Information is like the air we breath: it touches all aspects of our lives. Information science explores how information and information systems work in our world. Information science researchers investigate questions about how information is created, organized, described, conceptualized, shared, and used. These inquiries tell us about the role that information plays in our lives, including our communities, schools, and workplaces.
For nearly fifty years, the Canadian Association for Information Science has been devoted to the advancement of information science in Canada. It brings together information scientists, librarians, archivists, computer scientists, documentalists, economists, educators, journalists, psychologists, and others interested in information.
Our 2018 theme, "Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies," highlights the multi-faceted connections between information and data. Our 2018 conference will include compelling examinations of information in society, scholarship, and our everyday lives.
9:00 - 10:30- Intervening in big data futures: Values, practices, and tools for pervasive ethics
Ali Shiri, University of Alberta; Sarah Polkinghorne, University of Alberta; Sharon Farnel, University of Alberta
Kate Cushon, University of Regina