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CCI’s Deborah Turner and Tim Gorichanaz to Present at International Conference of the Document Academy

July 16, 2015

Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Assistant Professor Deborah Turner, PhD and doctoral student Tim Gorichanaz will be presenting at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Document Academy (DOCAM) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Sydney, Australia (July 20-22, 2015):

Tuesday, July 21 – 10:30-10:55 a.m.
Tim Gorichanaz on For every document, a person: A co-constructed view of documents

Wednesday July 22 – 9:00-9:25 a.m.
Deborah Turner on Reconsidering library collections: community services as documents

Turner’s research interests lie in the areas of human information behavior, including interactions with oral information; community informatics; document studies; and public libraries and other information organizations. She is a member of the College’s Center for the Study of Libraries, Information, & Society (CSLIS), which unites faculty from CCI with faculty from other institutions, industry representatives and local and global community members to translate theory into practice, educate, inform policy and meet the library and information needs of modern society.

Gorichanaz, a student in the PhD in Information Studies program, serves as research assistant to Turner on The Oral Present, a three-year early career research project funded by the Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian (LB21) Program at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS; RE-07-14-0051). The project investigates how to design services for community members who prefer to talk about their information needs. His research centers on the information experience, both as a research object and as a way of offering insight into human information behavior.

DOCAM provides a unique multidisciplinary space for reporting experimental and critical research on the concept of the document and documentation, with participants from fields as diverse as information, media, museum, archives, culture and science studies. This year’s conference theme is “Documents Unbounded,” in which participants will examine the challenges ahead, as the understanding of data, documents, records, artifacts, evidence and memory, form in the continuously changing landscape of new media and communications.

DOCAM 2015 will be jointly hosted by the IKM and Digital Studies Program University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and School of information Studies at Charles Sturt University (CSU).

For more information about the conference, visit the DOCAM ’15 website.