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Information and Social Computing: interaction of people,information & society

Welcome To UCD Digital Edition
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Investigating how information is created, organised, searched, and shared within and across communities, organisations and societies.
We are UCD Information and Communication Studies, members of the iSchool consortium. The School of Information and Communication Studies is the only academic institution in Ireland to provide undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes leading to research and professionally accredited qualifications in Information and Library Studies. We are also the only iSchool in Ireland offering students an international education with a unique Irish experience.

UCD iSCHOOL: interaction of people, information & society

Dr Lai Ma has received an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility grant to visit Peking University, Beijing, China.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility is a European Union-funded programme that supports the academic mobility of students and staff between Europe and the rest of the world.

*Second Seminar* Creative Technologies Network (CTN) Seminar Series will be given by Dr Nadia Pantidi (University College Cork, School of Applied Psychology) Title: Reconsidering sustainability and engagement for digitally connected communities.

The Creative Technologies Network (CTN) is a partnership between UCD and NCAD that aims to bring together leading academics, designers and practitioners in all creative and academic disciplines relevant to the areas of interaction design, multimedia design and human‐computer interaction so as to facilitate cutting edge collaborations, research and design that will drive our digital future.

*Webinar* - The School will host an hour long webinar with Gaby Wijers, director of the international platform LIMA that focuses on the preservation, distribution and research of media art.

Gaby will talk to us about how the current situation in the Netherlands is concerning the sustainability of born digital art. Can we preserve it for the future, and what is needed to do so? The webinar will take place on Wednesday 18th May 2016 from 2pm-3pm GMT, in ICS room 107, all are welcome.

The Capstone project of seven of our MLIS students, is featured in An Leabharlann March issue.

The three main project objectives were: (a) to digitise and create an online exhibition of the Budgen collection, highlighting Joyce’s European influences; (b) make the Budgen collection accessible to a wider audience, including tourists, students, and scholars overseas, as well as generate further interest in the work of Budgen; and (c) to create a catalogue of the Budgen collection, and digitally preserve items in the collection so to ensure long-term accessibility of the donated items.