Track Date and time Hall Duration
Monday, 06. May 2019., 15:00 20’

Małgorzata Grabowska-Popow, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Gdynia, Poland - The future of libraries – the fight of Saint George against Dragon, or a library (also a scientific one) versus data smog (dragon)

Nowadays the “information overload” is a fact. The reasons and expression of it are described. A library, as a panacea for “data smog” is disscussed. The idea of similarity between an atmospheric smog and data smog - dragon (“smok” in Polish) are presented as well as the similarity between Saint George and a librarian.

Natalja Kondratjeva, Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR", Riga, Latvia - Latvian Fisheries in a Special Library’s Collections

The poster presents the Library of the Fish Resources Research Department of the research institute “BIOR”. Library collections of books and periodicals provides an overview of the history and development of fisheries sector in Latvia from the 1920s to nowadays. The poster includes notes and comments on the content of the most valuable publications related to fisheries and fisheries science and demonstrates a cover design of many original books and manuals devoted to fishing in the Baltic Sea and fish farming in Latvian inland waters.

Anne Laure Achard, Clara Poirier, Nicolas Lamouroux, IRSTEA, Villeurbanne, France; Yves Francois Le Lay, EVS UMR, Lyon, France - The use of textometric analysis for a scientific project on the Rhone River

In this poster, we present the specificities of the largest French “Long Term Socio-Ecological Research” called “Rhône Basin Long Term Environmental Research Observatory” (ZABR in French). The ZABR administers a network of 300 researchers from 24 universities and research organizations, working on the Rhône River and its tributaries, and the human life settled in its catchment area. The multidisciplinary ZABR network contributes to riverine ecosystems sustainable management and restoration. 

Currently the question asked by the ZABR researchers is: how could we characterize the multidisciplinary aspect of the knowledge produced within this network?  Publications are a valuable source of information: the content of scientific issues, their specific topics and results, and the words used to express them, reveal the founding principles of the research work. In this study, through textometrics, we characterize the way researchers consider the river. In addition to scientific and philosophical thinking driven by 15 researchers and a philosopher, we analyzed 102 publications from 2006 to 2016 related to the Rhône River and we used semantic and text analyses with Iramuteq and TMX software, to explore and visualize the vocabulary and the lexicography used in this corpus of publications.

Multidisciplinarity is reflected in the vocabulary used to share knowledge across different research fields. By analyzing the publications, we take the opportunity to compare the different meanings of recurrent words from several fields, and facilitate the dialogue within the ZABR researchers’ network.

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