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2013 Banned Books Week Event: “Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedome from Surveillance, and Democratic Values”

Aug 19, 2013   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Canaries in the Coal MineTo kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom:

CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE:
How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedome from Surveillance, and Democratic Values

September 22, 2013
6:00 – 8:00pm
Milwaukee Public Library
Centennial Hall – Loos Room
733 N Eighth Street Milwaukee, WI 53233

Barbara M. Jones
Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association
Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation

RSVP at: http://sois.uwm.edu/banned2013

ALA Webinar on Programming and Outreach during Choose Privacy Week

Apr 5, 2013   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Who's Tracking You?CIPR Director Michael Zimmer is contributing to an American Library Association (ALA) webinar on generating issues and ideas for programming during the upcoming Choose Privacy Week.

The free, hour-long online webinar will take place on from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 9 and will feature four speakers discussing ideas and tools for privacy-related programming and outreach, with an emphasis on sample programs and resources that have proved successful in school, academic and public library environments:

Michael Zimmer, PhD, will discuss how to use short documentaries on privacy and surveillance to increase awareness among patrons and spark conversations on controversial technologies and practices.

Zimmer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies and director of the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Carolyn Caywood will discuss how librarians can raise awareness of developments that impact privacy in their community by offering civic engagement programs about privacy.

Caywood worked as a youth services librarian and branch manager for Virginia Beach, Va. before retiring in 2010. She is currently a fellow of the Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement and serves on the Advisory Committee of the American Library Association’s Center for Civic Life.

Marc Gartler will discuss how Madison Public Library (Wis.) planned and implemented a successful week-long observance for Choose Privacy Week that emphasized preventing identity theft and making informed privacy choices.

Gartler joined the management team at Madison Public Library in 2010 following four years as library director at Harrington College of Design. He previously worked on digital library projects at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Deborah Peel will discuss one of privacy’s “hot topics” – patient privacy rights. She will discuss the fight to keep health information private and provide resources for planning programs about protecting our health information both inside and outside of the health care system.

Peel leads Patient Privacy Rights and is the voice of the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy, speaking for 10.3 million Americans who expect to control their sensitive health data in electronic systems.

Register for this free webinar via this link to the registration page. The webinar will be recorded and available in the archives. For questions about registration or using the webinar platform, contact Angela Maycock atamaycock@ala.org.

Choose Privacy Week 2013 takes place May 1-7 and asks the critical question, “Who’s Tracking You?” When someone is always watching your every move both online and off, you should have the right to know who’s collecting your information and choose how your private data is used.

CIPR Hosting NVivo Webinar: Using NVivo as a Research Tool (Feb 1, 2013)

Jan 23, 2013   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

The Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is pleased to offer the following free training webinar on the NVivo data analysis software, which enables qualitative and mixed-methods research with different types of data such as interviews, focus groups, video, surveys and social media.

NVivo Webinar: Using NVivo as a Research Tool

Friday, February 01, 2013
2:30 – 3:30PM
Bolton 289 (SOIS Teaching Lab)
(remote access is also available)

UW-Milwaukee researchers, faculty and graduate students are invited to a complimentary presentation on “Using NVivo as a Research Tool” at 2:30pm Friday, February 1, 2013. This tool enables qualitative and mixed-methods research with different types of data such as interviews, focus groups, video, surveys and social media. The presenter, Stacy Penna, is the business development manager at QSR International (Americas) Inc., who wrote her dissertation using NVivo.

This interactive webinar will cover the following information:

  • An overview of the key features of NVivo software
  • How NVivo supports qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Using NVivo for writing robust literature reviews
  • NVivo for grant writing and research proposal development, data management and analysis, and manuscript preparation
  • How NVivo provides a platform to collaborate with colleagues or your research team in real time

Using real data from a Duke University study of the impact of coastal environmental change on residents’ lives, the instructor will demonstrate how NVivo software works with different types of data such as interviews, focus groups, video, surveys and social media. The webinar is planned as an interactive session; comments and questions are welcomed. This event is designed for researchers, faculty and graduate students.

Computers in Bolton 289 will have the latest version of NVivo installed for participants to follow along with the introductory webinar.

Depending on feedback from this introductory webinar, more advanced training webinars might be made available.

Please RSVP through the link below to register and gain access. Seating in Bolton 289 is limited, but remote access is available (remote access link provided upon registration).
https://milwaukee.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9FbslLFMgZ4XiJv

2013 Open Access Day @ UWM

Dec 21, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

In its continued support of Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research, the UW-Milwaukee Open Access Task Force invites the campus community to join us for a day of open access activities:

  • keynote talk featuring Victoria Stodden
  • professional panel discussion on open access on campus
  • launch of the new UWM Digital Commons platform

Visit the event page here.

Open Access Day at UWM with Dr. Victoria Stodden (Feb 8, 2013)

Dec 21, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

In its continued support of Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research, the UW-Milwaukee Open Access Task Force invites the campus community to join us for a day of open access activities.

Friday, February 08, 2013
12:00 – 3:30PM
UWM Libraries 4th Floor Conference Room

Keynote Address:
Digital Scholarship in Scientific Research: Open Questions in Reproducibility and Curation
Dr. Victoria Stodden
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
Columbia University

It is a well-accepted fact that computation is emerging as central to the scientific enterprise. With this transformation, the data and code that underly scientific findings have a key role in the communication of reproducible results. In this talk I describe the “reproducible research movement,” a grassroots effort taking hold in many fields, and new modalities to encourage sharing of data and code including new funding agency and journal policies, and new tools such as http://RunMyCode.org . Finally, I will introduce open questions facing the reproducible research movement, including costs, curation, and accessibility.

Panel Discussion on Open Access on Campus:
Dr. John Berges, Biological Sciences
Dr. Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Psychology
Dr. Peter Sands, English
Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus, School of Information Studies

Friday, February 08, 2013
12:00 – 3:30PM
UWM Libraries 4th Floor Conference Room

12:00 Lunch
12:30 Keynote
02:00 Panel Discussion
03:00 Launch of UWM Digital Commons platform

Please Register Online:
http://sois.uwm.edu/oad13

CIPR Research Lunch: Current Research in Internet & Copyright

Oct 1, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Note: Liza Barry-Kessler’s presentation has been moved to a special SOIS Barriers to Access brown bag lunch on November 7. Details to follow.

Two members of the SOIS community will be participating in the 13th annual Internet Research conference in Salford, UK hosted by the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). The Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR) is pleased to provide an opportunity to preview their research presentations on Monday, October 15, 2012, 12:30-2:00pm in NWQ-B 3511 (bring your own lunch).

There will be two short presentations:

“A Chocolate Allergy Curse or a Cease and Desist Order?: Handicrafters’ Responses to Intellectual Property Issues”
Dr. Nadine Kozak, Assistant Professor, SOIS
This paper examines the conflict between handicraft bloggers and large corporations who use the crafters’ designs without remuneration or consent, the claims each group makes about taking someone’s ideas, and the issues this raises about the larger questions of morality, copyright, and intellectual property.

“Internet Filtering in Denmark: The Case of Pirate Bay”
Jeremy Mauger, PhD Candidate, SOIS
This paper argues that the filtering of Pirate Bay by the Danish government has implications beyond those of simple economics and copyright protection, rising to the level of unconstitutional restriction of protected political speech.

CIPR holds informal research lunches (bring your own lunch) a few times each semester, to provide a space for UW-M faculty, students, staff, and friends interested in information policy and ethics (conceived of broadly) to share research — both finished and in progress. If you’d like to schedule a time to present, please contact Michael Zimmer at zimmerm@uwm.edu

[This presentation has been moved to November 7. Details to follow] “Queering Copyright: How lack of copyright protection for recipes both frustrates and benefits food bloggers” 
Liza Barry-Kessler, PhD Student, SOIS
 
This paper critiques the exclusion of recipes from copyright protection, in particular as this affects food bloggers, through the lenses of feminist and queer theory.

CIPR Research Lunch with Dr. Rina Ghose: “Bridging the Geospatial Divide through Public Participation GIS” (May 4, 2012)

Apr 9, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

** Unfortunately this event has been canceled. We will announce a new date once it has been rescheduled. Apologies for any inconvenience. **

CIPR welcomes UW-Milwaukee Department of Geography professor Dr. Rina Ghose, who will discuss her research on the social and policy dimensions of geographic information systems:

“Bridging the Geospatial Divide through Public Participation GIS”Geographic Information Systems is a powerful technology that analyzes geospatial data and is used prolifically in public and private sector. GIS has been used for over four decades for planning and policy making activities. GIS today is a globally dominant technology, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has provided $200 million for the Big Data Initiative that emphasizes mining large spatial datasets and use of GIS. Yet GIS can be ethically criticized for being an elitist technology by virtue of its technological complexity and cost. A digital divide in GIS exists along class and race lines, whereby traditionally marginalized citizens have been excluded from using the technology. The question of democratizing GIS has been a primary goal in the GIS and Society research agenda. This presentation addresses the thorny issue of uneven access to GIS and the associated social power it confers. Following the principle that effective usage of information leads to better citizen participation in planning and policy making activities, Public Participation GIS has emerged as a strong research agenda and practice that has enabled marginalized citizens to integrate their local, experiential knowledge with public data sets, and use the technology to contest hegemonic power relations. This is a global research agenda that emphasizes not only an easy access to spatial data, but also the creation of user friendly, inexpensive/free GIS. PPGIS research and practice are widely undertaken in developing and developed countries, addressing both environmental and urban planning activities. Drawing upon my decade long PPGIS research among inner-city neighborhoods in Milwaukee, I aim to unpack the complex narrative of spatial knowledge production for effective participation of marginalized citizens into inner-city revitalization planning programs.

This CIPR research lunch is May 4, 2012 from noon-1:30pm, in Northwest Quadrant Building B, room 3511.Lunch will be provided by the School of Information Studies.

** Unfortunately this event has been canceled. We will announce a new date once it has been rescheduled. Apologies for any inconvenience. **

Big Brother, Big Business: Data-Mining & Surveillance — Privacy Week 2012

Mar 19, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Join the Center for Information Policy Research and the UWM Libraries for a special screening of the short documentary film “Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries” in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, an annual initiative of the American Library Association that invites the public into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age.

The event is free and open to the public:

Following the film, a panel of privacy advocates will discuss its implications, including:

CIPR Co-Sponsoring Unconference on “Feminism and Library & Information Studies”

Feb 6, 2012   //   by cipradmin   //   Events, News  //  Comments Off

Feminism in LISCIPR is proud to be among the sponsors for “Out of the Attic and Into the Stacks“, an unconference on Feminism and Library & Information Studies, to be held March 9-11, 2012 at UW-Milwaukee.

This unconference (details on what this means here) is a meeting of practitioners, scholars and aspirants in the field of library and information studies to explore feminism as theory, boundary, ecology, method, flavor, relationship, and epistemology — among others.

The unconference begins with a reception on the evening of Friday, March 9 evening concludes noon Sunday, March 12. Light breakfasts and lunch will be provided. Room reservations available at the Hilton Milwaukee River, which provides a shuttle service to the UWM campus.

The cost is only $25, and registration details are available here.

STUDENTS: CIPR is sponsoring student scholarships for attendance at the “Out of the Attic, Into the Stacks, Feminism and LIS unconference”. To apply for the waiver of the registration fee, please submit your name, student status, and brief statement of how the participation in the conference will support your studies and/or practice to Adriana McCleer <amccleer@uwm.edu>. Successful applicants will be notified by March 5, 2012.

Support for the unconference is provided by the Center for Information Policy Research at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the School of Information Studies; the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; the School of Library and Information Science at University of Wisconsin – Madison; the Wisconsin Women Library Workers.

Contact Joyce M. Latham (latham@uwm.edu) or Adriana McCleer (amccleer@uwm.edu) for more details.

CFP: 2nd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics of Information Organization

Dec 13, 2011   //   by cipradmin   //   News  //  Comments Off

Information organization, like other major functions of the information professions, faces many ethical challenges. In our literature, ethical concerns have been raised with regard to, topics such as, the role of national and international tools and standards, provision of subject access to information, deprofessionalization and outsourcing, education of professionals, and the effects of globalization. These issues and many others like them have serious implications for quality and equity in information access.

The Information Organization Research Group and the Center for Information Policy Research of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee join in presenting this second conference to address the ethics of information organization. Like the first Ethics of Information Organization conference held in Milwaukee May 2009, this conference (June 2012) welcomes papers on ethics and any element of information organization from cataloging standards to tagging; subject access; technology; the profession; cultural, economic, political, corporate, international, multicultural and multilingual aspects.

Invited speakers will include:

  • Opening speaker: Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
  • Closing speaker: Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

We invite submission of proposals for papers which will include: name(s) of presenter(s), title(s), affiliation(s), contact information and abstracts of 300-500 words. Presentations will be 20 minutes. Time will be set aside for questions as well as broader discussion. All abstracts will be published on the Web site of the UW-Milwaukee Information Organization Research Group. Full papers will be published in a special issue of Knowledge Organization.

  • Abstracts due: February 15, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance by: March 15, 2012
  • Full papers due: July 15, 2012

Submit proposals via email to: Hope A Olson, Conference Chair (holson@uwm.edu)

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