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UT Info Science Faculty Win Grant to Train Science Team Specialists

Dr. Suzie AllardSolving complex scientific problems often requires teams of researchers from different disciplines or even different institutions. And increasingly, information professionals are a part of those teams.

Four faculty members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, College of Communication and Information have received a $438,991 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating six master’s students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.

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UT Researchers to Study Scholarly Journal Articles "Beyond Downloads"

ElsevierWith more scholarly journals being distributed electronically rather than in print form, Elsevier—a publishing company—has contracted with three University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members to determine how journal articles are used after they are initially downloaded.

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, Associate Professor Suzie Allard and Adjunct Professor David Nicholas from the College of Communication and Information have received a $244,000 grant from Elsevier to lead a team of international researchers on a one-year project, "Beyond Downloads."

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CCI Symposium Explores Communication Convergence

Augie Grant

“Communication and Information Research in an Age of Convergence” was the theme of the College of Communication and Information’s thirty-fifth annual Research Symposium on February 27 on the UT campus.

August E. “Augie” Grant, the J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism at the University of South Carolina, delivered the keynote address. He will speak on “Convergence and Disruption: The New Research Paradigms.”

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