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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

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.

1916-Themed Projects receive funding of €144,000 from The Irish Research Council

Walk1916 an augmented-reality mobile walking tour app, by UCD researchers Dr Amber Cushing and Dr Benjamin Cowan, are part of The Irish Research Council €144,000 in funding for 1916-themed research projects. Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Council, announced details of the projects (19.04.16). In total, 17 projects from higher education institutions nationwide are receiving €144,210.

Dr Crystal Fulton's report, Playing Social Roulette: The Impact of Gambling on Individuals & Society in Ireland, is featured on The Pat Kenny radio show on Newstalk106.

Online advertising have made gambling addiction harder to escape than ever. "There's nearly nothing in the country to support families and the families are reeling. They're the ones who are in sudden shock, and trying to recover from that heart stopping shock and they have nowhere to go." -Dr Crystal Fulton

*Vacancy* Professor/Associate Professor of Information and Communication Studies, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies (Permanent)

University College Dublin is seeking to fill the Professorship/Associate Professorship of Information and Communication Studies to offer leadership to the School in its goal to grow its research, teaching, and international engagement. The successful candidate will be offered a permanent full-time Professorship in the UCD School of Information and Communication Studies. It is envisaged interviews will take place late June 2016. The appointed Professor/Associate Professor will ideally commence in post on 1 September 2016.