UMSI students and faculty present at ASIS&T conference

A number of School of Information faculty and doctoral students will be presenting at the 2015 annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

UMSI research fellow Grace YoungJoo Jeon will present an award-winning paper coauthored with UMSI professor Soo Young Rieh, “Social Search Behavior in a Social Q&A Service: Goals, Strategies, and Outcomes.” This paper has been honored with ASIS&T’s 2015 award for Best Information Behavior Conference Paper and will be presented at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9.

Rebecca Frank

UMSI doctoral student Rebecca Frank will present a paper titled “Looting Hoards of Gold and Poaching Spotted Owls: Data Confidentiality Among Archeologists & Zoologists,” coauthored with UMSI Senior Associate Dean Elizabeth Yakel, recent UMSI PhD graduate Adam Kriesberg, and Ixchel Faniel. This paper, to be presented Monday at 1:30 p.m., examines attitudes and opinions of researchers in these fields toward data confidentiality and management of data access.

Doctoral candidate Alissa Centivany will take part in a panel on fair use and scholarship. The panel, “Envisioning How Fair Use and Fair Dealing Might Best Facilitate Scholarship,” will take also place Monday at 1:30 p.m.

ASIS&T is a professional organization bringing together information science practice and research, and the 2015 annual meeting's theme revolves around the impact of information science researchers' work on industry, government, community groups, cultural institutions, and more . A complete conference schedule can be found here.

Posted on November 6, 2015