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ASIST 2015: Kent State SLIS Faculty and Alumni Presentations

Several Kent State University School of Library and Information Science faculty and alumni will be presenting at the 2015 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual conference in St. Louis, Mo.

We also hope that you will be able to stop by and visit us at the Alumni Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Presentations and poster sessions by faculty and alumni


SLIS alumna Virginia Dressler, M.A., M.L.I.S. ’07, will be presenting at a pre-conference event for SIG-MET: “Beyond Google Analytics: Using the ‘Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources’ to embed metrics and gauge use of regional digital collections.” Dressler is digital projects librarian for Kent State University Libraries.

Saturday, Nov. 7

SIG/CR workshop, Conceptual Crowbars and Classification at the Crossroads: The Impact and Future of Classification Research: SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., will be presenting “Participatory Systems of Knowledge Representation and Organization” at 11:30 a.m.

11th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: The Impacts of Social Informatics Research (SIG/SI): SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., coordinated the review process for this year’s symposium and is the SIG SI secretary. Last year, he was one of the recipients of the ASIST New Leaders Award.

Monday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m.

Panel: “If You Build It, Will They Come?” A Discussion of Use Cases and Barriers of Using the Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Available as Linked Open Data (LOD)

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., organized this panel and will be presenting “New Functions of LOD KOS Beyond ‘Value Vocabularies’ and Barriers in the Current Practices of Using Them.” The panel includes Marjorie Hlava (President, Chairman, and founder of Access Innovations, Inc., Albuquerque), Joseph A. Busch (Founder and Principal Consultant of Taxonomy Strategies, Washington, D.C.) and Olga Buchel (data analyst at Counting Opinions, Canada).

SLIS alumna Maja Žumer, M.L.S. ’93, will moderate the discussion.

Monday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m.

President’s Reception featuring posters: "Data Management and Curation Practices: The Case of Using DSpace and Implications” by SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and Hsin-liang Chen will be presented by Hsin-liang Chen.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

An opportunity for Kent State SLIS faculty, alumni, students and friends to reconnect.