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Archive for the 'MPhil / PhD' Category

Graduate Open Day

By Anne Welsh, on 29 October 2012

UCL Graduate Students Open Day Wednesday 21 November 2012

 

UCL Department of Information Studies (DIS) is a leading centre for research and professional education inlibrarianshipinformation sciencearchives and records managementpublishing and the

digital humanities.

 

Come along to our Faculty and Departmental Graduate Students Open Day: talk to teaching staff, visit the campus and library, hear from researchers and chat with current students. It takes place on Wednesday 21November 2012From 11am in Wilkins South Cloisters, Gower Street, UCL (please register athttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/grad-open-day/ )

And from 3pm – 7pm in DIS, Foster Court, Ground Floor, UCL (for details see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis ).

 

Students benefit from studying in the UK’s largest information school, at one of the world’s top 10 universities. We offer MA/MSc/Diploma programmes in Digital Humanities; Library and Information Studies; Archives and Records Management; Publishing; Electronic Communication & Publishing and Information Science.

 

Our teaching is built upon an international research reputation: the department hosts three research centres and two research groups: Centre for PublishingCentre for Digital Humanities (CDH), Centre for Archives and Records Research (ICARUS)Applied Logic Group and Knowledge Organization Group. We welcome research students (MRes, MPhil and PhD) in all these areas.

 

 

Zine Workshop

By Anne Welsh, on 17 October 2012

Yesterday part-time MA LIS student Siobhan Britton gave an introduction to zine-making at a workshop in UCL’s temporary exhibition Strindberg’s Red Room – the location of PhD student Sara Wingate Gray’s talk on the poetics of the library at the beginning of the month, and of The Itinerant Poetry Librarian’s appearance on National Poetry Day.

Red Room events continue all week before the exhibition closes on 21 October.

Successful Upgrade

By Anne Welsh, on 13 June 2012

Congratulations to Kaydene Duffus, who passed her Upgrade from MPhil to PhD status today.

 

Seeking SLAIS and DIS Alumni

By Holly B Kosmin, on 12 June 2012

UCL graduation

image by mansikka

UCL DIS (Department of Information Studies) is gathering information about its alumni, including former students of SLAIS (School of Library, Archives, and Information Studies – we changed our name in January 2009).

If you’re one of our alumni then we’d like to know what you’re up to now. Please can you tell us if you’re working, volunteering, studying or doing something else? What organisation are you at? What do you do? Where in the world are you?

You can comment on this post if you like, with your name, email address and details, or if you’d prefer to send us an email please do at:  l.keshav@ucl.ac.uk.

Don’t worry, we’re not going to share this information with anyone without your permission, and if we use it to produce data on UCL DIS/SLAIS alumni it will not be linked to you as an individual. We may contact you again to ask if we can use you as a case study for our website but we will not do so unless you have expressly agreed to this.

Please help us spread the word and reach as many alumni as possible by passing this on to other alumni you’re in touch with, and sharing the link on Facebook and Twitter.

Many thanks!

The Day of Archaeology 2012

By Lorna J Richardson, on 8 June 2012

The Day of Archaeology 2012 is a crowd-sourced archaeological blogging project, designed to show the world what archaeologists really do.  This year the project will be running on June 29th, and full details about the project can be found through the links on the poster below:

Day of Archaeology Publicity Poster

Successful Upgrades

By Anne Welsh, on 30 May 2012

Four students have recently passed their upgrades from MPhil to PhD.

Congratulations to Paul Gooding, Elaine Penn, Alicia Ramirez Gonzales and Claire Ross

Contribute to the Blog

By Anne Welsh, on 21 May 2012

 

If you are a current student or one of our alumni (dating back to our time as the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies) and have professional news to share, we’d love to hear from you. Find out how to contribute on our “About” page.

 

 

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Image: elod beregszaszi, copyright commons, some rights reserved.

UCL DIS at CIG 2012

By Anne Welsh, on 21 May 2012

Two students have had papers accepted at the main UK conference for cataloguing and indexing, CIG 2012: the Value of Cataloguing, which takes place in Sheffield, 10-11 September.

William Earp will give a lightning talk entitled ‘Connecting the dots: the birth of RDA, the death of MARC and the library semantic web’, based on his current MA LIS dissertation research.

Kate Whaite (MPhil / PhD) will speak on ‘Finding value in History: gaining knowledge by examining historical practices’, which draws on her experience in the impact of historical methods within cataloguing practice gained in her MA LIS and PhD studies. Kate is also second author on a full paper at the conference, in which she and Anne Welsh (Lecturer in LIS) elucidate ‘Our hybrid history and its action points for today’. Following the conference’s keynote address, this will open the first session in the conference theme ‘Working with New Standards’.

From a glance at the draft programme (pdf) it seems that other lightning round papers are practitioner-authored, so it is good to see UCL DIS flying the flag for the academic study of cataloguing.

 

PhD Student at Core of Winning Team

By Anne Welsh, on 21 May 2012

Anyone who follows UCL news cannot have failed to read about the Grant Museum‘s spectacular win at this year’s Museums and Heritage Awards. At the heart of the QRator team who devised the iPad-based initiative is PhD student Claire Ross, pictured here with supervisor and QRator team member Dr Melissa Terras.

Claire has blogged about the night on the UCLDH Blog and her own blog, the appropriately-named Digital Nerdosaurus. You can also read perspectives from Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL CASA and QRator Co-Principal Investigator); Dr Melissa Terras; and, of course, the Grant Museum itself. If it’s pictures you are after, UCL News has posted a set on its flickr account.

DIS Research Student Awarded Cross Disciplinary Training Scholarship

By Alexandra M M Eveleigh, on 20 April 2012

UCL DIS research student Alexandra Eveleigh has been awarded a one-year graduate research scholarship for cross disciplinary training and will spend a year from October 2012 at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC).  The scheme encourages PhD students from any discipline right across UCL to apply to study for an additional year in another UCL department, thus acquiring new research skills and knowledge which can be applied back into their normal area of research.  Up to four students are awarded scholarships each year.

Alexandra’s research focuses on the impact and implications of user collaboration initiatives for archival theory and practice.  She is particularly interested in online user participation or ‘crowdsourcing’ – in what motivates people to take part in projects such as UCL’s Transcribe Bentham or the Old Weather project, and in the interactions that occur on such sites between participants, professionals and the research users of these kinds of collaboratively constructed resources.  UCLIC is a leading UK centre of excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research, studying the interactions between people and technology.