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Research Seminars in Library and Information Science (LIS)

The research seminar is a forum in which research within and relevant to library and information science is presented, reviewed and discussed by senior researchers, doctoral students, visiting scholars and other interested parties.

The seminars are an essential part of the doctoral study program in library and information science. The research seminars have been ongoing since the 1990´s. Always on Mondays at 14:30 – 16:00. The seminars are held in Swedish, English or another Scandinavian language.

If you are interested in presenting your research at a research seminar, please contact research seminar administrator Catarina Eriksson. The texts for the seminars can be requested from Catarina Eriksson at the very least one week before the seminar date. The text will be distributed in paper form by regular mail.

Please be aware of that the seminar schedule can be changed. Seminars may be added or cancelled rapidly.

Autumn 2016 - Programme

The seminars are held in room D 519, from 14:30 until 16:00 if not anything else is announced.

Monday 5 September

Juan Antonio Pastor Sanchez

Data on the Web: from technologies to best practices

The Semantic Web technologies have opened new possibilities for access to information resources through the Internet. While the conventional use of the web focus on access and view digital objects or HTML documents, the Semantic Web is based on interoperability and reuse to represent and publish structured data. In recent years the technologies of the Semantic Web have led to projects within the paradigm Linked Open Data. Currently, once the technologies and applications have reached a high level of maturity, it is gaining strength a more general concept of "Data on the Web" in which datasets are not uncommon resources but a new model for publish information from all types of organizations. In this context, it is currently working on defining a set of guidelines or standards of good practices to ensure the quality of the datasets.

Juan-Antonio Pastor-Sánchez is a Professor at the University of Murcia, Spain. He is PhD in Library and Information Science and teaching in the area of Construction of Digital Information Systems. He has worked as documentalist and designer of information systems, online learning enviroments and web design. His research focuses on the application of the technologies of the Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Ontology Design and Content Management Systems. Furthermore, currently he holds the position of Library Coordinator at the University of Murcia.

The seminar will be held in English

Monday 12 September

No scheduled seminar

Monday 19 September

No scheduled seminar

Monday 26 September

No scheduled seminar

Monday 3 October

VIVA at 13:00 in C 203

David Gunnarsson Lorentzen

Monday 10 October

Emma Forsgren

Final seminar

Monday 17 October

No scheduled seminar

Monday 24 October

Lisa Given, Australia

Information Behaviour and Research Impact: Fostering Industry Relationships to Support Knowledge Transfer and Research Adoption

Australia’s wine industry is shaped by well-funded partnerships between wine scientists, viticulturists, and oenologists. However, despite the existence of an extensive array of outreach activities designed to foster information sharing (e.g., seminars; mobile applications; factsheets), the adoption of scientific innovations in vineyards and wineries remains low. This seminar presents results of an exploratory, interdisciplinary study (funded by the Australian Research Council) of wine scientists’ information-sharing activities with their industry partners. The project explored winemaker and vineyard managers’ information behaviours and technology use, with a focus on the application of wine science innovations in the workplace. Qualitative focus group interviews were conducted at four Australian wineries, with twenty-five winemakers and grape growers involved in interactive wine-tasting seminars presented by university-based wine scientists. The interview results demonstrate the value of co-created knowledge to encourage adoption of grape growing and harvesting innovations. The seminar design encouraged two-way sharing of knowledge and practice innovations, ensuring that both scientists and industry members gained an understanding of barriers and facilitators to adoption. The findings underscore the importance of fostering ongoing, interpersonal relationships in the generation and communication of knowledge for research adoption.

Lisa Given is professor of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia.

The seminar will be held in English

Monday 31 October

Annemaree Lloyd, Frances Hultgren and Ola Pilerot

On refugees and information practices

The seminar will be held in English

Monday 7 November

Syed Rahmat Ullah Shah

Sustainable competence development of librarians in Pakistan.

This study is an attempt to explain competence development in a person as one’s socio-cultural and historic development. Theoretical bases in this research are a combination of Vygotsky’s theory and McClelland’s need theory. Major focus in the study is on the theoretical aspects. Empirical data is of Pakistani librarians. It has mixed research methods but prime focus is on quantitative research methods to analyse empirical data. Expected completion and onward defence has been planned by the end of 2017.

Syed Rahmat Ullah Shah is a Ph.D. student at Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS). He holds an International Masters in Information Management from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was serving as Librarian at University of the Punjab in Pakistan. His research interests include competence development, life-long professional learning, knowledge sharing, and quantitative research methods. This is his mid seminar.

The seminar will be held in English

Monday 14 November

Karl Berglund

Packaging Murder: Covers, Titles and Extra Material of Swedish Crime Fiction in the 2000s

Karl Berglund is PhD student in literature at Uppsala University, Sweden. He will talk about his thesis that deals with the commercial success of Swedish crime fiction in the 2000s, and how book trade structures interconnects with the fictions it distributes.

The language of the seminar is Swedish.

Monday 21 November

Ulrika Centerwall

School librarians: identity, agency, visibility and femininity

I will present my first accepted paper called Performing the school librarian and a manuscript for a second paper called Making school libraries visible as infrastructure. There will also be a draft of the conclusions/kappa of the thesis.

Ulrika Centerwall is a PhD student at The Swedish School of Library and Information Science and a member of The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS). This is her mid seminar.

The seminar will be held in English.

Monday 28 November

Berthilde Uwamwezi

Mergers and sharing: practices of resource sharing at libraries of University of Rwanda.

Berthilde Uwamwezi is a PhD student under sponsorship of bilateral cooperation between Sweden and the University of Rwanda (UR-Sweden Programme for research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement). Before that I have been working at University of Rwanda as Director of Library at College of Business and Economics. This is her mid seminar.

Monday 5 December

Sara Ahlryd

Information practices in transformation between education and vocational training - boundary crossing and identity creation in the information landscape. (In Swedish: Informationspraktiker i förändring mellan utbildning och praktik - gränspassering och identitetsskapande i informationslandskapet)

Sara Ahlryd is a PhD student at the SSLIS and also works as a teacher at the Linnaeus university.This is her mid seminar.

The text is written in Swedish and the seminar will be held in Swedish.

Monday 12 December

Catarina Eriksson

On "children" and "libraries". A study of the Swedish debate in policies and professions 1945-2009.

The question is: Which ideas are using children's libraries as arena? Official investigations and professional journals are used as empirical material for this idea analysis. An institutional perspective has been used in this study.

Catarina Eriksson is a PhD student at SSLIS. This is her mid semina

The seminar will be held in Swedish.

Monday 19 December

A book discussion in Swedish