Report: 8th Student Workshop of Information Science Research (SWiF)

For the eighth time Library and Information Science students from German speaking countries got the chance to present their research projects at the student workshop for information science research (SWiF). Eleven students from Germany and Austria held nine delightful presentations on this year’s two-day workshop.

SWiF provides a platform for all young researchers who want to present, discuss, collaborate and network with other students.

Sophia Ripplinger and Katrin Wardatzky from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

This year, SWiF was held in Düsseldorf, Germany and was organized by Agnes Mainka and Aylin Ilhan from the department of Information Science at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. The diverse topics ranged from mobile information retrieval to social media activities of politics.

Apart from the possibility to present their work, students got the chance to win the best presentation award. With the support of ASIS&T the lucky winner gained a one-year free student membership. In addition, Heinrich Heine University sponsored an Amazon voucher and a scientific research book.

We congratulate Lorenz Schmoly from the Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria for the best presentation on social media and fake news and welcome him in the ASIS&T community.

SWiF was originally founded by Katrin Weller, Isabella Peters and Dirk Lewandowski. The two latter, not unknown to the ASIS&T community, were also present at this year’s event and supported the students with helpful advice. Likewise, in his guest talk Miloš M . Jovanović provided insight in his work at Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis.

At the end of a successful workshop with fruitful discussions, Aylin Ilhan, Chair of the European Student Chapter, presented ASIS&T and the ESC and praised the benefits of being a part of the ASIS&T community.

We are looking forward to upcoming workshops with such engaged students.

Workshop participants, organizers and advisor