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Visiting Research Professor / Scientist
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

The School of Information Sciences ( at the
University of Pittsburgh is seeking a one year visiting research
scientist to engage in collaborative research projects with faculty
members in the School, for all or part of the 2009-2010 academic year.
The position could supplement a sabbatical leave for a senior scholar or
provide the entire funding for a less senior scholar (e.g., assistant or
associate professor) or post-doctoral fellow. Rank and title will be
subject to the successful candidate’s qualifications. The School is
seeking candidates with a strong commitment to research in areas such as
cyberinfrastructure, digital libraries, geoinformatics, health
informatics, human centered computing, information privacy and security,
intelligent information access, semantic web, social computing, or
related topics. A record of collaboration with other scholars is
required, as the visiting scholar will be engaged in research projects
and the development of multi-disciplinary collaborative proposals by
faculty within the School.

The School of Information Sciences is a top ranked information school
(iSchool) offering a wide variety of multidisciplinary opportunities,
including BSIS, MSIS, MST, MLIS, and Ph.D. programs. The iSchool at Pitt
emphasizes the synthesis of people, information and technology, and
offers opportunities for research, instruction, and service spanning the
diverse needs and interests of an information-intensive, multi-cultural,
and increasingly digital society.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, their curriculum vitae and
the names (including address, e-mail and phone number) of three
references to the search chair, Prof. Stephen Hirtle, at For full consideration, applications must be
received by May 1, 2009. However, the position will remain open until
filled. The position is open to renewal for additional years, dependent
on the incumbent’s record of achievement and the availability of both
internal and external funding.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
employer and strongly encourages women and candidates from
under-represented minorities to apply.

iConference 2009 Website online

Die Website mit allen Materialien zur iConference 2009 (hat Februar 2009 stattgefunden) ist komplett und online.
Gezeigt werden alle papers, Videobeiträge der key note speaker, Poster und round table – Kurzreferate.
Zu finden unter:

Call for Papers / ACM CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2009

Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages and Collective Action
October 27-30, 2009, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, USA

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology & Management,
Claremont Graduate University, USA
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Director, Allosphere Research Laboratory,
California Nanosystems Institute, USA
Jane Prophet, Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing,
Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Full Papers, Art Exhibition, Live Performances, Demonstrations,
Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, Graduate Symposium
Submission deadline: April 24, 2009
For more information and submission process see:

Continue reading ‘Call for Papers / ACM CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2009′

Sommerkurse der University of North Carolina in Oxford und Prag

Hallo zusammen,
es gibt noch freie Plätze für Sommerkurse der University of North Carolina in Oxford / England und Prag / Tschechien. Beschreibungen und Infos folgen unten auf englisch.

Oxford, England
Libraries and Librarianship: Past, Present and Future

UNC at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science has
partnered with the University of Oxford and its Department of Continuing Education to offer an opportunity to study libraries and librarianship in Great Britain at the world-renowned Bodleian Library from May 17 – May 30, 2009. Tours of many of the Oxford College libraries, the Oxford University Press, the Bodleian Library and the British Library are included.

Prague, Czech Republic
Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic

The summer seminar for the Czech Republic is offered from May 24 – June 6, 2009. Participants will see the libraries and facilities at central
Europe’s oldest university, Charles University, which was founded in 1348. The lectures provide a broad overview of libraries across the Czech Republic and will be supplemented with tours of libraries and other cultural institutions in Prague and other parts of the Czech Republic.

For more details on the seminars, including pricing and registration
information, go to:

Neuigkeiten aus dem iCaucus

Neuigkeiten von der School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SILS):

How will our grandchildren understand the dramatic events of the 2008 U.S. presidential election if they can’t access the rich digital information that documented and, arguably, influenced the process?
To create a “memory” to deliver today’s digital information reliably to
future generations, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Transcontinental Persistent Archives Prototype (TPAP) project is addressing key challenges in safeguarding, preserving and providing access to authentic electronic records as the nation’s information becomes increasingly digital.

Und falls jemand Zeit und Geld hat vom 01.04-03.04 nach North Carolina zu fliegen:

SILS will host the second digital curation curriculum symposium on April
1-3, 2009 in Chapel Hill, NC. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice,
Promise and Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital
Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr)
project. DigCCurr 2009 will host over 100 speakers from a dozen countries.
John Wilkin, associate university librarian, Library Information Technology and executive director of the HathiTrust at the University of Michigan, will kick off the conference with a presentation entitled, “Building the Universal Library: The promise and challenges of HathiTrust.”

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Hey Leute, unglaublich aber wahr!!! Eure fertige Bachelor/Magisterarbeit in 2 Minuten ;) – nee nee aber mal ehrlich wer denkt sich solche Programme aus?!?! Menschen mit viel Zeit und bösen Gedanken …

Gruß Kathrin