Professor Michael Seadle
Current Executive Director of the iSchools, Inc. http://ischools.org/
Past Chair of the iSchool iCaucus
Current Editor-in-chief of World Digital Libraries: An International Journal
Previous Director of the Berlin School
Previous Dean and previous Deputy Dean of the Humanities Faculty
Past editor of Library Hi Tech.
June 3, 2019
Michael was attending the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity at Sam’s university (The University of Hong Kong / HKU) and he visited Sam.
Besides sharing his multi-million dollars (in Euros) project(s) in research integrity with publisher(s), Michael shared his thoughts for both iSchool and ASIS&T. He and Sam discussed how iSchool and ASIS&T can team up to take the field of information science further. One idea is that the two can joint force in coming up with an accredition process for various information science-related programs.
Sam shared that HKU got 2 programs (“Master of Science in Library and Information Management” & “Bachelor of Science in Information Management” accredited by CILIP in recent years. CILIP, the UK’s library and information association, “represent and champion all information professionals” (https://www.cilip.org.uk/).
Michael and Sam discussed that ASIS&T and iSchool can consider working with CILIP to offer a comprehensive international accredition process for various information science-related programs for universities from around the world. They believe that doing this can strengthen the image of ASIS&T and iSchool (and CILIP too) and hence results with a win-win situation for all participating bodies and for all information professionals too.