[Humanist] 24.676 events: WWW; social media

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Mon Jan 31 06:30:06 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 676.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (55)
        Subject: New Methodologies for Web Research in the Social Sciences

  [2]   From:    jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>                           (74)
        Subject: Information Science and Social Media conference

        Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:40:04 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: New Methodologies for Web Research in the Social Sciences

Dear colleagues,

Please find enclosed some information about a forthcoming panel we are 
convening at the European Consortium for Political Research conference 
on New Methodologies for Web Research in the Social Sciences. The 
conference is in Reykjavik on 25-27 August 2011. We hope that some of 
you will consider submitting paper proposals to participate in this 
session in relation to recent work you've been doing in this area. The 
deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 1 February 2011. You 
will find the instructions on how to submit a paper proposal here:


New Methodologies for Web Research in the Social Sciences

This panel seeks to bring together papers that confront core 
methodological issues faced by researchers analyzing political actors 
use of web 2.0 technologies. In particular, we focus on papers that 
outline and/or apply new web-based methodologies that enable the 
systematic collection and analysis of data from social networking sites, 
blogs, Twitter, and YouTube, and the search engine API’s such as that of 
Google and Yahoo. The needs of web researchers are advancing rapidly as 
new types of social media proliferate. As ever methodologies for data 
capture and analysis run some way behind although new tools are emerging 
to provide a means for researchers to more accurately mine and map 
individual and organisational uses of the Web (e.g. Tubemogul, the Blog 
Analysis Toolkit (BAT), Issuecrawler.net). This panel will seek to 
highlight the range of new methods that are emerging to collect and 
analyse the quantitative and qualitative data web 2.0 or social media 
and assess their strengths and weaknesses and utility for social science 
researchers. In particular papers are encouraged that seek to provide a 
‘state of the art’ review of the current methods available for data 
extraction and analysis from API’s such as Twitter and Facebook, as well 
as those that have applied these new cutting methods to substantive 
research questions and have empirical results to report. Papers using 
approaches that promote cross-national research in the field and can be 
deployed in a range of polities are particularly welcome.


Professor Rachel Gibson
Institute for Social Change
University of Manchester
Humanities Bridgeford Street 2.13
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Ph: +44 (0)161 306 6933

Professor Andrew Prescott
Director of Research
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
Sgoil nan Daonnachdan / School of Humanities
University of Glasgow
George Service House
11 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3635
Mobile: +44 (0)774 389 5209
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 1675

        Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:06:27 -0500
        From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
        Subject: Information Science and Social Media conference

Distributing around the world, please distribute as appropriate -jh

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of the first ISSOME conference is to address new modes of
information behaviour in different contexts focusing the effects of
social media and technologies in the interactive web. The change process
is not always straight forward and we need to underline what is really
changing and what is only a trend. The conference will discuss skills
needed to manage the new information platform and how to develop needed
competencies in the information society.

The conference is open to researchers, academics and practitioners in
the fields of library and information science and social media, as well
as businesses and organizations developing social media strategies. The
conference will host invited and contributed papers sessions.

In conjunction with the conference will also be organized a Doctoral
Forum. This offers a possibility for doctoral students to share their
ongoing research projects with their peers and well-established senior

The conference is organized by the Department of Information Studies at
Åbo Akademi University. It is well established and internationally
recognized for excellence in research and education. The department
conducts a wide array of research including research about social media,
Library 2.0, knowledge management, health information behavior, and
scientometrics. The department is part of the School of Business and
Economics and it has strong connections and collaborative
multidisciplinary projects with other departments in the school.

Please visit http://issome2011.library2pointoh.fi/ for more information.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the international conference in Information Science
and Social Media ? ISSOME in 24.-26.8.2011 is open.

We invite researchers worldwide to submit original research within the
topics of the conference that are listed below. Submissions should be
extended abstracts of no longer than 1500 words. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed double blinded. Submission guidelines are available at

Conference themes

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Social media in information science
- Information aspects of social media
- Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0
- Social networking sites
- Information Management
- Knowledge Management
- Knowledge Organization
- Reputation Management
- Information Behaviour and Information Use
- Information dissemination in social media

Structure of the extended abstract

- Title
- Abstract text
- References

Abstract text should clearly describe the aims, novelty/originality and
principal findings/contribution of the presentation. In the case of
empirical studies, also the method and material should be described briefly.

Observe that no information about the authors should be included in the
abstract document.


Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011.

With kindest regards,


Kim Holmberg
Researcher, lecturer

(e) kim.holmberg at abo.fi
(t) +358 (0)2 215 4862
(m) +358 (0)45 675 4444
(w3) http://kimholmberg.fi

Department of Information Studies
School of Business and Economics
Åbo Akademi University
Fänriksgatan 3 B
20500 ÅBO, Finland


"Oh what a tangled web we weave…”
- Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832


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