arrangements will be made for participants who are unable to stay for dinner and wish to return at 6:00pm.

Registration fee:

Meeting registration fee

  • online registration by Sat., July 20, 2013: SGD$100 or USD$90 (online registration site to be announced later)
  • onsite registrationSGD$120 or USD$110

Payment of registration fee to be made onsite.

Local contact person: Chris Khoo (chriskhoo@pmail.ntu.edu.sg)

COMMITTEES

Organizing Committee co-chairs

  • Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Christopher Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Program Committee co-chairs

  • Hao-Ren Ke (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Chern Li Liew (Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand)

Publication Co-chairs

  • Shaheen Majid (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Vilas Wuwongse (Tammasat University, Thailand)

Publicity Co-chairs

  • Christopher Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Hideo Joho (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Organizing Committee

  • Gobinda Chowdhury (University Technology Sydney, Australia)
  • Hao-Ren Ke (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Christopher Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Chern Li Liew (Victoria University Wellington, Australia)
  • Brendan Luyt (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Shaheen Majid (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Shalini Urs (University of Mysore, India)
  • Vilas Wuwongse (Tammasat University, Thailand)