Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/rss.xml en SAA Archives Reading Group Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/saa-archives-reading-group-meeting <p>The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Archives Reading Group will be holding their first meeting on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Quality Bar, 110 N Neil St, Champaign. Come out and discuss Jean Dryden's article "The Role of Copyright in Selection for Digitization" from SAA's American Archivist journal. We'll talk about the issues related to copyright restrictions on access to digital archives. How well do archivists need to know copyright law? What are the copyright risks involved in making archival materials available online? What is the best practice for copyright risk-assessment of digital materials? We will discuss these questions and more at the SAA Archives Reading Group!</p><p>Because we're all busy people and it's kind of short notice, please feel free to show up even if you don't have time to read the article. We'll hang out, have a few drinks, and chat about copyright law and digital archives, among other things. </p><p>Article: Jean Dryden. "The Role of Copyright in Selection for Digitization," <em>The American Archivist 77</em>(1); Spring/Summer 2014. This article reports the findings of a study of the impact of copyright on what U.S.archival repositories select for digitization and the extent to which they seek authorization from rights holders. Based on the website content of 96 repositories, 66 survey responses, and 18 interviews, the findings reveal a wide range of practice. While American repositories are generally conservative in that they digitize holdings that present no copyright complications, there is evidence of a shift from an item-level copyright analysis approach to a bolder risk-assessment approach that may better achieve the archival mission to make holdings available for use. The article identifies tools to support a risk-assessment approach and suggests areas of further research to identify best practices.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality Bar, 110 N Neil St, Champaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Society of American Archivists Student Chapter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/23/saa-archives-reading-group-meeting#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:48:25 +0000 cglaze 9507 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Courseapalooza (Pilot Event) http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/courseapalooza-pilot-event <p>On-campus students are invited to a small trial-run of an event to join core GSLIS faculty for very short overviews of their spring courses and mingling/discussion. Refreshments provided! If this pilot is successful we'll expand to include online students/instructors in spring. Please contact <a href="mailto:kmcdowel@illinois.edu">Kate McDowell</a> if you have any questions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 126 LIS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Student Affairs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">3:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/courseapalooza-pilot-event#comments Student Affairs Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:18:07 +0000 lmeccoli 9506 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS Corporate Roundtable: Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/gslis-corporate-roundtable-measuring-what-matters-stakeholders <p>Please join us for the year's final GSLIS Corporate Roundtable. "Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders" will be presented by Jacqueline Leskovec, Planning, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The session will be held at the University of Illinois Research Park, EnterpriseWorks Building, 60 Hazelwood Drive (corner of Oak and Hazelwood), Suite 130. As in the past, the CRT venue may change due to participant response.</p><p>As information professionals and knowledge managers, we are challenged with how we get decision makers to understand the value that we bring to our organizations. Measuring what matters to key stakeholders is one step in the process. This presentation will provide a framework for defining and communicating meaningful measures and offer an opportunity for particpants to sample some tools that will help them demonstrate how their services make a difference to the organization. This is a pared down version of a four-hour workshop made available to health sciences and other librarians. The educational objectives include:</p><ul><li>Understand the library's value within the mission of the larger organization</li><li>Identify key library stakeholders and what matters to them</li><li>Build measurement into the strategic planning process</li><li>Learn about toold that link activities to outcomes</li><li>Communicate value through measurement results</li></ul><p>Attendees are encouraged to confirm their participation no later than Friday, October 31 either by email to <a href="mailto:">"Sharon Johnson"-sdjohnso, at illinois.edu-</a> or phone 217-244-6473. Box lunches will be provided for those participating in person. Please advise if there are any dietary restrictions. Those joining the discussion remotely will be provided with a local and toll-free number for dial-in and instructions for connecting to Microsoft Lync for the webconference portion of the meeting. A confirmation email will be sent on Tuesday, November 4 with pertinent details.</p><p>The 2015 GSLIS CRT dates have been set. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend on March 6 (Applied Project Session), June 5, September 11, and November 13.</p><p>Recommendations for future topics or a desire to lead an upcoming session are always welcome.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> University of Illinois Research Park, EnterpriseWorks Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/07/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">11:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/11/07/gslis-corporate-roundtable-measuring-what-matters-stakeholders#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:55:25 +0000 mclaugh 9505 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS students to present at Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-students-present-gender-and-sexuality-information-studies-colloquium <p>GSLIS doctoral students Emily Lawrence and K.R. Roberto and master's student Kellee Warren will present separate talks at the <a href="http://litwinbooks.com/2014colloquium.php" target="_blank">Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium</a> at the University of Toronto on October 18, 2014. The colloquium aims to view the information field through the critical lens of gender and sexuality, considering the challenges and advantages of that interaction. <br /><br />Lawrence will co-present, along with Richard Fry of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, “Pornography, Bomb Building and Good Intentions: What would it take for an internet filter to work?” Lawrence and Fry will argue that objections to content only make sense relative to situated knowers. The “situated knower” is a concept from feminist epistemology that relates to situated knowledge or knowledge that reflects a person’s individual perspectives, which are influenced by social locations. Thus, a genuinely successful Internet filter would account for features of both content and knower. Without mind-reading, Internet filters are at least conceptually capable of failure, and their “successes” will be in some sense incidental.</p><p>K.R. Roberto will co-present, along with Amber Billey of the University of Vermont, “Questioning Authority: Describing Gender in Name Authority Records.” New cataloging rules (RDA Rule 9.7) instruct to catalogers record the gender of a person. Roberto and Billey will discuss how this policy by the Library of Congress (LC) and the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) limits catalogers to a binary list of male, female, and not known, and reinforces regressive conceptions of gender. Roberto also will be moderating the session, “Descriptions and Discontents.”</p><p>Kellee Warren will present, “The Archival Science Profession and the Underrepresented: Enslaved Black Women in the French Antilles, French Archives, and French Attitudes.” She will specifically discuss archival appraisal theory, Black Feminist theory, archives, and power and the influence on the collection of archival materials on enslaved black women of the French Antilles. This history alludes to the global lack of diversity in the archival and library and information science professions.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/gslis-students-present-gender-and-sexuality-information-studies-colloquium#comments student news Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:00 +0000 cashwill 9504 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu eResearch Roundtable: Data Curation for Biodiversity Informatics http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/eresearch-roundtable-data-curation-biodiversity-informatics <p>Bertram Ludäscher (GSLIS Professor), Mike Twidale (GSLIS Professor), Andrea Thomer (CIRSS PhD student) and Matt Yoder (Biological Informatician, Illinois Natural History Survey) will present at this week's session.</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p>There are an estimated 2-3 billion specimens held in natural history museums throughout the world; these specimens comprise an irreplaceable dataset documenting this planet's changing biodiversity over time, and will be crucial to understanding how ecosystems will further change in a warming world. However, this dataset's use is hindered by its distributed nature: these 2-3 billion data points are stored in thousands of museums, catalog ledgers, databases, and computer systems, and only a tiny fraction of them have even been digitized, let alone published in a usable electronic form. An interdisciplinary informatics approach is needed to mobilize this data -- one rooted not just in biology, but also in a sociotechnical understanding of computing systems.</p><p>In this ERRT, we'll first present three GSLIS-affiliated biodiversity informatics projects that aim to take such an approach:</p><ul><li>Bertram Ludäscher: "Kurator: A Provenance-enabled Workflow Platform and Toolkit to Curate Biodiversity Data"</li><li>Matt Yoder (Illinois Natural History Survey) and Mike Twidale: Semantic phenotypes in the context of TaxonWorks</li><li>Andrea Thomer and Mike Twidale: How Databases Learn -- a survey of long-term database use in natural histroy museums</li></ul><p>We'll then open the session to the broader group for discussion and exploration of links to other LIS-adjacent fields (such as CSCW, data curation) and areas of interest (software and workflow reproducibility, provenance).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 242 LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">2:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/eresearch-roundtable-data-curation-biodiversity-informatics#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:56:24 +0000 mclaugh 9503 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Center for Children's Books Fourteenth Annual Book Sale http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2015/02/16/center-childrens-books-fourteenth-annual-book-sale <p>The Center for Children's Books (CCB) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science is hosting its Fourteenth Annual Book Sale on Monday, February 16 through Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Sale hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day.</p><p>Thousands of new children's books will be available for youth ages birth through high school. The titles available represent the full spectrum of children's publishing in fiction and nonfiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, nonfiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more.</p><p>Paperback books are $1 or $2 each, hardcover books are $5 each, and individual items are priced as marked.</p><p>All proceeds support the Center for Children's Books and The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books.</p><p>Please contact the CCB by <a href="mailto:ccb@illinois.edu">email</a>, telephone (217) 244-9331, or visit us at <a href="http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu">http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu</a> for more information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24 LIS (CCB) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Center for Children&#039;s Books </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Mon, 02/16/2015</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Wed, 02/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2015/02/16/center-childrens-books-fourteenth-annual-book-sale#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:33:46 +0000 lmeccoli 9502 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Center for Children's Books Fourteenth Annual Book Pre-Sale http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2015/02/15/center-childrens-books-fourteenth-annual-book-pre-sale <p>Note: Tickets for the pre-sale are $20. You must call (217) 244-9331 or email to reserve your ticket. Ticket reservations will be accepted Monday, January 26 through Monday, February 9. </p><p>Thousands of new children's books will be available for youth ages birth through high school. The titles available represent the full spectrum of children's publishing in fiction and nonfiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, nonfiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more.</p><p>Paperback books are $1 or $2 each, hard cover books are $5 each, and individual items are priced as marked. </p><p>All proceeds support the Center for Children's Books and The Bulletin of The Center for Childrens Books.</p><p>Please contact the CCB by <a href="mailto:ccb@illinois.edu">email</a>, telephone (217) 244-9331, or visit us at <a href="http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu">http://ccb.lis.illinois.edu</a> for more information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 131 LIS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Center for Children&#039;s Books </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 02/15/2015 - <span class="date-display-start">1:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2015/02/15/center-childrens-books-fourteenth-annual-book-pre-sale#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:02:06 +0000 lmeccoli 9501 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu CIRSS Seminar Series: Laura Dietz http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/cirss-seminar-series-laura-dietz <p>At this session of the CIRSS Seminar Series, Laura Dietz, post-doctoral researcher and research scientist at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) at the University of Massachusetts, will present "Entity Linking with Document Retrieval and Vice Versa."</p><p><strong>Abstract:</strong></p><p>I will discuss the connection between two seemingly unrelated tasks: Entity linking and ad hoc document retrieval which turn out to be mutually benefiting each other. Entity Linking is the task of disambiguating entity mentions to a knowledge base -- a task typically discussed in NLP literature. In contrast, ad hoc document retrieval is the task of ranking documents be relevance to a given keyword query, which is a core taks in IR and search engines.</p><p>In the first half of the talk I will focus on how to solve the entity linking task. A famous approach is a joint inference approach which is usually carried on a heuristically selected subset of the knowledge base. In work with Jeff Dalton, I could show how an approximation to the joint inference approach can be implemented with IR to optimize over the whole knowledge base at once -- no heuristics necessary!</p><p>In the second half I will explore the inverse direction and show that entity links in the corpus can be effectively leveraged to solve the document retrieval problem. This is harder than generally believed in NLP, simply using the disambiguated entities is not sufficient. We use a combination of different approaches that are based on pseudo relevance feedback to inspect first pass rankings from the text corpus and the knowledge base. From these feedback sets we derive a relevance indicating distribution over entities, types, categories, and keyword terms that allow us to significantly improve on two IR benchmark collections.</p><p><strong>Bio:</strong></p><p>Laura Dietz is a post-doctoral researcher/research scientist working with Bruce Croft at the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR) at the University of Massachusetts. Before that she was working with Andrew McCallum. She obtained her doctoral degree with a thesis on topic models for networked data from Max Planck Institute for Informatik in early 2011, being supervised by Tobias Scheffer and Gerhard Weikum.</p><p><strong>Please note special time and location.</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 242 LIS Building </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/22/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">2:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">3:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/22/cirss-seminar-series-laura-dietz#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:29:26 +0000 mclaugh 9500 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu McDowell to lead storytelling workshop for Municipal Clerks of Illinois http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/mcdowell-lead-storytelling-workshop-municipal-clerks-illinois <p>Associate Professor Kate McDowell will lead the workshop, "Using Storytelling to Persuade and Lead," for the Municipal Clerks of Illinois Institute and Academy on October 17. McDowell was invited by former senator Richard J. Winkel, Jr., who serves as <a href="http://igpa.uillinois.edu/person/richard-j-winkel" target="_blank">director of the Office of Public Leadership</a> at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.</p><p>The workshop will introduce clerks to the basics of storytelling ethics, provide some examples of how storytelling models help to frame big and small conversations, and move into an interactive session where participants will be able to think of story prompts, identify common stories in their work, and strategize ways of telling and listening to help them serve their communities.</p><p>"As I see it, this is a great opportunity to connect with public servants who are responsible on a daily basis for making municipal laws and regulations easy for their citizens to understand and follow," said McDowell. "In preparation, I spoke with Phyllis Clark, who has been an elected municipal clerk in Urbana since the late 1960s. She was incredibly helpful in introducing me to the kinds of work clerks do every day and how storytelling—and story listening—can help address public concerns."</p><p>McDowell (MS ’99, PhD ’07) has been a member of the GSLIS faculty since 2007. She recently was <a href="/articles/2014/08/mcdowell-leads-student-affairs-team">appointed assistant dean for student affairs</a> following interim service in this role since January 2014. She teaches and conducts research in youth services librarianship, the history of readers, and storytelling, and she has published articles in <em>Children and Libraries, Book History,</em> <em>Libraries and the Cultural Record, </em>and <em>Library Quarterly</em>.</p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/mcdowell-lead-storytelling-workshop-municipal-clerks-illinois#comments faculty news storytelling Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:57:42 +0000 cashwill 9497 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Youth Literature Festival Community Day http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/18/youth-literature-festival-community-day <p>The Youth Literature Festival celebrates the value of literature in the lives of youth by bringing together local and national authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers to share their stories, their craft, and their enthusiasm with children, teens, and adults. The festival is organized by the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities and brought to you in partnership with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the University Library. This event is free and open to the public! For information about authors and activities, visit youthlitfest.education.illinois.edu. Please contact <a href="mailto:ccboutreach@illinois.edu">Anna Shustitzky</a> with any questions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iHotel and Conference Center, 1900 South First Street, Champaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> College of Education </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 10/18/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">10:00am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">3:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/18/youth-literature-festival-community-day#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:15:20 +0000 lmeccoli 9499 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Organisciak’s crowdsourcing research featured in The New Scientist http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/organisciak%E2%80%99s-crowdsourcing-research-featured-new-scientist <p><em>The New Scientist</em> recently featured research on crowdsourcing conducted by doctoral candidate Peter Organisciak. The article, <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429892.400-online-crowd-can-guess-what-you-want-to-watch-or-buy.html#.VC17HaPF89U" target="_blank">“Online crowd can guess what you want to watch or buy,”</a> highlighted research conducted by Organisciak and a team of researchers from Microsoft Research and MIT including Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research); Susan Dumais (Microsoft Research); Robert Miller (MIT CSAIL); Adam Kalai (Microsoft Research). </p> <p>Currently, most online prediction models use algorithms that need a lot of data to make suggestions to a user. In certain instances, however, there isn’t enough data to make those algorithms work. Organisciak and the team turned to crowdsourcing by online workers to make consumer recommendations and found that these “human recommendation engines” were very successful in predicting a user’s tastes. </p> <p>“When asking for people's input, the goal is often to reach a consensus or popular opinion. But with this work we explored online crowds for a different type of problem, where the right answer depends on who is asking,” said Organisciak. “In personal contexts, such as apartment hunting or travel planning, it is difficult to get help online because your preferences are highly particular.” </p> <p>Organisciak and the team gauged the opinions of online workers who were very similar to their user—a group of one-time personal assistants who had similar tastes they deemed “taste matchers.” They also solicited opinions from workers who only had a small amount of information with which to make a recommendation, known as “taste grokkers.” </p> <p>“We found that some people are remarkably adept at understanding your needs regardless of how similar they are. In fact, these taste grokkers can produce recommendations as good or even better than a well-matched worker,” said Organisciak. </p> <p>Consumers have become used to relying on the suggestions made by large online companies such as Amazon and because personalization is such a key component of a successful online business, Organisciak and the team are hopeful that crowdsourcing can bring success to smaller online companies as well. </p> <p>“Older systems have a competitive edge in recommendation because they hold so much data. Our approach can give a boost to new businesses trying to compete, helping the next Amazon or Netflix as they are starting out,” Organisciak said. </p> <p>The team’s paper, <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/2142/55268" target="_blank">"A Crowd of Your Own: Crowdsourcing for On-Demand Personalization,”</a> will be presented at the upcoming Conference on Human Computation &amp; Crowdsourcing (HCOMP 2014) held in early November. </p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/organisciak%E2%80%99s-crowdsourcing-research-featured-new-scientist#comments History, Economics, and Policy Online Communities Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:33:59 +0000 kimsch 9494 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Innovating at the Future of Healthcare Technology: Emerging Trends in Digital Health http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/16/innovating-future-healthcare-technology-emerging-trends-digital-health <p>Steve Sprieser (MS '14), a GSLIS alumnus, is a cofounder of Varsa Health, a startup that is changing the way healthcare providers interact with behavioral health patients.</p><p>Sprieser will share his perspectives on launching a company in data analytics in healthcare, providing insights as to digital technology's role in the changing healthcare system. He will also address opportunities for students in the healthcare technology space post-graduation.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2001 Khan Annex </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> College of Applied Health Sciences </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/16/innovating-future-healthcare-technology-emerging-trends-digital-health#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:01:06 +0000 lmeccoli 9492 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu GSLIS Connections General Meeting http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/15/gslis-connections-general-meeting <p>This meeting we will have a recap on LEEP weekend, discuss the Curtis Orchard trip, possible Halloween event ideas, and suggestions for November. This event will also be available through Blackboard Collarborate at the following link: <a href="http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting">http://go.illinois.edu/gslis_meeting</a>. Please contact <a href="mailto:cvolker2@illinois.edu">Clara Volker</a> with any questions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS 109 and VIRTUAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GSLIS Connections </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">12:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">1:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/15/gslis-connections-general-meeting#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:44:13 +0000 lmeccoli 9491 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Champaign County on Film http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/15/champaign-county-film <p>Let the Champaign County Historical Archives and Student Life and Culture Archives take you on a tour of Champaign County through time as captured by the lens. This mashup of archival films from the mid-1920s through the 21st century include aerials of Champaign-Urbana, college life, Orpheum Theatre,agricultural technology, the Flat Iron fire in the late 1940s, African-American CU Day Reunion, and the changing nature of transportation that includes trains, buses, and cars. Popcorn and soda will be served. The event will be held at the Lewis Auditorium in the Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street Urbana. To ride to the event with SAA, meet in front of GSLIS at 6:30 pm.To ride to the event with SAA, meet in front of GSLIS at 6:30 pm. Contact <a href="mailto:trammel2@illinois.edu">Anna Trammel</a> with any questions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium, 210 West Green Street, Urbana </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sponsor"> <div class="field-label">Sponsor:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SAA Student Chapter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-eventdate"> <div class="field-label">Event Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014 - <span class="date-display-start">7:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">8:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/events/2014/10/15/champaign-county-film#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:29:19 +0000 lmeccoli 9490 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu Solove to deliver ITI Distinguished Lecture on privacy and consent http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/solove-deliver-iti-distinguished-lecture-privacy-and-consent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> press release courtesy ITI </div> </div> </div> <p>GSLIS Assistant Professor Masooda Bashir is hosting renowned privacy scholar Daniel J. Solove when he visits campus to deliver a public talk, “Privacy, the Consent Dilemma, and the Problem of Defining Harm,” on October 14 at 3:00 p.m. The lecture is part of the Information Trust Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Bashir also serves as assistant professor in the Information Trust Institute at the College of Engineering. </p> <p>In this talk, Professor Solove will examine some of the challenging issues that privacy regulation must face in the years to come.  Much regulation of privacy seeks to facilitate what Solove refers to as “privacy self-management,” which involves providing people with control over their personal data, and allowing them to decide for themselves about how to weigh the costs and benefits of the collection, use, or disclosure of their information.  The problem is that in many circumstances, privacy self-management does not work and likely cannot be made to work.  Consent to collection, use, and disclosure of personal data is often not meaningful, and for various reasons, it might not be possible to make such consent meaningful.  The most apparent solution – paternalistic measures – even more directly denies people the freedom to make consensual choices.  Additionally, Professor Solove will discuss challenges in defining privacy harm.  Privacy harms are often abstract and not visceral.  The harms are often caused by the cumulative actions by a multitude of entities.  The law is currently not adept at handling these types of harms.  Solove will explore some ways forward in this very challenging area. </p> <p><a href="http://danielsolove.com/">Solove</a> is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a senior policy advisor at Hogan Lovells. He is also the founder of <a href="http://teachprivacy.com">TeachPrivacy</a>, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations.  Professor Solove is also co-reporter of the American Law Institute's Restatement of Information Privacy Principles.</p> <p>Solove is the author of several books, including: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2&amp;path=ASIN/0300172311&amp;tag=thedigitalper-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325"><em>Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security</em></a> (Yale University Press 2011), <a href="http://understanding-privacy.com"><em>Understanding Privacy</em></a> (Harvard University Press 2008), <a href="http://futureofreputation.com"><em>The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet</em></a> (Yale University Press 2007), and <a href="http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/Digital-Person/index.htm"><em>The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age</em></a>(NYU Press 2004).  Professor Solove is also the author of several textbooks, including: <a href="http://informationprivacylaw.com"><em>Information Privacy Law</em></a> (Aspen Publishing, 4th ed. 2012), <a href="http://informationprivacylaw.com"><em>Privacy Law Fundamentals</em></a> (IAPP, 2nd edition 2013), and <a href="http://informationprivacylaw.com"><em>Privacy, Information, and Technology</em></a> (Aspen Publishing, 3rd ed. 2012) (all textbooks with Paul M. Schwartz). </p> <p>He has written more than 50 law review articles in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and many others. Professor Solove blogs at <a href="http://docs.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/www.linkedin.com/today/post/articles/2259773">LinkedIn</a> as one of its “thought leaders,” and he has more than 850,000 followers.  </p> <p><em>ITI is a campus-wide interdisciplinary unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by the College of Engineering, that is fostering excellence in information trust and security. Participating units include, among others, the College of Applied Health Sciences; the College of Business; the College of Engineering; the College of Law; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Department of Aerospace Engineering; the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering; the Department of Computer Science; the Coordinated Science Laboratory; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; the Department of Industrial &amp; Enterprise Systems Engineering; and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. </em> </p> http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2014/10/solove-deliver-iti-distinguished-lecture-privacy-and-consent#comments information security and privacy Online Communities Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:49:29 +0000 kimsch 9489 at http://www.lis.illinois.edu