NEASIS&T Event: Too Much Stuff – Curating Digital Content for Archives

The New England Chapter of ASIS&T is having an event called “Too Much Stuff – Curating Digital Content for Archives”.

The event is on Tuesday, October 8th 5:30-7:00pm at Champions Sport Bar (50 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142).

For more information check out:

Too Much Stuff flier

New ASIS&T Bulletin

This Tuesday we’re skipping the tutorial to bring you the latest issue of the ASIS&T Bulletin.

This issue is focused on search and includes an excellent article from Daniel Tunkelang on human-computer information retrieval:

In economic terms, HCIR aims to offer users better return on investment. Instead of slavishly accepting the constraints of the current interaction metaphor (users enter two words as input and see a ranked list of ten results as output) and attempting to optimize the user experience within those constraints, a search engine can allow users to get more if they give more. But what should it ask users to give? And what will users get in return?

For one perspective on what users should get in return for their search input, don’t miss this Thursday’s Lunchtime Lecture by Prof. Benoit: The ‘beautiful’ in information: philosophy of aesthetics and information visualization.