‘A student perspective on accessing academic information in the Google Era’

Call for papers to present a breakout session at the 2009 UKSG Conference and Exhibition entitled ‘A student perspective on accessing academic information in the Google Era’

“Throw away your textbooks and give us YOUR views."

The UKSG annual conference attracts delegates from across the information industry, from publishers and intermediaries to librarians. We are looking for a current student to give an original and personal perspective on being a ‘digital native’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_native). How do you search for and accesses academic information for your studies and research. How do you begin the process? Where do you find the information that you need? How do you assess whether it is good or bad? And what are your pet hates?

The UKSG would like to invite papers from interested undergraduate, postgraduate or research students on UK/Irish Library and Publishing courses.

The winning entrant will be invited to give a presentation drawing on the key issues in a breakout session at the 32nd 2009 UKSG Conference and Exhibition at the Riviera Centre, Torquay, 30 March – 1 April. Breakout sessions will run on Monday/Tuesday or Tuesday/Wednesday and typically attract up to 40 delegates.

The prize will also include:

  • A residential place on the 2009 UKSG Conference and Exhibition including reasonable travel expenses
  • Publication of the paper in Serials – this paper will be made open access from publication
  • Presentation of a prize at the 2009 UKSG Conference and Exhibition
  • Free place on a presentation skills course prior to the conference (courtesy of Taylor and Francis)

All entries should be emailed to Graham Stone (g.stone@hud.ac.uk) by 30 November 2008

Submission criteria

Entrants should submit 500 words outlining the presentation entitled ‘A perspective on accessing academic information in the Google Era ‘

Short listed entrants may be invited to discuss their proposal with a panel

Panel members

Bev Acreman                 Taylor and Francis
Farhana Hoque              Elsevier
Kate Price                     University of Surrey
Graham Stone               University of Huddersfield


 

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