DIS News archive

DIS Student 2021 British Council Alumni Award Finalist

01 July 2021

The Department is delighted to announce that one of its former distance learning Master’s students, Gayatree (Geeta) Ramlall, was recently shortlisted for a 2021 British Council Alumni Award in the Social Impact category. The Alumni Awards pay tribute to the impact that alumni of UK higher education institutions have had in their chosen field, and how this was sparked by their studies in the UK.

DIS celebrates 50 Years

24 February 2015

On December 18th DIS celebrated 50 years of providing quality courses in Information Studies.

Fifty staff, both past and present, attended a buffet lunch in Pen Bryn organised by Mike Lowe, Geraint Evans and Lucy Tedd.

Lucy Tedd wins Jason Farradine Award

10 November 2014

Lucy Tedd, who retired as a Lecturer  in the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University in 2012 , has been presented with the Jason Farradane Award  for 2014.

DIS Shortlisted for Digital Preservation Awards

17 September 2014

DIS has been short-listed in two categories for the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards

Dr Susan Davies awarded Ellis Prize

17 September 2014

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) has awarded the Ellis Prize to Dr Susan J Davies

April Study School 2014

11 June 2014

An intake of 74 new students started their distance learning course at the April 2014 study school in Aberystwyth

Bodleian Archivist's training scheme for two DIS students

09 June 2014

Bodleian libraries are funding two places on our Distance Learning Archive Administration programme thgrough the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Prize awarded at iFutures Conference 2013

09 October 2013

PT PhD student Jean Chitanda-Bright was awarded the prize for best poster at the iFutures 2013 Conference

Aberystwyth joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

17 October 2013

We are delighted to announce that Aberystwyth University has joined the Digital Preservation Coalition 

DIS senior lecturer receives 'Highly Commended' at Emerald Literati Awards

30 October 2012

Dr Judy Broady-Preston received a Highly Commended Award in the Emerald Literati Awards for a paper, jointly written with former DIS student, Alison Lobo.

Information Security Symposium

16 August 2012

This Symposium is hosted by Aberystwyth University and the National Library of Wales 

Date: 6th September 2012
Venue:  National Library Wales, Aberystwyth

New Course in Digital Curation

15 February 2013

A new full time one year postgraduate course in Digital Curation will be available from September 2013

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.

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.

UNESCO memory of the World Conference

27 September 2012

DIS will be represented at the UNESCO Memory of the World conference in Vancouver

Lucy Tedd's outstanding service recognised

20 December 2011

After 20 years as Editor of the journal 'Program' DIS Lecturer Lucy Tedd was recently awarded an Outstanding Service Award by the Emerald Literati Network. The award also recognised Lucy's significant contribution to the development of scholarly research in the field of digital librarianship.

Graduate recounts how qualification influenced his career.

24 August 2011

A graduate from 1973, Dr John Cook, recently visited the Department. Over tea and cakes he shared how his qualification had influenced his career in teaching, research, and as an Australian government adviser

Forgetting, remembering and records in the Cloud

07 June 2011

Department Lecturer Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher recently participated in a Canadian symposium with the engaging title ‘The law of unintended consequences – The right to be forgotten, the duty to remember.’ 

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".

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

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

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.

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.

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.

DIS Academic Scoops HE Teaching Award

12 August 2010

Dr Judith Broady-Preston received the 2009-10 Higher Education
Academy National Teaching Award for the Teaching of Information &
Computing Sciences (ICS) in HE in Wales.

CILIP President Biddy Fisher

06 June 2010

As Biddy Fisher took up her role as CILIP President for 2010 so the Department of Information Studies was very pleased to have her accept the position of Honorary Departmental Fellow

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'.