To better reflect the skills students bring to the workplace, the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will change the name of the undergraduate program from the Bachelor of Science in Information Resources (BSIR) to the Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST). The change will officially be recognized at the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.
By Dan Rude | Posted on February 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM
Last fall, the School of Information Studies played host to three exchange students from the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Austria. They sat down with Inside SOIS to share some of their experiences.
By Dan Rude | Posted on January 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM
Every time you go to the doctor, you see it. You might not be able to look at it closely, but it’s there. The doctor scribbles in it, the nurse reviews it, and even the pharmacist sees it. It's your patient record and these days it's being digitized.
By Dan Rude | Posted on January 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM
The School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is currently reviewing the results of focus groups held late in 2009 as it continues gathering information for the American Library Association’s (ALA) cyclical accreditation review. The focus groups – consisting of students, alumni, and employers – all discussed the mission and implementation of the Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program. That information gathered now goes to one of the seven committees established by SOIS in order to pull together evidence on the effectiveness of the degree program.
By Dan Rude | Posted on January 4, 2010 at 10:27 AM
For one week in July 2009, six SOIS students and recent graduates had the unique opportunity to help with the recovery effort at the largest European municipal historical archives north of the Alps, in Cologne, Germany. On March 3rd, 2009 the Historischen Archivs der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives of the City of Cologne) collapsed, killing two residents in an adjacent apartment building and damaging historical records. The archives held records dating from 922 AD to the present. Since the collapse there has been a continuous rescue and preservation effort to save the historical materials. Due to the scope of the disaster the group played a big part in getting the archives back on its feet and in the same time learning about important aspects in archival theory.