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UKeiG is calling for nominations for its second major award - the Jason Farradane Award.

Given in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the information profession, the Award honours Jason Farradane who made an impact with a paper on the scientific approach to documentation at a Royal Society Scientific Information Conference in 1948 and was instrumental in establishing the Institute of Information Scientists in 1958 as well as the first academic courses in information science in 1963 at the precursor of City University, where he became Director of the Centre for Information Science in 1966.  

The nomination could highlight achievements such as raising the profile of the information profession within an organisation or field of endeavour in a way which has become an exemplar to others or simply raising the awareness of the value of information in the workplace; demonstrating excellence in education and teaching in information science; or making a major contribution to the theory and practice of information science.  

Nominations should reach UKeiG no later than Friday September 21st 2018. Full details of where to email your nomination and of the information which you should include in the nomination are given in the full call.



The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is now seeking 2018 nominations for this prestigious award.

The Tony Kent Strix Award was inaugurated in 1998 by the Institute of Information Scientists. It is now presented by 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). 

The Award is given in recognition of an outstanding practical innovation or achievement in the field of information retrieval in its widest sense, including search and data mining, for example. This could take the form of an application or service, or an overall appreciation of past achievements from which significant advances have emanated. The award is open to individuals or groups from anywhere in the world. 

The deadline for nominations is Friday 28th September.

Read more on how to submit your nomination.


You may also wish to book your place to attend the 4th Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2018. This year the Lecture is on 23 November, at the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD and is presented by last year's winner of the Tony Kent Strix Award, professor Marteen de Rijke. 

The event is free and open to everyone, but bookings are required.


UKeIG is pleased to announce its range of CPD courses for summer/autumn 2018.
All UKeIG courses are listed on our Continuing Professional Development page, where we provide handy links to full details. Make sure you check it on a regular basis!


This course will provide an introduction to the design of search user experiences with a focus on the fundamental principles of faceted search and navigation and is particularly suited to Intranet/web managers, information architects, search specialists, developers and managers of search projects, or anyone who either has implemented or is planning to implement a search application and wants to maximise the usability and effectiveness of their investment. 

Also returning by popular demand: Advanced Knowledge Management. This advanced course, run by KM expert Dion Lindsay and debuted in October 2017, explores in depth KM strategic planning and how to implement KM platforms effectively in the digital workplace. It will help you to articulate an organisational business plan to champion and start you on the road to a pervasive and successful KM culture in your organisation. The course emphasises the enterprise-level implications of Knowledge Management. The next date is 7 September 2018.

Due to demand UKeiG is pleased to announce that the one-day course on Better Social Media For Libraries: Twitter, Blogs & Instagram will be repeated later this year on 12 October, At CILIP HQ. Social Media provides essential marketing, communications and networking opportunities in today’s digital workplace, but what can you do to elevate your library or information service to a higher level of stakeholder engagement? This course is ideal if you are reaching a social media plateau and want to take your organisation’s use of social media to the next level.

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