This Thursday we invite you to hear from Dr. Veronica Barassi and Dr. Lina Dencik on “Data and Citizenship: Critical Questions and Research Perspectives from the Margins.” Dr. Barassi (Goldsmiths University) and Dr. Dencik (Cardiff University) both study the relationships between digital media, social movements, activism, and cultural practices more broadly. This week they present us with two of their projects concerned with the incipience of “datafied citizenship.” The presentation will be at 3pm in the GSEIS Building, Room 111.
Please find attached this week’s presentation abstract and bio. We hope to see you Thursday!
Sakena, Jonathan, and Peter
*All colloquia are fragrance-free events. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. while attending this event as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. We aim to maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community. More info can be found at: https://is.gseis.ucla.edu/research/colloquium
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The IS Lab is maintained by the IS Department for the academic use of the entire UCLA community, including all GSE&IS students.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
12pm: Lunch & Keynote | Faculty Center
2pm: Panel Sessions | Royce Hall
4pm: Reception | Powell Library
Join us in celebrating 60 years of excellence
at the forefront of preserving, organizing, and
rethinking information for the 21st Century.
To reserve your seat, please RSVP by Monday, November 26, 2018.
As GSE&IS faculty and/or staff, you receive one complimentary ticket.
Additional tickets are $45.
For more information and to RSVP, contact
Giselle Jose at (310) 206-0375 or email@example.com
The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP) seeks two types of submissions:
Features (4000-8000 words): research papers, peer-reviewed (including literature reviews, theoretical or critical analyses, or empirical research articles)
Commentaries (500-1500 words): short think pieces or essays, not peer-reviewed
We interpret intellectual freedom and privacy very broadly (not just in libraries, but across the broader world), so if you have a possibly-related paper, please contact the editor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
· Indexed by ProQuest and Ebsco
· Turn-around time is generally very fast (two to four months)
· Quarterly publication with rolling submission deadlines
· We use Chicago style for citations but can work directly with authors to help them implement this (so you can submit a manuscript with a different style)
Dr. Shannon M. Oltmann
College Diversity Officer
School of Information Science
University of Kentucky
Editor, Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy
The Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) seeks applications from graduate students across UCLA for positions that will allow students to gain first-hand experience in working with archives and special collections. CFPRT scholars are able to work up to 19 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm, and are paid $19.54 per hour.
To be considered for positions, please email an application, letter of interest, and a CV or résumé to:
Head, Center for Primary Research & Training
Application deadline for the winter quarter is Friday, November 30, 2018.
Application materials and more information about the Center can be found on our website at:
Processing or archival experience not required for the positions below.
Buddhist Churches of America Records
A commitment of 2 quarters is preferable.
The Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) is a national organization of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha sect in the continental United States. Formerly known as the Buddhist Mission of North America (BMNA), the BCA is the largest Japanese American Buddhist organization and is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California. The collection includes correspondence between headquarters in the United States, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji Headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, and individual temples. It is also comprised of meeting meetings, conference materials, education-related records, publications, financial records, photographs, and audiovisual materials in a wide variety of formats. Desired language skills: Japanese.
The Redescription Scholar will undertake a survey to identify finding aid description that contains outdated, culturally insensitive or oppressive language in order to redescribe collections that better reflect self-description by communities. The pilot phase of this project will focus on LSC collections documenting the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The scholar will survey LSC collections in order to audit and revise euphemistic language not in line with the preferred terminology advocated for by the Japanese American Community. The scholar will be responsible for making and documenting revisions, and developing and implementing workflows that promote transparency of archival descriptive practices. This will involve creating contextual description for legacy data, as well as developing and making accessible version control of finding aids.
Required skills and knowledge
- Demonstrated ability with and commitment to inclusive practices and cultural competency
- Demonstrated interest in collection management and archival description
- Ability to work independently, while following established guidelines and procedures, as well as work collaboratively as a team
- Ability to establish and implement policies, in addition to educating team members about description guidelines
Preferred skills and knowledge
- Knowledge of national archival and bibliographic standards, such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Demonstrated interest in or experience with collection management systems, including ArchivesSpace
- Demonstrated interest in or experience with metadata workflows and data remediation.
Want some hands-on experience in the library stacks?
Join us in the IS Lab on Monday, November 19, from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
to learn how to conduct a shelf read.
If you’ve never conducted a shelf read before and would like to learn how, or if you’d like to refresh your shelf-reading skills, please join us at 1:30pm this afternoon in the IS Lab. We’ll go over the objectives and process and you’ll have a chance to gain hands-on practical experience in our own stacks.