JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for WEBSITE-INFO-MGT Archives


WEBSITE-INFO-MGT Archives

WEBSITE-INFO-MGT Archives


WEBSITE-INFO-MGT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

WEBSITE-INFO-MGT Home

WEBSITE-INFO-MGT Home

WEBSITE-INFO-MGT  December 2018

WEBSITE-INFO-MGT December 2018

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

UKeiG announces 2018 Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award

From:

John Wickenden <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

John Wickenden <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 15:21:16 +0000

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (31 lines)

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG), in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG), is delighted to announce that the winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award for 2018, in recognition of her contributions to the field of information retrieval, is Professor Pia Borlund (Department of Archivists, Library and Information Science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway.)

Professor Borlund was nominated for the award by Diane H. Sonnenwald, Emerita Professor of Library & Information Studies at University College Dublin, and received unanimous praise and support from the Strix judging panel. ‘Similar to the memorable Dr Tony Kent, the work by Borlund is original and innovative, and has had a significant impact on information retrieval (IR) research and applications. Her approaches are analytical and practical, and her devotion and dedication to users and interactive information retrieval (IIR) are outstanding. Within the IR community, Borlund is known for her innovative contributions to IR user studies, evaluations and test design, including strong, novel methodological contributions to IIR evaluation. In particular, she is recognised for the development of her IIR evaluation model which uniquely employs simulated work task situations. Borlund developed the IIR evaluation model as a doctoral student by taking up the challenges of the calls put forward by Professor Stephen Robertson (recipient of the first Tony Kent Strix Award in 1998) and Micheline Hancock-Beaulieu, in their iconic 1992 paper on IR systems evaluation.’

The Award was presented by Doug Veal (Strix Chair) and David Ball (UKeiG Chair) and accepted by Dr Andrew MacFarlane on Professor Borlund’s behalf on the afternoon of Friday November 23rd 2018, at the Geological Society, Piccadilly, London. Professor Borlund will present the next Strix Memorial Lecture on Friday November 29th, 2019 at the same venue. ‘I’m very pleased and very, very honoured to receive the Tony Kent Strix Award. It’s an honour to join the past recipients who I have admired and respected since I was a student. I thank Professor Diane Sonnenwald for the nomination.’

For more information about Professor Borlund please refer to the PDF documents listed at: https://tinyurl.com/ya26p8hn

At this year’s event, 2017 Strix award winner, Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam, presented on 'Retrieval as Interaction'. Professor de Rijke has a formidable high impact publications record in a range of areas including semantic search, semi-structured retrieval and social media. He has produced influential research outputs on the large-scale semantic analysis of online content and on the analysis of subjective aspects of information (sentiment, credibility, memory, reputation and experiences). His contributions to information retrieval, to the fast-evolving areas of computational methods for analysing, understanding and enabling effective human interaction with information sources, have been profound.
The afternoon was streamed live to the 17th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR2018), at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, so over 170 international delegates got to see Professor de Rijke’s lecture.

A recording can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/ybrpbqnx

Stella Dextre Clarke, winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award in 2006, also reflected on 'Then and Now: Contrasts in the Scope of Information Retrieval.’ Now retired from consultancy in information management, she is still active as Vice-Chair of the UK Chapter of ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization). 

A recording of her presentation can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/y8qca6ef

The Tony Kent Strix Award was inaugurated in 1998 by the Institute of Information Scientists but is now administered by the UK electronic information Group. For more information about UKeiG and the Tony Kent Strix Award visit: https://tinyurl.com/ycpeznsv

or email Gary Horrocks at: [log in to unmask] for further information.

Previous Strix winners are listed at: https://tinyurl.com/y7g9xtz8

A call for nominations for next year will be issued early in 2019, and don’t forget to put the afternoon of Friday November 29th, 2019 in your diary.

UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the library and information association: https://www.cilip.org.uk/

########################################################################

To unsubscribe from the WEBSITE-INFO-MGT list, click the following link:
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=WEBSITE-INFO-MGT&A=1

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager