What In The World Are We Talking About?

ASIS&T Annual Meeting

ASIS&T has announced a one-day workshop to be held during its Annual Conference, on October 27 in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Workshop is entitled “What In The World Are We Talking About?”, which will focus on “information needs, seeking and use–the differences that definitions make in core concepts.”  According to the announcement, “Participants will be divided into concept working groups to discuss differences in labels and definitions for commonly used core concepts with the goal of growing in understanding what accounts for these differences.  The intent will be to inform and illuminate rather than homogenize.”

The workshop will open with the following keynoters each answering the question:  “Why we need to ask ‘what in the world are we talking about?’ ”

  • Charles Cole, McGill University
  • Brenda Dervin, Ohio State University
  • Michael Olsson, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan
  • Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
  • Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University, UK

Full details are here and on the workshop wiki.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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