[Humanist] 23.2 invitation to join the iSchools
Humanist Discussion Group
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Thu May 7 10:40:37 CEST 2009
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 2.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 09:39:34 -0500
From: Maeve Reilly <mjreilly at illinois.edu>
Subject: Join the iSchools
The iSchools (http://www.ischools.org) project represents a group of
schools committed to the idea that expertise in all forms of information
is required for progress in science, business, education, and culture.
This expertise includes understanding of the uses and users of
information, and of the nature of information itself, as well as
information technologies and their applications.
Criteria for being recognized as an iSchool are not rigid, but schools
are expected to have substantial sponsored research activity (an average
of $1 million in research expenditures per year over three years),
engagement in educating future researchers (usually through a
research-oriented doctoral program), and a commitment to progress in the
Schools that share that commitment and meet the baseline characteristics
will be represented on ischools.org, if they are willing to provide some
basic documentation, and they will be assessed a modest annual
administrative fee, currently $500. For that fee, the school will be
able to contribute brief descriptions of students, faculty, research,
and academic programs, and have the opportunity to feed RSS-based news
items to the iSchools newsfeed aggregator. Heads of these schools will
also have the opportunity to participate in email discussions, periodic
conference calls, and other collaborative activities. Leadership for
the iSchools is provided by the iCaucus, which will include elected
representatives from the iSchools.
More information on the iSchools can be found at www.ischools.org
If you direct a program that is interested in iSchools membership,
please contact Maeve Reilly at mjreilly at illinois.edu
<mailto:mjreilly at illinois.edu>.
iSchools communications coordinator
mjreilly at illinois.edu
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