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Welcome to the European Chapter

The European Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T-EC) is the leading European community of academics and practitioners in the field of information science and a part of the worldwide ASIS&T community.

About Our Chapter

The European Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T-EC) is the leading European community of academics and practitioners in the field of information science and a part of the worldwide ASIS&T community.

The European Chapter invites you to enjoy a coffee and chat with the next in our Coffee With the Author series:
Dr. Rafael Ball

Friday, October 15th, 2021, 1-2pm UK time
Zoom link: see iConnect

Bibliometrics and altmetrics are increasingly becoming the focus of interest in the context of research evaluation. The Handbook Bibliometrics provides a comprehensive introduction to quantifying scientific output in addition to a historical derivation, individual indicators, institutions, application perspectives and data bases. Furthermore, application scenarios, training and qualification on bibliometrics and their implications are considered. Link to the book

Rafael Ball has been Director of ETH Library Zurich, Switzerland, since 1 March 2015. He holds doctorates in biology and science history and studied biology, Slavonic studies and philosophy at the Universities of Mainz, Warsaw and Moscow. He complete a two-year postgraduate qualification as a scientific librarian in 1996 and was head of Central Library in the Research Center Jülich, Germany from 1996 to 2008. Ball was Director of the University Library of Regensburg from 2008 to 2015. He has written and edited numerous publications, and is a dedicated speaker and a lecturer at various universities. His main work and research interests are the library of the future, science communication and the role of the printed book in the digital age.

About the chapter

The chapter aims to promote the exchange of ideas and good practices among professionals, researchers and educators in the field of information science and technology and associated fields. We feel that one of the duties of the chapter is to facilitate networking ideas and community building across the national borders within Europe, and within the ASIS&T membership worldwide.

Our chapter was established in 1993, turning the earlier North European Chapter into a pan-European chapter.

Chapter bylaws

Revisit Information Science Trends 2021: (#IST21) on the event's page!

Read an interview with past chairs Isabella Peters and Lai Ma.

How to Join

To be a member, one first needs to be a member of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). When completing the Membership Application Form, select the European Chapter as your chapter of choice.

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