Nordic Network for PhD Students in Information Studies
The Department of Information Studies hosts a two-day workshop aiming at developing the Nordic community for PhD students within information studies. During the workshop, there will be time for networking and sharing project ideas and interests.
As new technologies emerge, the field of Information Studies changes. Increased computing power, the evolvement of the internet, social network sites and mobile technologies create new ways of interacting with and making sense of information. These developments provide great potentials for citizens and users to contribute actively to collective knowledge production, as well as opportunities for companies and governments to collect, analyze, share and utilize information to increase revenue or control. On a more practical level, our professions also change. In healthcare, museums, archives, and libraries, technologies are used to digitize services and increase participation, changing the practices of professionals.
These developments make information studies a diverse and interdisciplinary field that concerns issues ranging from privacy, information literacy, and information interaction to cultural policy. During the workshop, the intention is to dwell in the diversity of our field, and to connect and learn from each other’s domains and approaches.
Additional theme on Open Access publishing
As part of the workshop, we would like to facilitate mutual discussions about the collective issue of Open Access to scientific publications. The hugely profitable business model of commercial journal publishing has long been a topic of critique within the academic world. However, it seems that a concrete response emerges around the alliance of European research funders “cOALition S”.
cOALition S has outlined its vision for a transition to full Open Access of academic research in “Plan S”, which presents an opportunity to consider the future of academic publishing and the possibilities of collective response to the commercial structures that influence research publication.
Who can attend?
The workshop is primarily for PhD students of information studies in the Nordic countries.
Please attach a short description (max. 2 A4 pages) of your PhD project when you register.
Deadline for registration is 30 August, 2019.
Participation is free and includes catering during the two workshop days. Participants pay for travelling and accommodation themselves. On 30 September, we will arrange for dinner in Copenhagen at reasonable prices. However, at their own costs.
A detailed programme will be published later on this website.
The workshop will take place at University of Copenhagen, South Campus in building 4, ground floor, room 4A-0-56.
South Campus is within a 2,5 km radius from city center, main train station, city hall and other central parts of Copenhagen.
How to get to South Campus:
By bus: Bus number 12 (from Vesterport Station and the town hall square) and number 33 (from the town hall square).
By metro: Take the metro to Islands Brygge Station. From the station you have a 5-minute walk to the campus area.
Link to Rejseplanen: Here you can simply write where from and where to you want to go and the site will provide you with all travel details (distance, price, travel possibilities).
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