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5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2019

 Export to Your Calendar 29/11/2019
When: Friday 29 November 2019
From 1:30 PM until 5:00 PM
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The Geological Society
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD
United Kingdom
Presenter: Professor Pia Borland
Contact: Gary Horrocks


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5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2019 

Friday, 29 November 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm 

The 5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2019 will be delivered by Professor Pia Borlund (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University), and will take place on the afternoon of Friday, 29 November 2019 at The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Last year UKeiG, in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG) was delighted to announce that the winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award for 2018 was Professor Pia Borlund’s (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University)..

Programme and topics

1.30 Registration

2.00 Douglas Veal - Chairman's welcome

2.10 -Talk to be announced

2.45 - Questions & Discussion

3.00 - Tea & coffee

3.45 - The 5th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture - “Evaluation of information searching”, by Professor Pia Borlund’s (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University) .

Abstract: My Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award 2018 acceptance talk introduces the research area of interactive information retrieval (IIR), which is concerned with how people search for digital information. More specifically, the presentation addresses methodological issues of IIR evaluation in terms of what it entails to study users' use and interaction with IR systems, as well as their satisfaction with retrieved information, by presenting the IIR evaluation model. Central to this model is the employment of simulated work task situations as assigned search tasks, which has become a standard way of testing users’ interaction and satisfaction in IR. Though this approach of assigned search tasks appears simple and easy to employ it is in fact challenging, and wrong use may have implications for evaluation results, therefore strengths and weaknesses will be discussed. 

4.30 Questions & discussion

5.00 Meeting closes

Related knowledge and skills (See PSKB categories)  

Speakers

Professor Pia Borlund (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University). Professor Pia Borlund's Biography can be found here.

Abstract: My Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award 2018 acceptance talk introduces the research area of interactive information retrieval (IIR), which is concerned with how people search for digital information. More specifically, the presentation addresses methodological issues of IIR evaluation in terms of what it entails to study users' use and interaction with IR systems, as well as their satisfaction with retrieved information, by presenting the IIR evaluation model. Central to this model is the employment of simulated work task situations as assigned search tasks, which has become a standard way of testing users’ interaction and satisfaction in IR. Though this approach of assigned search tasks appears simple and easy to employ it is in fact challenging, and wrong use may have implications for evaluation results, therefore strengths and weaknesses will be discussed.

 

 

Ticket Information

This is a free event, open to everyone but advance bookings are required.

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