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Global experts to attend i3 conference


i3 volunteersA worldwide gathering of experts in the fields of Information and Library Science will share their expertise with delegates at the I3 Conference hosted by Robert Gordon University (RGU).

The conference, which is being organised by the Information Management Group at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, is a biennial event which is regarded as one of the leading conferences in its field. The 2017 conference attracted papers on internationally significant research by academics from more than 20 countries and it will include presentations and round table discussions from around the world. Keynote presentations will be delivered by: Professor Elaine Thoms from University of Sheffield, Professor Gobinda Chowdhury from University of Northumbria, Dr Crystal Fulton from University College Dublin and Amy Sippitt from Full Fact, an independent fact-checking charity.

Registration is now open for the event which takes place from June 27-30 and early bird booking is available until April 17th. It is preceded by a one-day Doctoral Colloquium iDocQ on June 26 which is open to any doctoral students in Information Science or related technologies. Attendance to iDocQ is free for doctoral students attending Scottish universities.

Dr Elizabeth Tait, Information Management Subject Leader at RGU said: “iDocQ is always a lively and popular event and the focus this year on digital social methods and representation will be valuable for doctoral students.”

I3 (Information: Interactions and Impact) provides a forum for exchanging research findings, identifying key questions and issues for future research and the effectiveness of interaction between people and information.

The programme of events for 2017 also includes a civic reception and a conference dinner and ceilidh at the Chester Hotel.

Conference Director Professor Peter Reid said: “This year’s conference is particularly special for us as we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of I3 conferences and the 50th anniversary of the founding of our librarianship courses. We are delighted to be welcoming such a distinguished group of academics to share this occasion with us.”

Further information is available at www.rgu.ac.uk/research/conferences/i-2017 or by emailing i3information@rgu.ac.uk

Release by Kate Yuill
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