Spring 2018 Publications by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

As a companion to our previous post, we present some of the publications our Library faculty and academic professionals have published this past spring. Topics include management in the library workplace, data curation, and digital humanities pedagogy. Peruse the selected bibliography we have provided below to learn more about these topics.

(Links to OA journal access, the DOI for individual articles, or the catalog record are provided when available.)

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Spring 2018 Presentations by Library Faculty and Academic Professionals

This past spring, our Library faculty and academic professionals traveled across the country to present on a wide variety of topics. As always, we congratulate our researchers on their important contributions to the U of I and to Library and Information Science and other disciplines. A selected bibliography of these presentations is provided below.

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Dr. Clara M. Chu Elected President of ASIS&T

Dr. Clara M. Chu, Director and Mortenson Distinguished Professor and an affiliated faculty at The iSchool of Illinois, has been elected President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

The mission of ASIS&T is to advance the information sciences and related applications of information technology by providing focus, opportunity, and support to information professionals and organizations. ASIS&T has been in existence for over 80 years and is represented in 50 different countries.

Dr. Chu was a member of the ASIS&T International Relations Committee from 2015-2016, the ASIS&T Arts and Humanities special interest group (SIG) from 1988-1999 and the ASIS&T International Information Issues special interest group (SIG) from 1993-1999.

Dr. Chu was most recently featured on the Recognizing Excellence blog for her Beta Phi Mu award.

Portions of this post have been adapted from the ASIS&T website

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Belovari Wins Hugh A. Taylor Archivaria Award

Susanne Belovari, Archivist for Faculty Papers, has received the 2018 Hugh A. Taylor Award from Archivaria, the scholarly journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists, for her article “Historians and Web Archives.” Archivaria is one of only 2 peer-reviewed archival journals globally given an A+ for publication of quality research by the Australian Research Council in 2010. The full citation for Belovari’s award reads:

“The World Wide Web is often seen as the paradigmatic form of late twentieth century digital culture. Susanne Belovari’s fresh and timely article demonstrates that despite its  importance, archivists have not yet figured out how to preserve the Web for future use. The article brings both archival and historical perspectives to the debate about Web archiving: perspectives that, as the author shows, are much needed but have often been missing both from discussion of this topic and from practical initiatives in the Web archiving field. Through an imaginative and playful thought experiment that takes the perspective of a historian in 2050 trying to understand the Web in 2015, Belovari offers a stark vision of the archival future, demonstrating the dangerous limitations of most current approaches to Web preservation. ”

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