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20th June to 1st July

(in association with Pratt School of Information and Library Studies, New York, and University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences)

This is the fifth summer school arranged by the University College London Department of Information Studies, the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Studies in New York City and the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. The aim of the school is to give an understanding to MA LIS students of how publishers create e-publications with special reference to scholarly communication and teaching/learning in the humanities and the social sciences. The faculty includes teaching staff of the Centre for Publishing and the Digital Humanities Centre at UCL augmented by librarians and publishers from London, Oxford and Cambridge. There will be a programme of visits in all three cities with special access arranged. There is time built into the programme to take advantage of the wealth of cultural opportunities available. The school ends with attendance at an international conference which this coming year will be on Social Media and the Academy. The summer school is specially designed for the students from Pratt SILS but other MA LIS students are welcome and young publishers who want to understand their business better. It also represents an ideal opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in libraries, archives, museums and of course scholarly publishing to receive an intensive but enjoyable introduction to the international dimension. University College London – London’s global university – is recognised as one of the world’s leading centres of learning and located in historic Bloomsbury close to the British Museum and the British Library. For further information or questions email Dr. Tula Giannini, Dean Pratt-SILS: giannini@pratt.edu or call the Pratt-SILS office: 212-647-7682: there are limited number of places available.

Programme details

The course and the conference are organised by Andy Dawson and Anthony Watkinson of DIS and CfP working collaboratively with Tula Giannini, Dean of Pratt-SILS, Carol Tenopir, Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at UT, and with teaching input from senior staff of DIS and also the Library of UCL.

All presentations, whether at UCL or on visits, will leave time for questions and interaction and students will be asked to make presentations on appropriate topics. The ambience will be informal but at the same time conducive to a serious learning experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to DIS and UCL for the Summer School in June!

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