Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Communication

Sukurta: 17 July 2017

kf9 Saulėtekio, LT-01222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6101, fax 236 6104
E-mail:
http://www.kf.vu.lt

Dean – Prof. Dr. Andrius Vaišnys

STAFF

60 teachers (incl. 42 holding research degree), 1 research fellow holding research degree, 22 doctoral students.

 


RESEARCH AREAS

Information and Communication in Traditional and Network Society
Generating and Communicating Heritag

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2016

L. Juchnevič. Changes in the roles of libraries in network society: Lithuanian case.
V. Denisenko. The mage of the Baltic states in Russian periodical press in context of geopolitical changes (1991–2009).
K. Tolkačevski. Culture and communication of epigraphical inscriptions: based on nineteenth century memorial scripts from Vilnius.

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2016

International scientific conference Communication and Information Sciences in Network Society: Experience And Insights. III.
National conference Readings of V. Birziska. 2016.

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2016

Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences), Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2016, vol. 74, 129 p.; vol. 75, 143 p.

Kaunas, D. 2016 Kristijono Donelaičio atminties paveldas: studija. Vilnius: VšĮ Akademinė leidyba, 472 p.

Keršytė, N. 2016. Lietuvos muzeologija: Lietuvos muzeologijos raida XVIII amžiaus antrojoje pusėje–XXI amžiuje: mokslo monografija. Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba, 473 p.

Knygotyra (Book Science). Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2016, vol. 66. 316 p.; vol. 67. 304 p.

Lelewelis, J. Dvejetas bibliografinių knygų. T. 3: studija ir anotuota asmenvardžių rodyklė. Studijos autorė Aušra Navickienė; leidinio redaktorių kolegija: Domas Kaunas, Alma Braziūnienė, Aušra Navickienė; anotuota asmenvardžių rodyklę sudarė Vidas Račius ir Viktorija Vaitkevičiūtė. Vilnius: Versus Aureus, 2016. 486, [2] p.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSEOLOGY

9 Saulėtekio, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 219 32 90
Fax 236 6104
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Laužikas

STAFF

Professor: Dr. R. Laužikas.
Associate professors: Dr. J. Blažiūnas (part-time), Dr. N. Keršytė (part-time), Dr. A. Puškorius, Dr. Rita Repšienė (part-time).
Lecturer: Dr. Ž. Būčys (part-time).
Research fellow: Dr. V. Vaitkevičius (part-time).
Doctoral students: T. Božerocki, D. Armakauskaitė, N. Charapan, M. Kelpša, N. Latvytė-Gustaitienė. I. Vosyliūtė, T. Žižiūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digitization and digital communication of cultural heritage
Social values of museums and heritage communication
Commnunication of traumatical heritage
Preservation and conservation of movable heritage

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

The Social Role of the Production and Communication of Museality in a Changing World. Prof. Pieter van Mensch, Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas. 2013–2017.

Aim of the project was to investigate: the production of museality as a form of social capital in a participatory culture; the interaction between the professional museological infrastructure and its stakeholders in the process of musealisation and the role of heritage in cultural dialogue and social communication in a globalizing world.

Main publications:

Keršytė, N. Lietuvos muzeologija: Lietuvos muzeologijos raida XVIII amžiaus antrojoje pusėje–XXI amžiuje: mokslo monografija. Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba, 2016, 473 p.

Laužikas, R. Maisto reikšmės Kristijono Donelaičio Metuose XVIII a. kultūros kontekste. In Kristijono Donelaičio reikšmės. Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2016, p. 443–460.

Blažiūnas, J. 1514 ir 1563 m. Polocko bernardinų konvento kankinių istorija: istoriografinis ir ikonografinis aspektas. Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijos metraštis. Vilnius: Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademija. 2016, vol. 39, p. 69–85.

International Research Projects

COST ARKWORK (Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment). Funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. 2016–2020.

Main scientific results in 2016 (Department of Museology as partner): participating in preparation of COST ARKWORK proposal; start of leading of one WG; start of leading as Grant Holder institution; preparation for COST ARKWORK meeting in Jan. 2017 in Vilnius.

LoCloud (Local Content in the Europeana Cloud). Funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme. 2013–2016.

Main scientific results in 2016 (Department of Museology as partner): further developing of solutions for interoperability of historical geography in heritage information systems and historical place names and controlled vocabularies micro services for small and medium-sized institutions.

Europeana Food and Drink. Funded under the European Commission’s ICT Policy Support Programme. 2013–2016.

Main scientific results in 2016 (Department of Museology as partner): further providing digital content related to the Lithuanian food culture, national food and beverage production traditions, dining customs, as well as most characteristic recipies that represents the region; contributions in development of publishing models.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

University of York, York (United Kingdom)
Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden)
Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Athens (Greece)
Toronto University, Toronto (Canada)
Zadar University, Zadar (Croatia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. N. Keršytė –

Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas –

Dr. V. Vaitkevičius –

INSTITUTE OF BOOK AND DOCUMENTATION SCIENCE

9 Saulėtekio, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6111, 236 6112, 236 6116
Fax: 203 6104
E-mail:

Head - Prof. Dr. Aušra Navickienė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas (part-time), Dr. O. Janonis (affiliated), Dr. E. Macevičiūtė (part-time), Dr. R. Misiūnas, Dr. A. Navickienė.
Associate professors: Dr. N. Bliūdžiuvienė (part-time), Dr. A. Braziūnienė, Dr. A. Gudinavičius.
Lecturers: D. Baliūnas (part-time), Dr. L. Brochet (part-time), Dr. R. Cicėnienė (part-time), M. Dautartienė (part-time), D. Kontrimavičienė (part-time), Dr. D. Lukšaitė (part-time), Dr. T. Petreikis.
Research fellow: Dr. A. Braziūnienė (part-time)
Doctoral students: F. Brasaitė, I. Kažuro, K. Tolkačevskis, A. Urbanavičiūtė

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Media publishing and marketing, digital publishing, e-reading
History, theory and methodology of book science
History, theory and methodology of archivistic and documentation science
Manuscript and printed heritage communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Documentary Media Evoliution and Today’s Effects. Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė. 2016–2020.

The aim of the project was to analize documentary media in diferent historical periods and their heritage in today’s memory institutions, to investigate the role of digital media in communication processes of network society and to develope it’s fundamental and applied research.

Main research results in 2016: a monograph by Domas Kaunas Kristijono Donelaičio atminties paveldas (Heritage of Remembrance of Kristijonas Donelaitis), a publication of 19th century science history source Lelewel, J. Dvejetas bibliografinių knygų (Two books on Bibliography, vol. 3), 10 articles, published in Lithuanian and international scholarly journals ‒ Information research, Library and Information Science Research (referred in data base of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science), Libellarium, volumes of Knygotyra (Book Science). Inter-institutional scholarly contacts were intensively developed while preparing research publications and organizing international conferences in Lithuania, Poland and Germany.

Main publications:

Kaunas, D. 2016. Kristijono Donelaičio atminties paveldas: studija. Vilnius: VšĮ Akademinė leidyba, 472 p.

Lelewelis, J. 2016. Dvejetas bibliografinių knygų. T. 3: studija ir anotuota asmenvardžių rodyklė. Studijos autorė Aušra Navickienė; leidinio redaktorių kolegija: Domas Kaunas, Alma Braziūnienė, Aušra Navickienė; anotuota asmenvardžių rodyklę sudarė Vidas Račius ir Viktorija Vaitkevičiūtė. Vilnius: Versus Aureus, 486, [2] p.

Janiūnienė, E., Macevičiūtė, E. 2016. Information sharing between doctoral students and supervisors: fixed roles and flexible attitudes. Information research, Art. No. 1607. Internet access: <http://www.informationr.net/ir/21-4/isic/isic1607.html>.

Manžuch, Z., Macevičiūtė, E. 2016. Performance evaluation as a tool for strategic decisions about serving visually impaired users: The case of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind. Library & Information Science Research, vol. 38, no. 2, p. 161–169. Internet access: <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740818816301128>.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. The National Lithuanian Studies Development Programme for 2016–2024. The research results dissemination project Publishing of Vilnius University Research Journal Knygotyra (Book Science) (Nr. LIP-073/2016/ LSS-160000-398). Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė. 2016–2018.

The aim of the project was to ensure uninterrupted publishing of the journal Knygotyra (Book Science) and its functioning in the space of social sciences and humanities. In 2016 volumes 66 and 67 of Knygotyra (Book Science) were published.

Main publications:

Knygotyra (Book Science). 2016. Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, vol. 66, 316 p.

Knygotyra (Book Science) Vilnius University. 2016. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, vol. 67, 304 p.

International Research Projects

COST Action IS1404 E-READ. Evolution of Reading in the Age of Digitization. 2014‒2018. The coordination activities are supported from the EU RTD Framework Programme. Dr. Anne Mangen (University of Stavanger, Norway).

The goal of this Action was to improve scientific understanding of the implications of digitization, hence helping individuals, disciplines, societies and sectors across Europe to cope optimally with the effects. Based on a multidimensional, integrative model of reading, and combining paradigms from experimental sciences with perspectives (e.g., diachronic) from the humanities, the Action develops new research paradigms and metrics for assessing the impact of digitization on reading. These metrics enable the development of evidence-based knowledge of paper and screen reading, and provide guidance for practitioners, policy makers, publishers and designers.
Researchers of the institute took part at the Action Management Committee, developed research of digital media.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

 University of Latvia (Latvia)
University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
University of Stavanger, Norway
University of Wroclaw (Poland)
University of Zadar (Croatia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. N. Bliūdžiuvienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Braziūnienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Gudinavičius –

Dr. R. Cicėnienė –

  • board member of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences journal Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių biblioteka;
  • board member of the Consortium of the Lithuanian Academic Libraries for the Maintenance and Development of an Information Infrastructure for Science and Studies, http://www.labt.lt/Konsorciumas/;
  • member of the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE), https://hibolire.wordpress.com/members/;
  • member of National Committee of UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.

Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas –

Dr. D. Lukšaitė –

Prof. Dr. E. Macevičiūtė –

Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė –

  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Knygotyra (Book Science), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/knygotyra;
  • board member of the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE), a multinational and multidisciplinary network of scholars, https://hibolire.wordpress.com/members/;
  • regional liaison officer to the Baltic region of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP);
  • member of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), http://www.sharpweb.org/;
  • organizing and programme committees member of the international conference Communication And Information Sciences In Network Society: Experience And Insights. III, http://www.conference.kf.vu.lt/?page_id=165;
  • programme committee member of the conference Kultura Kiążki w Humanistyce Współczesnej, http://www.ibi.uni.wroc.pl/rada-programowa;
  • board member for analysing actual question of cultural heritage of the Department of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

Dr. T. Petreikis ­–

  • executive secretary of the serial publication Žemaičių kultūros savastys;
  • editorial board chairperson of the Lithuanian National Retrospective Bibliography

INSTITUTE OF CREATIVE MEDIA

9 Saulėtekio, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6113
Fax. 236 6104
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė (On maternity leave)

Acting Director – Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Bitinaitė–Širvinskienė

STAFF

Associate proffesors: Dr. R. Bitinaitė–Širvinskienė, Dr. K. Kirtiklis, Dr. M. Petrikas, Dr. T. Petrikis, Dr. R. Šukaitytė.
Lecturers: R. Kregždaitė, V. Pauliukaitis.
Doctoral students: A. Dabrovolskas, M. Meilutytė, R. Stonytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lithuanian and European Cinema
Visual Culture and Media

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Interdisciplinary Research of Lithuanian and Global Cinema and Visual Culture. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė. 2014–2018.

The Institute implemented interdisciplinary research in the areas of cinema, digital media and visual culture. During the year 2015–2016 theoretical and applied cinema research was carried out in which a great attention is given to the analysis of the social, political, aesthetic and institutional phenomena of Lithuanian and European post 1989’s cinema; theoretical and experimental research of visual culture and media was carried out from the aesthetic, institutional, technological and political aspects.

Researchers took part in various scientific activities, published articles (3 articles, published in Menotyra (Studies in art), Kultūros barai, collection of articles of 19th international conference on Cultural Economics) and studies (a monograph by Raimonda Bitinaitė-Širvinskienė Vytautas Palaima. Realybės horizontai), participated in scientific conferences.

Main publications:

Bitinaitė-Širvinskienė, R. 2016. Vytautas Palaima. Realybės horizontai: mokslo studija. Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 266 p.

Kregždaitė, R., Černevičiūtė, J., Strazdas, R., Jančoras, Ž. 2016. Problems of evaluation impact of CCI: constructing indexes. In 19th International Conference on Cultural Economics,Valladolid, 2016, June 21–24, p. 1–11.

Petrikas, M. 2016. Cultural of popular performances in interwar Lithuania: general noes on tendences. Menotyra (Studies in art), vol. 23, no. 2, p. 99–110.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Institute of Literary Theory, Theatre and Audiovisual Art of University of Lodz (Poland)
School of Journalism and Digital Communication of University of Central Lancashire (UK)
Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University (Estonia)
Faculty of Humanities of University of Latvia (Latvia)
Research Laboratory Passages XX-XXI of Lumière University Lyon 2 (France)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė –

Assoc. Prof Dr. M. Petrikas –

Assoc. Prof Dr. R. Bitinaitė–Širvinskienė –

Assoc. Prof Dr. K. Kirtiklis –

  • vice-chair of Philosophy of Communication Section at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), http://www.ecrea.eu/.

INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

9 Saulėtekio, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6119
Fax 236 6104
E-mail:

Head - Prof. Dr. Zenona Atkočiūnienė

STAFF

Professor: Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė.
Associate proffesors: Dr. P. Abarius, Dr. A. Budrevičius, Dr. B. Grebliauskienė, Dr. E. Janiūnienė, Dr. R. Matkevičienė (part-time), Dr. A. Mikalauskienė (part-time), Dr. L. Stundžė (part-time),
Lecturers: Dr. I. Girnienė, Dr. V. Jadzgevičienė (part-time), Dr. K. Kalašinskaitė (part-time), Dr. L. Markevičiūtė, Dr. S. Preidys (part-time), Dr. D. Siudikienė, G. Plepytė-Davidavičienė, A. Kasparavičius (part-time), K. Petrauskis (part-time), R. Valančius (part-time),
Doctoral students: J. Gribovskis, K. Jakutytė-Ancienė, E. Nabažaitė, L. Tamutienė, V. Vaitkevičius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Communication and itnformation heory
Information interaction in society
Knowledge society
Examination the efficiency of human communication processes
Impact of information technologies on the change of knowledge society

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Analysis of Changes in Knowledge Society. Prof. Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė. 2012–2016.

The purpose of the research was to examine the efficiency of human communication processes and the impact of information technologies on the change of knowledge society. The theme of the research was pursued by carrying out theoretical and applied research on organisational communication, public relations, mass media, information and knowledge management, information and communication law and information technologies. In 2016 the section of Knowledge and Innovation Management was organised under research goals in international conference Communication and Information Sciences in Network Society: Experience and Insights. III.

Main publications:

Janiūnienė, E., Macevičiūtė, E. 2016. Information sharing between doctoral students and supervisors: fixed roles and flexible attitudes. Information research, Art. No. 1607. Internet access: <http://www.informationr.net/ir/21-4/isic/isic1607.html>.
Preidys, S. 2016. Verslo analitikos metodų taikymas padalinyje, administruojančiame elektronines studijas. In Advanced learning tecnologies (ALTA 16): conference proceedings. Kaunas: Kauno technologijos universitetas, p. 79–87.

Siudikienė, D., Abdu, Muathe. 2016. An empirical study of searching for scholarships and jobs through using social networks’ features. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research, vol. 2 (1), p. 14–23.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Lappeenranta Technology University (Finland)
University Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Minsk Institute of Management (Belarus)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Ukraine)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė –

Lect. Dr. L. Stundžė –

  • editorial board member of the journal Lyčių studijos ir tyrimai (Gender Studies and Research).

INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM

11 Bernardinų, LT-01124 Vilnius
Tel.: 219 3040, 2193041
Fax: 219 3039
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deimantas Jastramskis

STAFF

Professors: Dr. A. Vaišnys, Dr. Ž. Pečiulis.
Associate professors: Dr. D. Jastramskis, Dr. M. Martišius, Dr. J. Mažylė, Dr. A. Šuminas (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. Dž. Donauskaitė (part-time), Dr. A. Gudauskas, E. Kubilius (part-time).
Doctoral students: M. Bražiūnas, J. Matačinskaitė, M. Savickas, V. Venckūnas.

RSEARCH INTERESTS

Media policy
Development of mass media
Media convergence
Social media
Journalism theory and practise
Journalism ethics
History of communication
Media management
Media effects

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget 

Transformation of Lithuanian Media in the Convergence Circumstances. Assoc. Prof. D. Jastramskis. 2012–2016.

The aim of the project was to analyze the modern media, mass media and journalism in relation with the modern technologies, to investigate dissemination of information and the change of public awareness.
The members of the group working on the topic focused on changes in traditional journalism in the context of media convergence; the situation of journalist and journalism in today’s mass media system (mass media ownership; the journalist-owner relationship; content construction and production; traditionalism and innovation in journalism; technological revolution; change in audience needs).

Main publications:

Jastramskis, D. 2016. Reduction of liberalism in Lithuanian media policy. Central European Journal of Communication,  vol. 9 (17), p. 164–179.

Pečiulis, Ž. 2016. Digital era: from mass media towards a mass of media. Filosofija. Sociologija, vol. 27, no. 3, p. 238–246.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

European Communication Research and Education Association
Baltic Association of Media Research (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Ž. Pečiulis –

Prof. A. Vaišnys –

Assoc. Prof. D. Jastramskis –

Assoc. Prof. J. Mažylė –

Assoc. Prof. A. Šuminas –

INSTITUTE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

9 Saulėtekio, LT-10222 Vilnius
Tel.: 236 6109, 2366110
Fax: 236 6104
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Arvydas Pacevičius

STAFF

Professor: Dr. A. Pacevičius.
Associate professors: Dr. Z. Manžuch, Dr. A. Pečeliūnaitė, Dr. M. Stonkienė, Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen (part-time).
Lecturers: Dr. V. Grigas (part-time), Dr. S. Jokūbauskienė (part-time), Dr. S. Juzėnienė (part-time), Dr. J. Rudžionienė, V. Stancelis (part-time)
Doctoral students: E. Sėdaitytė, A. Valinčiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Organisation of scientific and culture information
Creation and interaction of digitisation and information infrastructure
Science communication
Digital literacy and Information law
Heritage and memory communication
History of museums, libraries and archives
Digitisation of heritage, standardisation of digitisation and use of computer based methods and tools for heritage research
Management of libraries and information resource
Local lore studies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Development and Change of Culture and Science Communication in Information Infrastructures. Prof. Dr. Arvydas Pacevičius. 2015–2019.

In 2016 the aim of research theme was to investigate the development ant change of culture and science communication, the organization of information infrastructures, using historical, theoretical, methodological, didactic, technological applicability and other aspects of investigation. The most important topics of the research carried out by the Institute in 2016 were: digitisation of heritage and using computer-based methods and tools for heritage and information research; evaluation of public institutions, management of information resource, management of digitalisation and digital literacy, censorship, readership and development of archives, libraries, and museums; science communication.

Main publications:

Manžuch, Z. 2016. Project LiBiTOP: Evidence-based decisions for strategic management of the Lithuanian library network. Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information issues: SAGE, p. 1–18; doi: 10.1177/0955749015626034
Pacevičius, A. 2016. Masonų knygos kultūros raiška XIX amžiaus Lietuvoje. Knygotyra. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, vol. 67, p. 115–147. Internet access: < http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/knygotyra/article/view/10179>.
Laužikas, R., Čeprackas, L., Dumanowski, J., Pacevičius, A. 2016. Oginskių dvaro virtuvėje. Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba, 127 p.

National Research Projects

Our Region: Education of the Identities of Vilnius and Alytus Communities in Libraries (Mūsų kraštas: Vilniaus ir Alytaus bendruomenių tapatumo ugdymas bibliotekose) implemented together with project partner Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library. Project Manager Laura Juchnevič. 2016.

From June 2015 to November 2016, Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library (Department of Library and Information Science as partner, prof. dr. Arvydas Pacevičius): has implemented the project "OUR COUNTRY: Building Alytus and Vilnius Community Identity in Libraries. During this project library with partners updated historical and cultural heritage website for Vilnius region Vilnijos vartai (www.vilnijosvartai.lt) and created brand new historical and cultural heritage website for Alytus region Dainavos kraštas (www.dainavoskrastas.lt).

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Birštonas Public Library (Lithuania)
Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Lithuanian Library for the Blind (Lithuania)
Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Prof. Dr. A. Pacevičius –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Manžuch –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen –

  • editorial board member of the journal Parlamento studijos (Studies of Parliamentary), www.parlamentostudijos.lt;
  • member of the IFLA ISBD Review Group, http://www.cerl.org/web;
  • expert representative of Lithuania at the European Commission’s Copyright Contact Committee.

Dr. J. Rudžionienė –

Dr. V. Grigas –

  • editorial board member of the serial publication Bibliotheca Lithuana IV.

MEDIA RESEARCH LABORATORY

Saulėtekio 9, LT-03225 Vilnius
Tel.  236 6105,  fax 236 6104
E-mail:

Head - Dr. Andrius Šuminas

STAFF

Professor: Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas (part-time).
Associate professors: Dr. A. Šuminas, Dr. K. Kirtiklis (part-time), Dr. A. Gudinavičius (part-time).
Laboratory assitant: J. Červokas.
Doctoral student: A. Aleksandravičius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Interactive and traditional media
Media convergence and transformation
Social media and social networking

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2016

Projects Supported by University Budget

Fundamental and Applied Research of Interactive Media. Dr. A. Šuminas. 2013–2017.

The purpose of the research was to explore interactive media characteristics and application forms; examine the importance of interactive media to networking society; analyze traditional and new media development and convergence. Over the year 2016 the researchers of Media Research Lab took part in various scientific activities, published articles and studies, participated in scientific conferences and organized various scientific events (conferences, discussions, workshops etc.).

Main publications:

Kaunas, D. 2016. Kristijonas Donelaičio atminties paveldas: studija. Vilnius: VšĮ Akademinė leidyba, 472 p.: iliustr.

Kaunas, D. 2016. Leono Panavo asmeninių knygų įrišų rinkinys: katalogas. Sudarė, parengė ir įvado straipsnį „Leonas Panavas: ties metalo ir knygos sankirta“, p. 7–18, parašė Domas Kaunas. Vilnius: VU leidykla, 112 p.

MAIN R&D&I (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION) PARTNERS

Warsaw University (Poland)
Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
University of Boras (Sweden)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas –

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Šuminas –

  • scientific editor and editorial board member of the journal Parlamento studijos (Parlamentary studies);
  • editorial board member of the journal Agora;
  • editorial board member of the journal Journal of Comparative Politics;
  • Lithuanian representative for COST IS1404 action E-READ, http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1404?management.