2008 News

October 28, 2008
K.T. Vaughan (MSLS 2001) has been admitted as a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), the credentialing body for medical and health sciences librarians and information specialists. “Admission to AHIP is a challenging, peer-reviewed process that involves...
October 28, 2008
Three visiting scholars representing South Korea, China and Spain have arrived at SILS. Gum-Sook Hoang is visiting SILS from the Department of Library and Information Science, Daelim College, South Korea. Dr. Hoang's research interests include bibliotherapy, reading guidance, cultural programming...
October 27, 2008
Based on the success of the program in the Carolina Digital Curation Fellowship's inaugural year (2007-2008), three of the project's practicum settings, University Library, Information Technology Services' Teaching and Learning Division and the Odum Institute for Research in the Social Science,...
October 27, 2008
SILS faculty have received a number of substantial grants from the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to conduct their research. Following are brief descriptions of these recent projects. “NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype...
October 23, 2008
Note: All Fellows have been selected for 2009 The School of Information and Library Science (SILS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC at Chapel Hill), is seeking applicants interested in Digital Archiving and Curation and in earning a Doctoral Degree. These Fellowships are funded by...
October 12, 2008
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will observe fall break beginning 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15th. Classes will resume on Monday, October 20th at 8 a.m. Enjoy your time off... ... and have a safe and happy fall break!
September 30, 2008
The School of Information and Library Science will celebrate its new concentration; recognize instructors, faculty and managers of archive-related field experiences; and expose students and others interested to the various possibilities associated with archives and records management during a...
September 25, 2008
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill will host the fourth annual iConference on February 8 - 11, 2009 at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. With the theme, "iSociety: research, education, engagement," the conference brings...
August 26, 2008
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now home to the world-renowned Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) group (formerly known as Data Intensive Computing Environments group), long of the University of California, San Diego’s  Supercomputer Center. The research team...
August 15, 2008
On Thursday, September 11, at 7 p.m. Dr. David Carr, author and associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science, will discuss how writers have woven the events of September 11, 2001 into their fiction in order to consider and embrace the appalling (and inspiring) human...
August 8, 2008
Welcome to the School of Information and Library Science! Orientation for new SILS students will be held on Monday, Aug. 18th in Manning Hall. The day will consist of presentations, information sessions, workshops, discussion panels, and will, of course, include a free lunch. After orientation is...
August 7, 2008
Drs. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, and Jeffrey Pomerantz, Assistant Professor, have won the 2008 Outstanding Paper accolade at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for their paper The Digital Library as Place that was published in the Journal of...
August 6, 2008
Fourteen students from the Triangle community participated in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's first BotCamp on July 31 through Aug. 2. BotCamp is part of BOT 2.0, an innovative program featuring a curriculum that weaves together four key themes – botany, environmental...
August 5, 2008
Dr. Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), received funding from the National Science Foundation to run a workshop devoted to stimulating progress toward better systems that support information seeking beyond the single-...
August 1, 2008
SILS graduate Mary Samouelian (MSLS '08) has been awarded the 2008 Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for her Master’s paper entitled Embracing Web 2.0: Archives and the Newest Generation of Web Applications. The Pease Award was created in 1987 to recognize superior...
August 1, 2008
SILS Ph.D. graduate student Shirag Shah received the Best Paper award at the ACM SIGIR '08 Conference in Singapore. Shah co-authored the paper Algorithmic Mediation for Collaborative Exploratory Search with colleagues from FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc. The award was for $1000. The 31st Annual...
August 1, 2008
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded SILS doctoral student, Meredith Weiss, its prestigious 2008 A.R. Zipf Fellowship. The award was established by the CLIR in honor of A. R. Zipf, "a pioneer in information management systems." The fellowship is awarded...
July 16, 2008
As he ran the steep inclines of North Carolina’s mountains to the west, across the piedmont in 100 plus degree weather, through the smoldering fires and smoke of the coastal region, it was thoughts of those who have been lost to cancer and those who continue to suffer from the disease that...
July 3, 2008
Phillip M. Edwards will join the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) on Aug. 1, 2008. Edwards comes to SILS from the University of Washington where he is currently a doctoral candidate in the information science program. He expects to defend his dissertation, Mapping...
June 30, 2008
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina will host the second digital curation curriculum symposium April 1 through 3, 2009. DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects is part of the Preserving Access to Our Digital Future:...