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This is a final call for registrations for the Information Science symposium that we are hosting at Edinburgh Napier University on Thursday next week (22nd June). The event is almost full, but there is room for a couple more registrations. We're particularly keen to attract further early career researchers and PhD students to the event, and established academics will also be most welcome. Please register at

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Information science researchers are invited to register for a research symposium to be held in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 June 2017. Registration is free to all (whether established academics, early career researchers or PhD students), with a number of travel bursaries available to support the participation of PhD students (please see below).


The title of the symposium - Connecting People, Connecting Ideas (CPCI) - reflects its two main goals. These are to provide an opportunity for researchers from a range of institutions (both from the UK and beyond) who share interests in information behaviours and use:

1. To forge new connections with one another, with a view towards possible future collaborations; 2. To consider research priorities in the domain, and seed ideas for future work, such as grant applications, publications, conference papers, events etc.

The themes for discussion on the day will be determined in part by the delegates themselves through remote completion of a short pre-symposium exercise using the Well Sorted tool. The outputs of this short exercise will establish core interests of the group members in advance of meeting together on Thursday 22 June.

The programme for the day itself begins with a keynote paper presented by Professor Simeon Yates, Director of the Institute of Cultural Capital in Liverpool. In 2016/17 Yates has led a global team on the ESRC-funded project 'Ways of being in a digital age'. Taking the form of a scoping review, 'Ways of being in a digital age' has addressed questions related to the role of digital technology in our lives, and the ways in which technological and social change co-evolve and impact on each other.
The discussions which follow - with reference to the output of the pre-symposium exercise - will be facilitated by an international multidisciplinary team that includes:

1. Mike Chantler: Professor of Computer Science, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

2. Brian Detlor: Professor and Chair in Information Systems, DeGroote Business School at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

3. Annemaree Lloyd: Professor in Library and Information Science, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden

4. Wendy Moncur: Interdisciplinary Professor of Digital Living, University of Dundee, Scotland

The event is organised by Frances Ryan and Professor Hazel Hall of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, and takes place at Napier's Craiglockhart campus ( .

For further information about Connecting People, Connecting Ideas (CPCI) please see

Professor of Social Informatics, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, UK Docent in Information Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

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Recently published in Information Research 22(1): The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective and Tacit knowledge sharing: the determination of a methodological approach to explore the intangible.

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