News Archive

DIS Graduate invites Director of Research to address Taiwan conference

07 June 2011

Dr Judith Broady-Preston was invited to give the keynote address at the International Conference of the 40th Anniversary of Journal of Educational, Media and Library Sciences
When LIS meets the Digital World & Scholarly Publishing
7-8 March 2011, in  Taipei, Taiwan. 

New toolkit to assist decision making in Cloud Computing

07 June 2011

Aberystwyth University Department of Information Studies and The Archives and Records Association (ARA) have produced a Cloud Computing Toolkit

Aberystwyth staff share research at iSchool

03 May 2011

Lecturer Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher participated in an industry panel at the iSchool conference in Seattle, entitled "Privacy in the Cloud".

Commonwealth Scholarships available

02 February 2011

For the second year in a row the department will be awarding five scholarships to new students on the Distance Learning Masters programme.

DIS student takes part in Cochrane/Campbell Colloquium

02 December 2010

Deirdre Beecher (a current DIS Masters student) attended and presented at the 2010 Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations in Keystone, Colorado, USA.

Hat trick for DIS

28 October 2010

Three members of staff and two former MSc students were awarded prizes for Highly Commended Papers in the 2010 Emerald Awards.

DIS student wins JIBS prize

28 October 2010

The inaugural JIBS prize for the best student dissertation has been won by DIS distance learning undergraduate student, Nicola Ransom.

Cloud computing project

08 August 2010

Two Department of Information Studies lecturers have received funding from the Society of Archivists for a project looking into the issues surrounding the storage of information in the cloud.

Staff / Student conference presentation

09 August 2010

Senior Lecturer Dr Judith Broady-Preston, and past DIS student Alison Lobo recently gave a joint presentation at the QQML2010 conference in Chania, Crete.

Aber ILS student becomes art curator

09 August 2010

ILS student Mark Gilbert is organising the opening of two simultaneous art exhibitions on Inuit Art in Cambridge and London.

DIS student defends libraries

16 August 2010

Ian Clark - one of our current Masters ILS students- has published an article about the value of libraries in the digital age on the Guardian's 'Comment is Free' site and generated quite a debate.

Podcast participation

12 August 2010

Whilst attending the Records Management Update 2010 conference lecturer Nicole Schulz participated in a podcast discussion for Northumbria University’s Records Management Today Podcast series.

An Estonian Lecture Series

06 August 2010

Lucy Tedd recently returned from several days teaching Erasmus
Mundus students in Tallinn, Estonia.

Cochrane Collaborators trained

06 August 2010

Senior Lecturer Christine Urquhart, and PhD student Faten Hamad attended
Cochrane Collaboration UK contributors' meeting 2/3 March 2010 at the
University of Nottingham.

Papers, Panels and Projects Down Under

06 August 2010

In a packed schedule of meetings and presentations Dr Judith
Broady-Preston spent over a week meeting staff, students and project
teams in Melbourne and Brisbane at the 'People in the Information
Profession Conference 2009'.

The People's Collection presented in Delhi

07 June 2011

Lecturer Lucy Tedd presented a paper on the People’s Collection Wales at the International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and  Museums held in Delhi on February 15th -17th  2011