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A podcast about library and information science research, and why it matters. Created and managed by students at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies(FIMS)at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

So What? Library and Information Science Podcast So What? Library and Information Science Podcast

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A podcast about library and information science research, and why it matters. Created and managed by students at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies(FIMS)at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

    2.1 Genealogical and Archival Research

    2.1 Genealogical and Archival Research

    How we remember the past shapes our future. In this episode Joel Sherlock shares some of his experience as the manager of Genealogical and Archival Research at Indigenous Services Canada. What does research in an archives look like? Who goes to such an archives, and why? This interview offers a glimpse of these topics as well as the enduring legacy of the Canadian government's treatment of First Nations peoples.

    [Editor’s note, the Jay Treaty was signed in 1794, not 1793]

    This episode is part of a collaboration showcasing how research methods are practiced and applied in various settings. These episodes are developed in collaboration with Dr. Melissa Adler and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University in support of the Media, Information and Technoculture Research Methods coursework.

    Episode transcript available online: sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/2-1-genealogical-and-archival-research

    Episode producer: Alex Mayhew

    • 17 min
    1.10 Emerging Library & Information Perspectives

    1.10 Emerging Library & Information Perspectives

    Emerging Library & Information Perspectives (ELIP) - the open access, peer-reviewed journal managed by the students in the MLIS program at Western University and published by the FIMS Graduate Library - illustrates the importance of engaging LIS students as active participants in the scholarly communications ecosystem. It also highlights the voices of emerging scholars with important new perspectives.

    Additional details and transcript available from our website: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/1-10-emerging-library-information-perspectives

    Episode producers: Alex Mayhew, Mike Ridley

    • 16 min
    1.9 Dementia and Information

    1.9 Dementia and Information

    In this interview Dr. Grant Campbell from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University discusses dementia, both his research and how it has affected his loved ones. He makes sometimes surprising connections between the interactions of people living with dementia and their caregivers and topics such as music theory, cataloguing, and information organization. From Ranganathan’s faceted classification to Grice’s implicatures, Campbell makes use of many LIS concepts to help grapple with this challenging topic.

    Episode transcript available online: http://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/1-9-dementia-and-information/

    Episode producer: Alex Mayhew

    • 19 min
    1.8 Data Doubles

    1.8 Data Doubles

    Recently, three professors at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University, Jacquelyn Burkell, Alissa Centivany and Alison Hearn, spoke at the London Public Library about the concept of your data double. As you scan social media, search Google or Bing, or just aimless wander the net, data about you and your habits, interests and behaviours are being collected. Collected, sold and repurposed for purposes unbeknownst to you. Your data double, you might want to get to know it.

    A transcript of this episode is available from our website: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/1-8-data-doubles/

    Episode producer: Mike Ridley

    • 19 min
    1.7 The Social Justice Repair Kit and the Co-Designing Inclusive Cities Project

    1.7 The Social Justice Repair Kit and the Co-Designing Inclusive Cities Project

    In Episode 1.5 of the So What? podcast released in December last year we interviewed Alan Harnum of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto. We talked about the IDRC, its philosophy, and the way it works. This episode continues that discussion and focuses on two specific projects that exemplify the challenges and opportunities in the inclusive design area: the Social Justice Repair Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities project.

    A transcript of this episode is available online: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/1-7-the-social-justice-repair-kit-and-the-co-designing-inclusive-cities-project/

    Episode producer: Mike Ridley

    • 22 min
    1.6 Whats The First Thing You Remember About Reading

    1.6 Whats The First Thing You Remember About Reading

    What a simple question and what an intriguing set of responses! This question (“What is the first thing you can remember about reading?”) has been asked by Catherine Ross for many years as part of her research into reading and readers. We asked a number of people this and then posed the question back to Dr. Ross and her two research colleagues, Lynne McKechnie and Paulette Rothbauer.

    A transcript of this episode is available online: https://sowhat.fims.uwo.ca/1-6-what-do-you-first-remember-about-reading/

    Episode producer: Mike Ridley

    • 11 min

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