The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that on December 8, 2017 Jonathan Dorey successfully defended his PhD in the School of Information Studies at McGill University. His thesis is entitled “Archival interaction: a framework to assess university archives websites from the perspectives of history undergraduate students.” The goal of this exploratory research is to provide an exhaustive portrait of the effectiveness and efficiency of Canadian university archives websites by extending to a Canadian context similar research that was done in the United States.
The Fourth Annual “Best Paper in Knowledge Organization Award” for Volume 43 (2016) has been awarded to:
Elaine Ménard, Nouf Khashman, Svetlana Kochkina, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Patricia Velazquez-Morales, Fen Zhou, Pierre Jourlin, Priyanka Rawat, Peter Peinl, Elvys Linhares Pontes and Ilaria Brunetti (2016) .“A Second Life for TIIARA: From Bilingual to Multilingual!” Knowledge Organization 43 no. 1: 22-34.
Prof Guastavino will be featured on Télé Québec show Electrons Libres airing November 17th at 18h30 for a short documentary on the Sounds of the City project
For more information or to watch the show online click here
The inaugural winner of the fellowship, Rajat Bhateja is a second-year Masters of Information Studies student in the School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts.
W., Chen, B-C., & Shu, F (accepted). Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016). Aslib Journal of Information Management. 69(4)
Available at here https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1707/1707.01162.pdf
Écoutez Catherine Guastavino et Romain Dumoulin nous parler du projet de recherche La ville sonore (Sounds in the city) dans une entrevue réalisée à l’émission Les Années Lumières de Radio-Canada durant le 85ème congrès de l’ACFAS.
The goal of the proposed research is to investigate the metaliteracy knowledge and skills of millennials when seeking and using information not only for academia but also for their day-to-day lives. The metaliteracy construct encompasses the traditional scholarly information as well as alternative digital contents delivered through the Web, social media, wikis, blogs, etc. The target population of the study is the undergraduate students at different stages of their studies and across multiple disciplines.
Please see the ACFAS website for more information about the event
Dr. Catherine Guastavino, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, has received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant in collaboration with Ville de Montreal and Dumoulin Acoustics. Doctoral student Daniel Steele from the Multimodal Interaction Lab takes a leading role in the project. Visit sounds-in-the-city.org for more information.
The American Library Association granted continued accreditation to our school in January 2017.
The full external review panel report can be seen here
Prof. Karyn Moffatt, Assistant Professor, McGill School of Information has been awarded the Tier 2 – Canada Research Chair in Inclusive Social Computing
For more information please see the reporter article linked below
On October 18, 2016, as a Local Arrangement Chair, prof. Fung received the Service Award from the IEEE 2016 International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2016). The award comes with free registrations for the conference in the next three years.
Prof. Fung would like to congratulate his PhD students at SIS who served as volunteers at the conference, he shares this honour with them.
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu on receiving a FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship.
Fei’s research investigates the difference between Web of Science and local Chinese bibliometric databases and contributes to understanding of whether international bibliometric databases can be used to evaluate national research performance.
Fei's supervisors are Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien and Dr. Vincent Larivière, EBSI, UdeM.
To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems