Archive for the 'Outreach' Category



 I am trying to help colleagues identify some of the most inspiring social innovations supported by the Internet and related digital technologies. Are there critical social challenges that are being addressed through digital innovations? Help us identify them. The innovations selected will become part of a on-going public database on digital social innovations that might […]

I have agreed to co-chair the next Web Science Conference, Web Science 2014, which will be held in 2014 at Indiana University. The lead chairs are Fil Menczer and his group at Indiana University, and Jim Hendler at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and one of the originators of the Semantic Web. The dates are 23-26 June […]

There are a growing number of older people who have been injured from falls, often with factures or other orthopaedic problems caused by the fall. The UK has Fall Nurses that visit homes and advise patients and families. The numbers in China make this less feasible, and large numbers of victims from falls have a […]

 Scholarship in the Networked World Oliver Smithies Lecture  6 June 2013, 5pm  Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College Christine L. Borgman  Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies  University of California, Los Angeles  and  Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer  Balliol College, University of Oxford Scholars are expected to publish the results of their work in […]

I spent two stimulating days at the Library of Congress (LC) last week. The first involved meeting with staff of the LC who are involved in thinking through short and long-range plans for the Library’s future, everything from space to holdings that will help the LC take a leading position in the US and globally […]

Internet Studies: Perspectives on a rapidly developing field Charles Ess, William Dutton doi: 10.1177/1461444812462845 New Media & Society, April 29, 2013 <http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/24/1461444812462845.full> To quote from the introduction – which is available as a free download – We have organized the contributions to this issue such that they flow across four general areas. The first focuses […]

Develop a Set of Realistic Expectations  X (4?) articles accepted, in press, or published before completion of DPhil 2 or more in peer reviewed journals or equivalent outlets book chapter(s) are good, more valued with other professional journal articles (Co-)Authorship issues vary across disciplines, but in Internet Studies:  One or more single authored publications idea […]

Our journal, Information Communication and Society (iCS), has had a step-jump in its readership and role in the field over the last several years. The editor, Brian Loader, and I were recalling our first meeting in the late 1990s, when Brian first proposed the journal. We are in the midst of the 16th volume with […]

While I have no involvement in this conference, I want to help draw attention to this CALL FOR PAPERS: Celebrating the Achievements and Legacies of Ada Lovelace 18 October 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters An interdisciplinary conference celebrating the achievements and legacies of the poet Lord Byron’s only known legitimate […]

Looking forward to speaking in Lisbon tomorrow about The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (OUP 2013). I’ll be addressing students and colleagues with one of my contributors, Gustavo Cardoso, an associate researcher at CIES, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Lisbon, Portugal. This will give me a chance to speak with his students about the development of Internet […]