Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Friday Afternoon Seminar on Information Access:
296a-1 Seminar: Information Access, Spring 2018.
Fridays 3-5. 107 South Hall. Presentation
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON INFORMATION ACCESS.
South Hall 107, Fridays 3-5 pm. Everyone interested is welcome!
Jan 26: Wayne de FREMERY, Sogang University, Korea:
Documenting the 99%.
Those attempting to assess non-standard documentary forms
are at a disadvantage in curating data for large-scale, computer-aided
analysis. New tools and methods are needed for enabling communities
around the world to better curate, assess, share, preserve, and make
use of their historically and culturally specific documentary traditions.
Addressing broad topics in bibliography and document studies while
focusing specifically on historical, literary, and cultural information
difficult to extract from image data, I introduce new technologies and
methodologies for documenting the 99% of documents for which optical
character recognition (OCR) and other automated systems cannot provide
accurate descriptions and/or transcriptions.
Wayne de Fremery teaches Korean literature at Sogang
University in Seoul where he develops new technologies for investigating
Korean literature and documentary traditions, as well as information
systems as cultural systems.
Feb 2: Anno SAXENIAN: Issues and Opportunities facing the School.
Dean Saxenian will comment on some of the challenges and
opportunities facing the campus and the School.
Feb 9: Marcia BATES, UCLA: Information and Embodiment.
Looking for and gathering information is usually viewed as
a primarily cognitive process. But information is absorbed and processed
through the body as well. A fuller understanding of human interaction with
information requires the integration of a sense of physical embodiment as
well. The study of embodiment has infused anthropology, psychology, and
biology in recent years. In the paper, portions of this research are
brought to bear on the study of human information seeking and use. Topics
addressed briefly in a targeted way include: Information and Survival, the
Law of Requisite Variety, Information Literacy, Ecological Psychology, the
New Unconscious, Grounded and Embodied Cognition, the Extended Phenotype,
Niche Construction, and Cognitive Assemblages. In the talk, some of these
topics will be used to exemplify the embodiment approach.
Marcia J. Bates is Professor Emerita in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Information Studies.
Feb 16: Elaine SEDENBERG.
Feb 23: Joshua BLUMENSTOCK.
Mar 9: Stephen ABRAMS.
Mar 16: Chris HOOFNAGLE.
Mar 30: Spring break. No seminar meeting.
Apr 6: Catherine MARSHALL.
Apr 20: Deirdre MULLIGAN.
May 4: Michael BUCKLAND.
The Seminar will resume in the Fall semester.