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Information Without Borders Conference 2014

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2014-01-29

Dear Canadian Library Association executive and members,

My name is Samantha Fritz, and I am a graduate student at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. I am also a co-chair for the Information Without Borders Conference. This is an annual student initiative that seeks to explore a diverse range of topics relating to libraries, information management and other professions represented at Dalhousie University.

On behalf of the Information Without Borders Committee, I would like to extend an invitation to the Canadian Library Association and its members.

This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, February 13 at Dalhousie University and will explore the timely topic of information privacy, security and surveillance. We are very excited to host professionals from a variety of fields including health, law, academia, and archives. It is also our pleasure to announce that Dr. Ron Deibert, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, will be joining us as our opening keynote. Adding to our rich line up, Dr. Jacquelyn Burkell, Assistant Dean at University of Western Ontario, will be our closing keynote speaker.

Please visit: to register. Registration will be open until Thursday February 6th.

We would very much appreciate if this information could be forwarded on to your members and shared with any other individuals whom you think would be interested in attending the Information Without Borders Conference.

Should you have any questions about our conference, please don’t hesitate to contact our committee at

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Samantha FritzInformation Without Borders Conference 2014

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Survey concerning digital curation and special collections

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2014-01-29

Invitation to participate in an online survey concerning digital curation and special collections

Dear colleague,

You are invited to take part in a research study entitled “The current digital curation environment and recommendations for LIS education: A study of Canadian archives and special collections.”

If you are an archives or special collections professional, you may be able to help us learn more about the current digital curation environment in Canada.

If you choose to participate, the link below will take you to an online questionnaire.  The questionnaire will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.  Participation in this study is voluntary, and you may choose to withdraw from the study at any time.

The design and administration of this survey questionnaire follows the policies and procedures of the Faculty of Management Ethics Review Board of Dalhousie University. Your questionnaire responses are anonymous, and are stored on secure Dalhousie University servers using Opinio software.

If you have questions about the questionnaire or the study, please contact me at, or my supervisor Dr. Fiona Black at

Link to survey:

Thank you,

Nicole Bloudoff
MLIS Candidate 2014
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Latest issue of Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management available online

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2013-04-04

The latest issue of the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management is now available online.

Volume 9, No.1 (2013)

Editorial Team


Controlling the Clouds: Privacy Laws and Cloud Computing in Canada’s Legal Sector
by Shauna Claire Hall-Coates

Digital Technology: Help or Hindrance? Remembering in the Twenty-first Century
by Nicole Bloudoff

Canadian Waste Tire Practices and Their Potential in Sustainable Construction
by Davin Kristofer St. Pierre

Bridging the Gap: An Inquiry into New Adult as a Viable Category of Fiction
by Emma Stewart

Collaborative public transportation feasibility study: Development of a database prototype
by Jeremy Corbin, Stephen Cushing, Chantal de Medeiros, Brock McDougall, Mary-Eleanor Walker, Dandan Xu

Collaboration in the Nova Scotia Non-profit Sector: shared knowledge, shared skills, shared sustainability
by Jessica MacIntosh

Controlling Information with Propaganda: Indoctrinating the Youth in Nazi Germany
by Kelsey Danielle Appleby

Glasnost vs. Glasnost’: A re-evaluation and reinterpretation of Chernobyl in Soviet media
by Brett W. Taylor

Social Media, American Interests, and the Arab Spring
by Jordan Cook

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Invitation to participate in a study on Your Experience in Digital Environments

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2013-03-07

Are you a professional, academic, or graduate student who frequently searches for and monitors information relating to your work or area of research?

We are interested in your perceptions of the digital environments (e.g., websites, intranets) that you use and how these perceptions may be related to your personality traits and work environment.

Please take approximately 15 minutes of your time to respond to our survey. You will have the chance to enter your name in a draw for one of twenty $20 gift certificates for

The study started February 13th, 2013 and will continue until the target number of 300-400 participants is met and may be completed at your convenience.

This survey is part of Lori McCay-Peet’s Ph.D. research at Dalhousie University that is investigating individuals’ experiences in digital environments. This research will help in the development of better digital environments.

Your participation in this study is voluntary and will be kept confidential. You may withdraw at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori McCay-Peet at Dalhousie University:

Lori McCay-Peet (MLIS)
PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Dr. Bertrum MacDonald
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr. Elaine G. Toms
Information School
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Information Without Borders Conference 2013

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012-12-03

Information Without Borders Conference - Evolving Professions: Working Within the Information Economy

Registration is now open for the Information Without Borders Conference – February 7th, 2013

The Information Without Borders Conference is a student-led initiative by the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. This one-day event provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on a central topic affecting all professions represented at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.

IWB was designed to: facilitate networking and communication among students, faculty, and professionals; provide a forum for information pertaining to this year’s conference topic; promote interaction among schools in the Faculty of Management and other Dalhousie departments; allow students to develop skills; and encourage students to present their current research. This year’s theme is Evolving Professions: Working within the Information Economy.

For questions concerning registration please contact Ruth Collings

For all other enquiries please contact us at

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CFP: #Influence12 – Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012-06-04

A two-day symposium and workshop organized and hosted by the Social Media Lab at the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University and supported by MITACS, SSHRC, NCE GRAND and Dalhousie’s Faculty of Computer Science and Faculty of Management.

Call for Position Papers and Research-In-Progress Posters

About the event: It is no secret that social media has become mainstream in recent years, and its adoption has skyrocketed. As a result of its growing popularity, users’ online contributions and membership in online social networks have exploded. With a multitude of voices all talking at once on social media, finding interesting and influential voices among the masses can be difficult. The objective of this 2-day workshop is to bring together experts in social media and online social networks from both the academic and business worlds, to share ideas on the best practices around how to study the impact of social media on our society, and specifically how to measure influence on social media. The workshop will provide researchers in this area an opportunity to present and debate their ideas, and provide graduate students with the opportunity to build academic and professional contacts, present their research, and learn about latest research in this area from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Schedule: During the first day, the participants will present and conduct discussions based on their work in this area. Over the second day, the participants will be tasked to brainstorm and develop new metrics for studying and measuring influence and engagement on social media.

For more information, please visit:

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Dalhousie SIM: Fiona Black promoted to Full Professor

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012-05-14

The School of Information Management is very pleased to announce that Dr. Fiona Black has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective July 1, 2012. Since her arrival at the School of Information Management in 2001, Dr. Black has worked tirelessly to move the School forward, both in her capacity as a “regular” faculty member, and as former School director. Dr. Black teaches in two of the programs offered within the School of Information Management (the Master of Library and Information Studies and the Master of Information Management).  The high quality of Dr. Black’s teaching is supported clearly by the glowing recommendations she has received from current and former students, as well by the consistently high SRI (student rating of instructor) scores that she has earned over the years. Dr. Black places a very high value on engaging students in the learning process, and is always innovative, flexible, and responsive to student needs.

Dr. Black’s scholarly activities are prodigious, timely, and innovative; more importantly, perhaps, is their positive impact on the discipline.  Of particular note is the continued high quality of Dr. Black’s research productivity even when she carried a significant administrative load.  Dr. Black typifies the Renaissance model of scholarly research in the true meaning of diversity and breadth of scope.

Dr. Black’s contributions to the School, the Faculty of Management, the University, and Information Management discipline and profession have been nothing short of exemplary. Dr. Black can always be counted on to work collaboratively and collegially in a large number of capacities, and to do so with good grace, humour, compassion, intelligence, and kindness.  We at the School are fortunate to work with such a gracious, giving, collaborative, and generous colleague.

Please feel free to leave Fiona a note of congratulations on the blog.

Louise Spiteri
Director, School of Information Management

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Latest issue of Inform now available

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012-01-14

Catch up on the latest from Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM)! Inform (Vol40.2) covers the period from July to December 2011 – happy reading!

Table of Contents

  • The End of an Era: Happy Retirement, Shanna!
  • Fall Convocation 2011
  • Faculty of Management Awards
  • Book Release: Barbara DeLory – Three Centuries of Public Art: Historic Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Elsevier WebApp Competition
  • Information Without Borders 2012
  • Tracy Daley speaks about her job at 211 Nova Scotia
  • SIM Associated Alumni Fall Update
  • University Librarian retires; Dal welcomes new University Librarian
  • Master of Information Management
  • Donor List
  • Alumni Relations Officer
  • Faculty Updates
  • A Summer at Yahoo! Research
  • DJIM: Vol 7, No 2
  • SLA Student Chapter
  • Alumni News
  • Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Fund
  • History of the Gnome
  • Librarians Without Borders


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Invitation: Information Without Borders Conference – Open Access & Closed Content: The Information Dichotomy

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012-01-08

We are pleased to extend to you our warm invitation to this year’s Information Without Borders Conference, happening February 9, 2012.

This year’s conference will explore how information markets are in a dynamic state of redefinition. Topics will include the growing movement toward open access repositories and open source technology, as well as related issues pertaining to copyright law and the long-term preservation of digital materials. Speakers with diverse professional backgrounds in information management, business, and government will contribute a rich mix of viewpoints.

For your interest, our keynote speakers are as follows:

  • Leslie Chan, Program Supervisor for the Joint Program in New Media Studies and International Development at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. Mr. Chan is one of the original signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative and has served as the Associate Director of Bioline International since 2000.
  • Jeff Shelstad, CEO and Co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, an open textbook company that offers affordable and flexible textbook solutions.

New this year, we are also hosting a formal debate session! Two teams of local library and information management professionals will debate the relevance of the IM field in the face of increasing information accessibility. Please visit our website for full scheduling and speaker details.

Registration is now available online at, and our early bird fees are in effect until January 13, 2012.

We look forward to seeing you!


The Information Without Borders Conference Committee

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Event in Ottawa – Canada’s First Master of Information Management Program

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2011-11-02

Monday, November 21, 2011, 12:00 pm
365 Laurier Avenue West, 2nd Floor (Departmental Boardroom)

Are you currently looking to manage risk, information and change within your organization?

A Master of Information Management (MIM), the new degree from the School of Information Management at Dalhousie, created for mid-career professionals could be the degree for you.

In this information session Dr. Bertrum MacDonald will provide an overview of the MIM program focusing on the unique aspects of this degree. He will highlight the curriculum, the blended learning environment (12-week online courses plus 2- 3 day face-to-face intensive sessions), and discuss how our students are achieving a work/school/life balance. The first cohort of students just received their MIM degree this fall. Dr. MacDonald taught them their first and last course, and will highlight some of the learning tools he created, including the capstone course where students completed research projects and presented their findings in a poster session. He will also be available to answer your questions.


When: Monday, November 21, at 12:00 pm
Where: 365 Laurier Avenue West, 2nd Floor (Departmental Boardroom)

Please RSVP

For more information, please contact

Organized by the Dalhouse University School of Information Management and the Canadian Library Association.

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