Information Science to Data Science: New Directions For iSchools

Workshop data/time: March 22, 2017, 1:00-5:30 PM

https://www.conftool.com/iConference2017/sessions.php

Location:  Hubei Hall 1, Wuhan University

1:00-1:10 PM WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION - Jane Greenberg and Xia Lin, Drexel University (Slides)

1:10-2:00 PM SESSION 1A: DATA SCIENCE EDUCATION IN ISCHOOLS PRESENTATIONS

Presentations (each for 10 minutes including Q&A) - Moderator, Xia Lin

  1. Chowdhury, G.  (Northumbria University, UK). From Information Science to Data Science Education: An iSchools Perspective
  2. Han W. & Guo, Y. (Nanjing University, China). A Current Situation Analysis of Data Science-related Programs in North American iSchools in the Big Data Age (Paper)(Slides)
  3. Ortiz-Repiso, V., Greenberg, J., and Calzada, J. (Univ. Carlos III-Madrid, Spain, and Drexel University, USA) A Scan of Data Science, Big Data, and Digital Curation Curriculum in iSchools.
  4. Lin, X. & Song, I. (Drexel University, USA). Development of a Comprehensive Data Science Curriculum in an iSchool: the Drexel Experience.
  5. Glushko, R. (University of California, Berkeley, USA) "The Discipline of Organizing" Meets "Data Science" (Paper)(AudioSlides, Slides)

** Open for general questions/remarks

2:00-3:00 PM SESSION 1B: BREAKOUT GROUP DISCUSSION AND REPORT BACK

  • Ground rules and guidelines, Jane Greenberg, Xia Lin 

2:00-2:40 PM, Breakout group discussion

Questions:

  • What are the core knowledge and skill areas of Data Science taught (or that should be taught) in iSchools?
  • What developments or steps are required for iSchools to excel and lead in Data Science?
  • Can iSchools collaboratively target opportunities to gain recognition in the data science space? If so, which opportunities, and how?
  • Is there a question your group would like to pose to seed Session 2B’s breakout group?

2:40-3:00 PM, Report back

3:00-3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 TO 4:10 PM SESSION 2A: COLLABORATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF IS2DS

Presentations (each for 10 minutes including Q&A) - Moderator, Sam Oh, to.be.confirmed

  1. Hu, X. et al. (Univ. of Hong Kong). Data Science as an Emerging Discipline: The Roles of iSchools in the Era of Big Data (Paper)(Slides)
  2. Zhou, X. & Feng, X.(Renmin University of China). Development of Data Science: the Advantages and Challenges of iSchool (Paper)(Slides)
  3. Wang, L. (Tianjin Normal University, China). Twinning Data Science with Information Science in i-Schools (Paper)(Slides)
  4. Sugimoto, S. & Li, Chunqiu (University of Tsukuba, Japan). Metadata Issues in Long-term Management of Data and Metadata (Paper)(Slides)
  5. Han, X. & Zhu, QH. (Nanjing University, China). Unique Contributions and Opportunities of iSchools in Data Science Education (Paper)(Slides)
  6. Wei, JZ. (Sun Yat-sen University, China). Information Science to Data Science: from the Aspect of Research (Slides)

4:10-4:50 PM SESSION 2B: BREAKOUT GROUP DISCUSSION, REPORT BACK, NEXT STEPS

  • Ground rules and guidelines, Virginia Ortiz-Repiso and Shigeo Sugimoto

4:10-4:30 PM, Breakout group discussion

Questions:

  • What are unique contributions and opportunities for iSchools?
  • How can we build an iSchool data science community? – Identify action items you would be willing to extend or work on individually or collectively.

4:30-4:50 PM, Report back

4:50-5:30 PM SESSION 3: COLLABORATION, ISCHOOL DATA SCIENCE MANIFESTO, WORKSHOP CLOSURE

  • 4:50-5:00 PM Collaboration opportunities/gathering, discuss getting started.
  • 5:00-5:15 PM The iSchool data science manifesto (inspiration - Per Hasle, Royal School of Library and Information Science)
  • 5:15-5:30 PM Action item review and workshop Closure (Xia/Jane)

Organizing Committee 
Jane Greenberg, CCI, Drexel University (Co-chair); Xia Lin, CCI, Drexel University (Co-chair); Gobinda Chowdhury, Professor of Information Science, Chair, European iSchools, Department of Computer & Information Sciences, Northumbria University; Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University: Library & Information Science and Data Science Department; Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Il-Yeol Song, CCI, Drexel University; Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies; Qinghua Zhu, Nanjing University, China