Information Access Seminar

Towards a Revolution in Publishing: Thoughts on a More Sustainable Future; and Methodology in Information Studies

Friday, February 28, 2014
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Jacob Hartnell and Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan

Towards a Revolution in Publishing: Thoughts on a More Sustainable Future
Jocob Hartnell

“Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?” asked an article in the New Yorker recently. This talk will examine some of the problems with the current system from many perspectives (libraries, consumers, publishers, and authors), and present some novel and alternative ideas for how we write, distribute, and make money from e-books.

Jacob Hartnell is a MIMS student in the School of Information.

Methodology in Information Studies
Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, Jean Moulin University Lyon III

I will introduce myself and my empirical research in natural language processing and text mining and explain briefly why and how information icience developed differently in France. I will then address the epistemological underpinnings of work in library and information science and the hypothesis that practical/applied research and epistemological purism appear to be incompatible.

Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan is an associate professor of information & communication studies at Jean Moulin University Lyon III, France. She is interested in theories of information science, epistemology and its historical foundations, text mining applications for information retrieval, automatic summarization, text categorization, and knowledge domain mapping.

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