School of Information
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

 Friday Afternoon Seminar on Information Access: Schedule.
  296a-1 Seminar: Information Access, Spring 2018.
Fridays 3-5. 107 South Hall. Presentation Summaries. Email list.
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.
  Fall 2017 schedule and summaries.