Faculty of Communication

kf9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-01222 Vilnius
Tel. 236 6101
E-mail:
http://www.kf.vu.lt
Dean – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Laužikas

 


92 teachers (incl. 49 holding research degree), 6 research fellows (incl. 3 holding research degree), 21 doctoral students.

DEPARTMENTS OF THE FACULTY

Department of Book Science and Publishing
Department of Corporate Communication Research
Department of Documentary Media Anthropology
Department of Information and Knowledge Management
Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Media
Department of Museology
Department of Political Communication
Department of Rhetoric
Department of Screen and Performative Communication
Digital Media Laboratory
Gender Studies Centre
Research Centre for the Organization of Libraries and Information

RESEARCH AREAS

Lithuanian studies: philological, cultural and interdisciplinary aspects. Research and development
Information and communication in traditional and network society
Generating and communicating heritage

MAIN CONFERENCES ORGANIZED IN 2018

International conference Communication and Information Sciences in Network Society IV, 2018

BEST REPORTS DELIVERED AT CONFERENCES ABROAD

Atkočiūnienė, Zenona; Girnienė, Ingrida. Impact of knowledge management processes and intellectual capital on organizational performance. 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management – ECKM 2018. Padua, Italy, September 6–7, 2018.

Gudinavičius, Arūnas. Digital reading of online book covers: analysis of a reader’s choice. From First to Last Texts, Creators, Readers, Agents (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) Annual Conference 2018). Western Sydney University. Sydney, Australia, 10–12 July, 2018.

Kirtiklis, Kęstas. The humanist limits of communication theory: R. Craig’s metamodel and F. Kittler’s media theory. 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA) Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation. Lugano, Switzerland, November 2, 2018.

Macevičiūtė, Elena; Manžuch, Zinaida. Conceptualising the role of digital reading in social and digital inclusion. ISIC 2018 - The Information Behaviour Conference. Krakow, Poland, October 9–11, 2018.

Matkevičienė, Renata. How the media are managing public opinion during political election campaigns: the case of a political corruption scandal during the Lithuanian Parliament elections in 2016. Media in the Post-Truth World: The New Marketplace of (Dis)information. Prague, Czech Republic, November 2–4, 2017.

MAIN SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2018

Gudinavičius, Arūnas; Šuminas, Andrius. 2018. Choosing a book by its cover: analysis of a reader’s choice. Journal of Documentation. Cambridge : Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., vol. 74 (2), p. 430–446, doi: 10.1108/JD-09-2016-0111.

Laužikas, Rimvydas; Dallas, Costis; Thomas, Suzie; Kelpšienė, Ingrida; Huvila, Isto; Luengo, Pedro; Nobre, Helena; Toumpouri, Marina; Vaitkevičius, Vykintas. 2018. Archaeological knowledge production and global communities: boundaries and structure of the field. Open Archaeology. Warsaw: Walter de Gruyter Poland, vol. 4 (1), p. 350–364.

Pečiulis, Žygintas. 2018. Bokštą gaubianti paslaptis: TV medijos radimasis Lietuvoje: monografija. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 364 p.

DEPARTMENT OF BOOK SCIENCE AND PUBLISHING

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

Head - Prof. Dr. Aušra Navickienė

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas, Dr. R. Misiūnas, Dr. A. Navickienė.
Associate professor: Dr. A. Braziūnienė.
Assistant professors: Dr. R. Cicėnienė, Dr. T. Petreikis, Dr. K. Tolkačevskis.
Doctoral students: F. Kepalienė, I. Kažuro.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Media publishing and marketing
History, theory and methodology of book and other media sciences
Manuscript and printed heritage communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

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

The aim of the project was to analyse printed media of different historical periods and their heritage in today’s memory institutions, to investigate processes of traditional and digital publishing in network society and to develop fundamental and applied research of documental communication disciplines. Main research results in 2018 were published in one monograph, six articles in Scopus database referred journals and five articles in other peer-reviewed research journals and books. During 2018, inter-institutional scholarly contacts were intensively developed while taking part at international and local scientific events and organizing international conference as well as an interdisciplinary seminar.

Main publications:

Petreikis, T. 2018. Profesionalioji lietuvių periodika: leidybos ir raidos 1823–1940 m. istorija. Iš Lietuvos bibliografija. Serija B, Periodiniai leidiniai lietuvių kalba. (1823–1940 = Lithuanian Serials 1823–1940.) D. 1: Poligrafiniu būdu spausdinti leidiniai. K. 1: A–N. Vilnius: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka, p. 15–47. In English: Professional Lithuanian serials: the history of the development of publishing and printing in 1823–1940, p. 48–83.

Braziūnienė, A. 2018. Knygos muziejus: kai kurie probleminiai teoriniai ir istoriniai aspektai (The book museum: some problematic theoretical and historical aspects). Knygotyra, vol. 71, p. 103–129.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. The State Lithuanian Studies and Dissemination 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. 2016–2024.

The aim of the project was to ensure uninterrupted publishing of the open-access peer-reviewed scholarly journal Knygotyra (Book Science) and its functioning in the space of social sciences and humanities. In 2018, volumes 70 and 71 of the Knygotyra (Book Science) were published.

Main publications:

Knygotyra (Book Science). Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2018, vol. 70. 301 p.

Knygotyra (Book Science). Vilnius University. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2018, vol. 71. 330 p.

Research Council of Lithuania. The State Lithuanian Studies and Dissemination Programme for 2016–2024. The research project: Martynas Jankus: a Unifier of the Nation. (Nr. P-LIP-18-138). Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas. 2018–2021.

The gist of the project was to carry out research on the subject Martynas Jankus: Unifier of the Nation and Pressman resulting in a 30 quire monograph. For its preparation in 2018, the search for archival material was carried out in Lithuanian and German archives, libraries and museums.

Main publication:

Kaunas, D. 2018. Adamo Honory’io Kirkoro knygų leidyba lietuvių kalba Rusijos imperijos įvesto lietuviškosios spaudos draudimo laikais (The publication of books by Adam Honory Kirkor in the Lithuanian language during the period of Lithuanian press ban enforced by Imperial Russia (1864–1904). Knygotyra, vol. 71, p. 71–102.

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

University of Latvia (Latvia)
University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
University of Tallinn (Estonia)
University of Wroclaw (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Braziūnienė

Dr. R. Cicėnienė

  • member of the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE), https://hibolire.wordpress.com/members/;
  • member of the Lithuanian Libraries’ Council;
  • editorial board member of the Lithuanian National Retrospective Bibliography.

Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas

  • Chairman of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, http://www.lma.lt/prezidiumas;
  • research council member of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences;
  • research council member of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania;
  • board member of the Vilnius University Library;
  • board member of the book series Fontes historiae Universitatis Vilnensis, http://www.vu.lt/site_files/InfS/fontes_historiae_nuostatai.pdf;
  • editor-in-chief of the journal Knygotyra (Book Science), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/knygotyra;
  • editorial board member of the proceedings of the Department of Information and Library Studies of Latvia University Information and Society;
  • editorial board member of research papers Беларуская кніга ў кантэксце сусветнай кніжнай культуры;
  • member of the Nordic-Baltic-Russian Network on the History of Books, Libraries and Reading (HIBOLIRE), https://hibolire.wordpress.com/members/;
  • Chairman of the organizing committee of interdisciplinary seminar Source Studies of Historical Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (organized together with the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, 22 November 2018);
  • member of the local organizing committee of the international conference Communication and Information Sciences in Networked Society: Experiences and Insights IV 2018.

Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė

  • deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Knygotyra (Book Science), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/knygotyra;
  • editorial board member of the annual electronic journal Lingua Franca: The History of the Book in Translation, http://www.sharpweb.org/linguafranca/editorial-board/;
  • 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 global Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP);
  • member of the global Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), http://www.sharpweb.org/;
  • member of the organizing committee of interdisciplinary seminar Source Studies of Historical Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (organized together with the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of LithuanianAcademy of Sciences, Vilnius, 22 November 2018);
  • member of the local organizing committee of international scientific conference Communication and Information Sciences in Networked Society: Experiences and Insights IV 2018.

Dr. T. Petreikis

  • executive secretary of the serial publication Žemaičių kultūros savastys;
  • Chairperson of the editorial board of the Lithuanian National Retrospective Bibliography;
  • member of the local organizing committee of international scientific conference Communication and Information Sciences in Networked Society: Experiences and Insights IV 2018.

Dr. K. Tolkačevski –

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Dr. R. Cicėnienė

  • Researcher in the project The Concept of Management of the Information Resources of Lithuanian Libraries (Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, Lithuanian National Library).

Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas

  • Member of the Commission for the Traditions and Heritage of Lithuanian Studies (Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania);
  • Member of the Commission for the Evaluation of Lithuanian Scholarly Periodical Publications;
  • Chairman of the Evaluation Commission of the Lithuanian Literature and Folklore Institute Library and Folklore Archives documents as exhibits for Simonas Daukantas Exhibition;
  • Chairman of the Commission of Meilė Lukšienė’s Prize (Ministry of Education and Science) (the prize is awarded every four years, the commission concluded in 2018);
  • Chairman of the Competition Commission of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Young Academy of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (2018).

Dr. T. Petreikis

  • Chairman of the book art competition Knyga, prakalbinusi popierių (The Book, which Made Paper Spoke), organized by CC Papyrus Lietuva.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Braziūnienė, Dr. R. Cicėnienė, Prof. Dr. A. Navickienė

  • Consultation of the staff of Anykščiai County Liudvika ir Stanislovas Didžiuliai Library in creating a board game designed to develop media literacy, assistance in implementing documentary heritage update project, financed by the Culture Council of Lithuania.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Prof. Habil. Dr. D. Kaunas

  • Participation in events dedicated to commemorating the anniversary of the Lithuanian writer Ieva Simonaitytė and actualizing her memory: celebration events of the book Aš esu Etmės Evė (I am Etmės Evė) (2017), held in the International Vilnius Book Fair, in libraries and gymnasiums in Western Lithuania in January‒April 2018; 
  • Participation in the events dedicated to the celebration of Simonas Daukantas year: report Pirmieji bandymai išleisti Simono Daukanto “Pasakojimus apie veikalus lietuvių tautos senovėje” (First Attempts to Publish Simonas Daukantas’ “Stories About Stories in the Lithuanian People’s Antiquity”) at the event organized by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 12th December, 2018;
  • An information-problematic article on the source studies of historical research in humanities and social sciences for the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences newsletter LMA News prepared together with academician Vincas Būda and professor of Vilnius University Faculty of Communication Arvydas Pacevičius.

Dr. T. Petreikis

  • Participation in the events dedicated to the celebration of Simonas Daukantas year: lecture to the public Simonas Daukantas: tarp įsipareigojimų tarnybai ir galimybės veikti (Simonas Daukantas: between Obligations to the Service and Opportunity to Act), Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum, 30 October, 2018, Vilnius; article Simonas Daukantas ir Sankt Peterburgo cenzoriai (Simonas Daukantas and St. Petersburg Censors) in science popularization journal Žemaičių bibliofilas, no. 8, p. 9–10, December 6, 2018;
  • Participation at international exhibitions To Be Banned: Baltic Books 1918–1940 (coordinator: Prof. Dr. Viesturs Zanders, National Library of Latvia) as one of the creators of the concept, the curator of the Lithuanian part, the creator of the virtual reality narrative that supplemented the exhibition.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 236 6107
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Renata Matkevičienė

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr. B. Grebliauskienė, Dr. M. Stonkienė, Dr. R. Matkevičienė.
Doctoral students: A. Telyčėnaitė, E. Nabažaitė, L. Tamutienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Theoretical, methodological, practical analysis of tendencies and problems of corporate communication and its derivative fields, focusing on analysis of changing discourse (participants, context, narrative) of corporate communication
Public and media discourses in relation to corporate communication, public interest, social responsibility, corruption, values and social impact
Investigation of corporate communication in international and intercultural perspective focusing on changes in communication content, forms and channels, as well as on legislation processes
Stakeholders’ communication and their engagement in corporate communication and in relation with analysis of reputation, image, branding development and communication strategies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Research on Corporate Communication in Lithuania: Analysis of Reputation, Trust, Sustainability Discourses Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė. 2017–2020.
Aims of the research carried out by scholars are based on the theoretical, methodological, practical analysis of tendencies and problems of corporate communication and its derivative fields, focusing on analysis of changing discourse of corporate communication.
Focus of the research is on investigation of public and media discourses in relation to corporate communication, public interest, social responsibility, corruption, values and social impact; investigation of corporate communication in international and intercultural perspective concentrating on changes in communication content, forms and channels, as well as on legislation processes.

Main publications:

Stonkienė, M. 2018. The dimension of social participants in university education quality. Educational alternatives. Burgas: Science Events Ltd., vol. 16, p. 178–193.

Plepytė-Davidavičienė, G., Grebliauskienė, B. 2018. Privataus ir viešojo interesų raiška nušviečiant emigracijos klausimą Lietuvos internetinėje žiniasklaidoje (Expressions of private and public interests in the online news media coverage of emigration issues in Lithuania) Informacijos mokslai, vol. 81, p. 121–132, doi: 10.15388/Im.2018.0.11944.

Matkevičienė, R., Stonkienė, M. 2018. Viešasis interesas žiniasklaidoje: asmens iškelta vartotojų teisių apsaugos problema kaip viešojo intereso atvejis Lietuvos interneto žiniasklaidoje (Public interest in the media: issue of protecting consumers’ rights as a public interest case in Lithuanian internet media raised by a person). Informacijos mokslai, vol. 82, p. 36–49.

International Research Projects

COST Action: IS1308: Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics. The coordinator activities are supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Prof. Dr. Toril Aalberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). 2014-2018.

The goal of this Action was to investigate populist political communication and its impact on democratic political life across Europe. This is necessary not only in light of recent populist backlashes in many democracies against governments and political and economic developments, but also in respect to changes in national media and communication systems.
In order to comprehend this poorly understood aspect of contemporary political communication this Action will examine three interconnected, but distinct aspects of populist political communication: 1) populist political communication actors and their communication strategies; 2) the media and populist discourses and frames; 3) citizen’s engagement with populist political messages and the effect of these messages.
This Action will provide a thorough critical review of existing knowledge, much improved research coordination, widen co-operation between scholars, bridge gaps in existing knowledge and strengthen dialogue with various societal stakeholders, benefiting media organizations, NGOs and policy actors as well as the wider scientific community. MC member – R. Matkevičienė.

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

Lithuanian Communication Association (former Lithuanian PR Specialists Union)
Lithuanian Social Enterprise Association (LISVA)
Tartu University (Estonia)
Estonian Business School (Estonia)
Leeds Becket University (Great Britain)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Stonkienė

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Stonkienė

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė

  • Consultations for SE accelerator “AdvancedSo” (project financed by British Council, Lithuania);
  • Consultations for SOCIFACTION project (communication consultancy, project financed by British Council Lithuania);
  • Consultations for Lithuanian Government, in collaboration with GOPA (funded by European Commission).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Stonkienė

  • Consultations for SE accelerator “AdvancedSo” (project financed by British Council, Lithuania).

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Matkevičienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Stonkienė

  • Body language researcher: our body shows more than we want. An interview with Vilnius University assoc. prof. dr. M. Stonkiene. LRT Radio broadcast, Radijo popietė, April 1, 2018;
  • Public lecture Heritage and creative activities in museums: aspects of intellectual property, December 14, 2018, Lithuanian National Art Gallery;
  • Public lecture Protection of the moral rights of a person (right to privacy, right to image, personal data, right to honour and dignity) in museum activities, December 07, 2018, Lithuanian National Art Gallery;
  • Public lecture Academic ethics and copyright, February 04, 2018, Lithuanian Centre of Informal Youth Education.

 

DEPARTMENT OF DOCUMENTARY MEDIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY

9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 236 6110
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Arvydas Pacevičius

STAFF

Professors: Dr. A. Pacevičius, Dr. A. E. Walter,
Doctoral students: E. Sėdaitytė, A. Valinčiūtė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Age of Enlightenment and Romanticism in Lithuania and North Germany: memory and identity
Evaluation and digitization of documentary heritage
Heritage, media and memory communication
History and documentary heritage of museums, libraries and archives
Knowledge society theories
Local lore studies
Management of libraries and information resource
Medieval-Modern Lithuanian written culture in the European context
Science communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Documentary Communication and Media: Theory, History, Digitization. Prof. Dr. A. Pacevičius. 2017–2020.

In 2018, the aim of research theme was to investigate anthropological aspects of the development and function of archival and document media and library collections using diachronic and problematic approaches towards research methodologies for written media, comparative analysis of the history of libraries, archives and other memory institutions in Lithuania and Central as well as Eastern Europe. The most important topics of the research carried out by the Department in 2018 were: national conference Genealogy and local history: sources, research, dissemination (together with Panevėžys county Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library); research articles (L. Juchnevič, A. Pacevičius, A. Walter); Books: Collection of Articles Bibliotheca Lituana V: Ego-documents in the context of Aukštaitija book culture; Source publication Michał Girdwojń (1841–1924); an Autobiography.

Main publications:

Pacevičius, A., Astrauskienė, G. (compilers). 2018. Egodokumentika Aukštaitijos knygos kultūros kontekste, 272 p. Bibliotheca Lituana, vol. 5).

Būda, V., Pacevičius, A. (compilers). 2018. Mykolas Girdvainis (1841–1925). Autobiography, 128 p.

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

Eutiner State Library, Research Centre for Historical Travel Culture (Germany)
Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library (Lithuania)
Vilnius University Library (Lithuania)
Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. A. Pacevičius

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Arvydas Pacevičius, presentation of the book Aš esu Etmės Evė: Ieva Simonaitytė amžininkų liudijimuose (ed. Prof. D. Kaunas), International Book Fair of Lithuania, 25 February, 2018;
  • Arvydas Pacevičius (together with Prof. V. Būda), paper Research and publication of the science history sources: possibilities of interfield collaboration, workshop Source Studies of Historical Research in Humanities and Social Sciences: Status and Problems, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and Communication Faculty of Vilnius University, 22 November, 2018 ;
  • Austė Valinčiūtė, lecture Vaccination: Choice or Responsibility? International Values Education Camp for School Children WE CARE!, Dvarčėnai, Lithuania, organized by the USA Embassy and the Lithuanian English Teacher Association, July 2018.

 

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

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

Head - Prof. Dr. Zenona Atkočiūnienė

STAFF

Professors: Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė, Dr. A. Mikalauskienė.
Associate professor: Dr. L. Stundžė.
Assistant professors: Dr. I. Girnienė, Dr. S. Preidys, Dr. D. Siudikienė.
Doctoral students: J. Gribovskis, V. Vaitkevičius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Communication and information theory
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 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Information and Knowledge Management Activities in Promoting Innovation in the Context of the Information Society Development. Prof. Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė. 2017–2020.

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, information and knowledge management and information technologies. In 2018, under research goals the national conference Information and Communication Expressions of Theory and Practice’ 2018 was organised.

Main publications:

Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences). Vilnius University. 2018, vol. 81–82,
http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/informacijos-mokslai/issue/view/1046,
http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/informacijos-mokslai.

Štreimikienė, D., Mikalauskienė, A., Atkočiūnienė, Z.O., Mikalauskas, I. 2018. Renewable energy strategies of the Baltic States. Energy & Environment, p. 1–18, doi: 10.1177/0958305X18790961. Internet access: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0958305X18790961

Atkočiūnienė, Z.O., Praspaliauskytė, G. 2018. The influence of intellectual capital and knowledge management on organizational performance in Lithuanian software companies. Ekonomika, vol. 97 (2), p. 106–120.

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

Lappeenranta Technology University (Finland)
New University of Lisbon (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 –

  • editor-in-chief of the journal Informacijos mokslai (Information Sciences), http://www.vu.lt/leidyba/lt/mokslo-zurnalai/informacijos-mokslai/redakcine-kolegija;
  • research council member of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences;
  • board member of The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences journal Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių biblioteka;
  • organizing committee member of the national conference Application of Information and Communication Theory into Practice, 2018.

Prof. Dr. A. Mikalauskienė

  • member of the International Energy Economic Association.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė, Dr. I. Girnienė, Dr. D. Siudikienė

  • organizing committee members of the national conference Application of Information and Communication Theory into Practice, 2018.

Dr. S. Preidys

  • member of the National Distance Learning Association Council;
  • board member of the Lithuanian Distance Education Consortium;
  • organizing committee member of the national conference Application of Information and Communication Theory into Practice, 2018.

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Prof. Dr. Z. Atkočiūnienė, Dr. I. Girnienė

  • Expert activity of the Lithuanian Standards Board Technical Committee LST TK 90 Human Resources and Knowledge Management.

 

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA

7 Maironio str., LT-01124, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3041
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Žygintas Pečiulis

STAFF

Professor: Dr. Ž. Pečiulis.
Associate professors: Dr. A. Gudauskas, Dr. J. Mažylė.
Doctoral student: J. Tillenius.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mass communication
Audiovisual communication
History and theory of television
Public communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Journalistic Content and Distribution Channels Change in Terms of Intermedialism. Prof. Dr. Ž. Pečiulis. 2017–2020.

The aim of the project is to analyse the content of traditional journalistic and other media with the change of dissemination channels. Research approach – theories of mediamorphosis (media interaction) and intermediality (the influence of old media on the new ones and intersections of different expressions in each medium).

Research themes: journalism genres and technological changes in content dissemination, activity principles of journalists and public (media information producers), media functions, transformations of audiovisual media expressions and narratives.

Main publications:

Pečiulis, Ž. 2018. Bokštą gaubianti paslaptis: TV medijos radimasis Lietuvoje : a monograph, 364 p.

Pečiulis, Ž. 2018. Insights into the television in French sources from 1940 to 1960 (Les réflexions sur la television dans les sources Françaises des années 1940-1960). ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, vol. 11, no. 1(21), p. 177–195.

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. Dr. Ž. Pečiulis

Assoc. Prof. A. Gudauskas

  • International project Media Literacy, Reuse and Heritage in Education (Programme Nordplus Horizontal 2018). 2018–2019. Main partner: Tallinn University.

Assoc. Prof. J. Mažylė

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. J. Mažylė

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. A. Gudauskas -

  • Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library project Developing images of body in social networks.

Assoc. Prof. J. Mažylė

  • Chair of the Award Committee of the Prize of the name of Vincas Kudirka and Vytautas Gedgaudas (National Association of Journalist Creators and the Lithuanian Union of Journalists), 2018;
  • expert in Printing, Media and Advertising Services at Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre, November–December, 2018;
  • member of the Award Committee the Už tarpkultūrinio dialogo skatinimą 2018 (For encouraging intercultural dialogue 2018) (Department of National Minorities under Government of the Republic of Lithuania);
  • member of the Evaluation Committee of National Journalists Works Contest Europos Sąjungos investicijų efektyvumas Lietuvos ekonomikai ir visuomenei (Effectiveness of the European Union investments in the Lithuanian economy and society), December, 2018; https://kaunas.kasvyksta.lt/2018/01/25/zmones/zurnalistai-ivertinti-1000-euru-premijomis-tarp-apdovanotuju-ir-kaunieciai/.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. A. Gudauskas

  • Educational lecture Image: illusion or reality? Pakruojis „Atžalyno“ gymnasium, Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library, November 20, 2018.

Assoc. Prof. J. Mažylė

  • Public lecture about the journalistic activities of the newspaper Dirva editor-in-chief Vytautas Gedgaudas in Cleveland Lithuanian Culture Centre, April 5, 2018;
  • Public lecture Journalism business, public interest and educating journalists for professional activities at the practical seminar for staff of regional mass media Professional journalism standards in the face of fake news organised by the Lithuanian Union of Journalists and F. Ebert Foundation, June 8, 2018;
  • Public lecture Professionalism and ethics, or who will take the responsibility for journalism? at discussion Self-regulation system of mass media: challenges and relevant issues organised by Public Information Ethics Association and Culture Committee at the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, November 9, 2018.

 
DEPARTMENT OF MUSEOLOGY

9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3290
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Laužikas

STAFF

Professor: Dr. R. Laužikas.
Associate professors: Dr. J. Blažiūnas, Dr. R. Repšienė, Dr. V. Vaitkevičius.
Doctoral students: D. Armakauskaitė, T. Božerocki, N. Charapan, N. Latvytė-Gustaitienė, I. Kelpšienė, T. Žižiūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digitization and digital communication of cultural heritage
Social values of museums and heritage communication
Communication of traumatic heritage

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

The Importance of Heritage Communication, Museum and Museums for Social Cohesion and Economic Growth in Lithuania. Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas. 2017–2020.

Main publications:

Laužikas, R., Dallas, C., Thomas, S., Kelpšienė, I., Huvila, I., Luengo, P., Nobre, H., Toumpouri, M., Vaitkevičius, V. 2018. Archaeological knowledge production and global communities: boundaries and structure of the field. Open Archaeology, vol. 4(1), p. 350–364.

Žižiūnas, T. 2018. Spektroskopija dokumentinio paveldo autentiškumo tyrimuose: Supraslės vienuolyno raštinės atvejis (Spectroscopy for questioned documents examination: case study of Suprasl Abey’s chancery). Knygotyra, vol. 70, p. 193–218.

Vaitkevičius, V. 2018. Lietuvos partizanų tapatybės dėlionė (Puzzle of the identity of the Lithuanian partisans). Liaudies kultūra, no. 4, p. 11–23.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Automated Monitoring of Urban Heritage 3D Video Technologies (Nr. 01.2.2- LMT-K718-01- 0043). Head of the project Prof. Dr. A. Kuncevičius; project participants – Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas, PhD candidate T. Žižiūnas.

International Research Projects

CA COST Action CA15201. Archaeological Practices and Knowledge Work in the Digital Environment. Funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Dr. I.Huvila (Uppsala University, Sweden). R. Laužikas, I. Kelpšienė, V. Vaitkevičius, T. Žižiūnas. 2016-2020.

The main aim of ARKWORK is to build a trans-disciplinary network that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices and their current projects in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use to make a major push forward in the current state of-the-art in knowing, how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society. Vilnius University – Grant holder institution. Rimvydas Laužikas – Science Representative, MC member and leader of WG3. Researchers of Department of Museology – V. Vaitkevičius, I. Kelpšienė, T. Žižiūnas took part at different WG.

CA COST Action CA16123. New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent. Funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Dr. M. Maryl (Instytut Badan literackich Polskiej akademii nauk, Poland). I. Kelpšienė, V. Vaitkevičius, Nadzeya Charapan, N. Latvytė-Gustaitienė.

The main aim of the Action is to trigger the next discovery phase of this legacy through forging a new, reflexive approach and providing a platform for incubating networked, transnational, multidisciplinary and technology-conscious research with creative dissemination capacities. Researcher of Department of Museology – I. Kelpšienė took part at MC Substitute.

Programme European for Citizens. #NeverAgain: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance. Partners: University of Turku (Finland), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Regensburg (Germany), Transkulturna Psihosocijalna Obrazovna Fondacija (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Institutul Roman Pentru Actiune, Instruire Si Cercetare In Dom (Romania), Centro Per La Cooperazione Internationale (Italy), Polskie Towarzystwo Badania Gier (Poland). PhD candidate N. Latvytė-Gustaitienė. 2018–2019.

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

University of York, York (United Kingdom)
Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden)
Athena-Research and Innovation Centre of Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Athens (Greece)
Toronto University, Toronto (Canada)
University of Helsinki (Finland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. R. Laužikas

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Repšienė

 

 DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

11 Bernardinų str., LT-01124, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3041
E-mail:

Head – Prof. Dr. Andrius Vaišnys

STAFF

Professors: Dr. G. Aleknonis, Dr. A. Vaišnys.
Assistant professors: Dr. V. Denisenko, Dr. M. Martišius (till November, 2018).
Doctoral student: V. Venckūnas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Information policy (media-state relations)
History and development of mass media
Journalism ethics
Journalism theory and practice
Media effects
Media management
New and traditional media
History of Journalism (process of media-government conflict as theoretical and practical aspects)
Political communication

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Conflicts of Political Communication in Journalism: Experience, Challenges, Perspectives of Media-Audience-Government Relationship. Prof. Dr. A. Vaišnys. 2017–2020.

Main publications:

Aleknonis, G. 2018. Sąmokslo teorijų apie smegenų plovimą renesansas. Informacijos mokslai, vol. 82, p. 7–22.

International Research Projects

COST Action IS1308: Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics. Prof. Dr. G. Aleknonis. 2014-2018.

COST Action IS1308: Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populism for Democratic Politics (07/04/2014–06/04/2018). The coordinator activities are supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Prof. Dr. Toril Aalberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
The goal of this Action was to investigate populist political communication and its impact on democratic political life across Europe. This is necessary not only in light of recent populist backlashes in many democracies against governments and political and economic developments, but also in respect to changes in national media and communication systems.
In order to comprehend this poorly understood aspect of contemporary political communication this Action will examine three interconnected, but distinct aspects of populist political communication:
First, populist political communication actors and their communication strategies. Second, the media and populist discourses and frames. Third, citizen’s engagement with populist political messages and the effect of these messages.
This Action will provide a thorough critical review of existing knowledge, much improved research coordination, widen co-operation between scholars, bridge gaps in existing knowledge and strengthen dialogue with various societal stakeholders, benefiting media organizations, NGOs and policy actors as well as the wider scientific community. MC member – G. Aleknonis.

COST Action CA15101: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT). Prof. Dr. G. Aleknonis.

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

Warsaw University (Poland)
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (Poland)
Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
European Communication Research and Education Association
Baltic Association of Media Research

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Prof. Dr. A. Vaišnys

Prof. Dr. G. Aleknonis

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Martišius

Asist. Dr. V. Denisenko

● scientific editor of the journal Žurnalistikos tyrimai (Journalism Research), http://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/zurnalistikos-tyrimai/pages/view/editorial-board.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Prof. Dr. A. Vaišnys

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Asist. Dr. V. Denisenko –

  • Public lecture “How to recognize the fake news and protect oneself from its influence” presented:
    11.10.2018. in Varėna Public Library;
    12.10.2018 in Rudamina Public Library;
    19.10.2018. in Trakai Public Library.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RHETORIC

11 Bernardinų str., LT-01124, Vilnius
Tel. 5 219 3041
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lina Murinienė

STAFF

Professor: Habil. Dr. R. Koženiauskienė (Affiliated Professor).
Associate professor: Dr. L. Murinienė.
Doctoral student: A. Avčininkas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Media rhetoric, political rhetoric, rhetoric of the old Lithuania’s literature
Language communication, pragmatics, stylistics
Language policy, standardization and codification

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Power and Strategies of the Contemporary Spoken and Written Public Language. Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė. 2017–2020.

The aim of the project was to analyse the relation and interface between rhetoric and language communication, trends and tendencies of public discourse for choice of rhetoric strategies.

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė – 

  • member of the Terminology Commission of the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation since 2018.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Habil. Dr. R. Koženiauskienė -

  • Commemoration of Vincas Kudirka’s 160th Anniversary at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, December 2018;
  • Discussion about Vincas Kudirka, a publicist, at the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Vilnius University Library, August 2018;
  • Public lecture "Grand Duchy of Lithuania as Homeland of Rhetorical Culture" in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, May 2018.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Murinienė -

  • Seminar "Topicalities in Text Editing" at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, December 2018;
  • Seminar "Actual Issues of Academic Literacy" at Vytautas Magnus University Education Academy, November 2018.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SCREEN AND PERFORMATIVE COMMUNICATION

9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3168
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Renata Šukaitytė

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr. R. Bitinaitė-Širvinskienė, Dr. K. Kirtiklis, Dr. M. Petrikas, Dr. R. Šukaitytė.
Assistant professor: Dr. R. Kregždaitė.
Partnership Associate professor: Dr. T. Petrikis.
Doctoral students: M. Meilutytė, R. Stonytė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Lithuanian and European cinema
Visual culture and media
Media theory and philosophy
Theatre and performance studies

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Media, Culture, Politics and Citizenship Convergence in Lithuania. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė. 2017–2020.

The project aims at discussing, which media, culture and politics convergence strategies dominate in Lithuanian visual culture and what is the role of creative citizenship in it. National phenomena will be located in global context and looked at from critical theory and interdisciplinary research perspective.

Main publications:

Šukaitytė, R., Kirtiklis, K. (compilers). 2018. Socialinė tikrovės mediacija: kultūra, politika ir visuomenė, 176 p.

Mazierska, E., Šukaitytė, R. 2018. Representation of poverty in Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian documentary films of the post-communist period. Studies in Eastern European Cinema, published online: 04 May 2018, 16 p., doi: 10.1080/2040350X.2018.1465672.

Petrikas, M., Petrikienė, A. 2018. Avant-garde theatre and social space: Lithuanian examples. Reclaimed Avant-Garde: Spaces and Stages of Avant-Garde Theatre in Central-Eastern Europe. Ed. D. Kosinski, Z. Imre, p. 100–117.

International Research Projects

Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Re-Claimed Avant-Garde. Leader Dr. D. Kosinski, Dr. M. Leyko. Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Petrikas. 2017–2019.

National Research Projects

Research Council of Lithuania. Political Shift on the Screen: Post-Communist Transformation in Lithuanian Film and Video. Leader Dr. A. Mikonis-Railienė. Researchers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Martišius, PhD R. Stonytė. 2017–2019.

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

University of Lodz (Poland)
University of Central Lancashire (UK)
Tallinn University (Estonia)
University of Helsinki (Finland)
Lusofona University (Portugal)
Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Petrikas

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Bitinaitė–Širvinskienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. K. Kirtiklis

  • Chair of Philosophy of Communication Section at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), https://ecrea.eu/Philosophy-of-Communication;
  • member of a doctoral defence committee of a student Zachary Sapienza (dissertation Grounding the Transmission Model of Communication). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA;
  • member of Lithuanian Philosophical Association, http://filosofai.lt/nariai/.

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Petrikas

CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED BY THE UNIT TO THE PUBLIC OR ECONOMIC ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Šukaitytė

  • expert service provided for The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, 2018.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

  • Round table discussion entitled The Fall of the Communism and the Independence of Lithuania in Documentary Film organized within Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival on September 29, 2018 (Cinema Centre Skalvija, A. Goštauto 2, Vilnius). Participants: filmmakers Vytautas Damaševičius, Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė, Audrius Stonys, Edmundas Zubavičius and Giedrė Žickytė and researchers dr. Anna Mikonis-Railienė, dr. Mantas Martišius and dr. Renata Šukaitytė;
  • R. Kregždaitė, J. Tertelis. The Lab of Art and Science: The Art Inspired by Science. Conference The Readings of Biržiška. In Between Creative Workshops and Labs: Science, Art and Libraries in Smart Society, Vilnius University, December 4, 2018, http://www.kf.vu.lt/dokumentai/Birziskos_skaitymai_2018.pdf

 

DIGITAL MEDIA LABORATORY

9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 236 6105
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrius Šuminas

STAFF

Professor: Dr. E. Macevičiūtė.
Associate professors: Dr. A. Gudinavičius, Dr. E. Janiūnienė, Dr. D. Jastramskis, Dr. Z. Manžuch, Dr. A. Šuminas.
Doctoral students: A. Aleksandravičius, M. Savickas.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Interactive and traditional media
Social media and social networking
Political communication
Publishing and marketing
Strategic management of cultural heritage digitisation
Strategic management of libraries and information services
Communication of cultural content in the digital age
Library management
Digital publishing and e-reading
Digital libraries, resources and services
Digital reading and media use for social inclusion
Media publishing and marketing, digital publishing, e-reading
Digital reading and media use for social inclusion
Human-computer interaction
Information behaviour
Information and information quality management
Information service management
Media policy and regulation
Media economics and management
Media psychology and effects

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Digital Media Usage, Contexts and Impact Levels (public, organization and individual) Basic and Applied Research. Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Šuminas. 2018–2020.

The research aims at expanding the boundaries of knowledge and carrying out international research on the use of digital media in cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign scientific, state institutions and business.

Main publications:

Gudinavičius, A., Šuminas, A. 2018. Choosing a book by its cover: analysis of a reader’s choice. Journal of Documentation, vol. 74(2), p. 430–446, doi: 10.1108/JD-09-2016-0111.

Macevičiūtė, E., Wilson, T.D. 2018. Digital means for reducing digital inequality: literature review. Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, vol. 21, p. 269–287, doi: 10.28945/4117.

Macevičiūtė, E., Manžuch, Z. 2018. Conceptualising the role of digital reading in social and digital inclusion. Information Research, vol. 23(4), paper isic1805, p. 1–20.

National Research

Research Council of Lithuania. Programme Welfare Society, 2 call. GER-002/2017. The Stimulation of Digital Reading as a Means of Reduction in the Digital Divide. Head of the project E. Macevičiūtė; project participants – A. Gudinavičius, A. Šuminas, T.D. Wilson, Z. Manžuch, A. Aleksandravičius. 2017–2018.

Analysis of the potential of digital technologies for reduction of second and third level of digital inequalities was carried out. The means of reduction of digital divide by reading and digital reading were explored. The measures and indicators for measuring impact of digital means on reduction of inequalities were explored and selected for adaptation to the Lithuanian context. Two articles prepared and submitted for review in scholarly journals.
The partners for carrying out the experimental activity were sought and selected. The overall design of activities for experimental investigation was carried out together with the partners. The project to attract additional financing for the partners was submitted and it was successful. The final design of experimental activities and measuring their impact is under development.

Applied research project Establishment of Analysis, Modelling and Risk Management Competences Centre on Lithuanian Taxpayer Behaviour, being carried out together with the Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate and financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds. Head of the project A. Stašionis; project coordinators – A. Gudinavičius, A. Šuminas; project participants – A. Aleksandravičius, J. Tamosynas. 2016–2019.

International Research Networking Projects

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

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 Digital Media Lab took part at the Action Management Committee, developed research of digital media. MC member – E. Macevičiūtė; MC substitute – A. Gudinavičius; participant – A. Šuminas.

COST Action CA16204 Distant Reading for European Literary History. The coordination activities are supported by EU Horizon 2020 project. COST member of the operational management committee (MC) – A. Gudinavičius. COST Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, (MC) – A. Šuminas. 2017-2021.

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

Warsaw University (Poland)
University of Boras (Sweden)
University of Leiden (The Netherlands)
University of Stavanger (Norway)
University of Zadar (Croatia)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Šuminas

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Manžuch

Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Jastramskis

Prof. Dr. E. Macevičiūtė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Gudinavičius

MOST IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION CASES OF RESEARCHERS IN WORKING GROUPS OR COMMISSIONS SET UP BY STATE AUTHORITIES, STATE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND BUSINESS ENTITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Manžuch -

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Šuminas -

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Manžuch -

Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Jastramskis -

 

GENDER STUDIES CENTRE
9 Saulėtekio ave., LT-10222, Vilnius
Tel. 219 3028
E-mail:

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lijana Stundžė

STAFF

Associate professors: Dr. I. Michailovič, Dr. A. Novelskaitė, Dr. L. Stundžė.
Assistant professor: Dr. D. Šėporaitytė–Vismantė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Implementation of gender equality in Lithuania: gender equality policies
Women’s rights
Human rights
Gender and communication
Gender and law
Disabled women
Sociology of gender: gender in different social institutions; ethics of academic/research activities

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Gender Issues Representations and Disseminations in Different Socio-Cultural Contexts. Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė. 2018–2021.

Gender studies is a versatile research field, which encompasses gender equality and human (women’s men’s, queer, other) rights; women, men, and queer studies; historical component of gender and social gender movements; gender dimension in different socio-cultural institutions (family, education, economics, politics, medicine, etc.) and socio-cultural contexts (national states, subcultures, professions, etc.); gender related implications on micro (individual), meso (organizational, communal), and macro (national, regional, global) levels; and many others. Thus, the field outspreads on numerous gender and related theories as well as on the feminist and other ontological, epistemological, and methodological developments. On the other hand, in terms of social policy, the field directly relates to the main ideas and societal goals of strengthening democracy, implementing overall equality, developing knowledge-based society et al.

Main publication:

Michailovič, I. 2018. Įkyrus persekiojimas ir jo aukos. Informacijos mokslai, vol. 82, p. 86–96.

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

US Embassy in Lithuania (US - Lithuania)
Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson (Lithuania)
Centre of Equality Advancement (Lithuania)
Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Lithuania)
Institute of Sociology of Faculty of Historical and Social Sciences of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė

  • member of the Organizing Committee of national conference Application of Information and Communication Theory into Practice, 2018.

Dr. A. Novelskaitė -

  • member of Gender subcommittee at the Horizon2020 project RRING – Responsible Research and Innovation Networking Globally, https://www.rring.eu/.

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Stundžė

  • Sexual Harassment or Flirting: Where are the Limits? (together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. I. Michailovič).

Dr. I. Michailovič -

  • Organizer and moderation of the discussion on sexual harassment (in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania) at Vilnius University, 2018.11.29.

 

RESEARCH CENTRE FOR THE ORGANISATION OF LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION

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

Head – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Regina Varnienė-Janssen

STAFF

Associate professor: Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen.
Assistant professors: Dr. V. Grigas, Dr. J. Kuprienė, Dr. M. Prokopčik, Dr. J. Rudžionienė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital libraries;
Digital curation and long-term preservation;
Digital and media literacy;
Management of requirements for information systems;
Metadata;
Scholarly communication;
Heritage and memory communication;
Management of libraries and information resource;
Organization of data and information.

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2018

Projects Supported by University Budget

Organization of Library Activities and Information within the Smart Society and Smart Management. Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen. 2017–2020.

The research aims to define efficient management of the libraries and services organization from the viewpoint of reducing of social exclusion and aims to investigate international, interinstitutional and inter-sectoral cooperation from the point of innovative services in the context of strengthening knowledge and intellectual potential.

Results:

  • Qualitative analysis of scientific literature as well as the specification of Lithuania’s Information System of the Virtual Electronic Heritage (VEPIS) and its services allowed establishing a model for provenance related to value-added of VEPIS. It also enabled to identify functions of provenance in the digital environment. Research results were presented at the international conference.
  • The scope of the content of authenticity and provenance wad defined, identifying the dimensions necessary for the support core preservation functions and ensuring interoperability – the ability to exchange data amongst institutions, and the value-added of Europeana and VEPIS was estimated, regarding the authenticity and provenance based on the adequacy of analysed metadata dictionaries, specifications or models. Research results were presented at an international conference.
  • Vilnius University academics, researchers and doctoral students were surveyed, using survey instrument, prepared by international group of researchers on information literacy. The aim of the research was to analyse state-of-the-art on data literacy and research data management skills and experience at Vilnius University. Research results were presented at the international conference ECIL2017 in Saint Malo, France.
  • We created the questionnaire for developing an understanding on secondary school teachers’ knowledge on information literacy and practices implemented in developing student’s information literacy skills (acronym – KILS). This tool consists of 26 items grouped into three categories. We tested the validation and reliability of the measuring instrument, the questionnaire. The sample tested was n=102 of the Lithuanian elite secondary school teacher population. The authors conclude that the questionnaire is suitable for a full-scale survey.

Main publications:

Varnienė-Janssen, R., Kuprienė, J. 2018. Autentiškumas ir proveniencija ilgalaikio skaitmeninio išsaugojimo kontekste: turinio aprėpties analizė. Informacijos mokslai, vol. 82, p. 131–160.

Rudžionienė, J., Grigas, V., Enwald, H., Kortelainen, T. 2018. Duomenų raštingumo ir mokslinių tyrimų duomenų valdymo apklausose klausimynų pildymo nutraukimą lemiantys veiksniai: Lietuvos ir Suomijos patirtis. Informacijos mokslai, vol. 82, p. 115–130.

International project

School Pedagogy in General and Its Information Society. Leader of research group – Prof. Habil. Dr. T. Koltay. Member of the research group – Dr. V. Grigas. EFOP-3.6.1.-16.2016-00001 Complex Development of Research Capacities and Services. Esterhazy Karoly University project.
CA COST Action CA16204 - Distant Reading for European Literary History.

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

Vilnius University Library (Lithuania)
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Lithuania)
Esterhazy Karoly University (Hungary)
University of Warsaw (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Varnienė-Janssen

Dr. J. Rudžionienė

Dr. V. Grigas

  • Cooperation with the Research Group on School Pedagogy in general and its Information Society Research Team in EFOP-3.6.1.-16.2016-00001 Complex Development of Research Capacities and Services at Esterhazy Karoly University project;
  • program committee member of the international conference European Conference on Information literacy (ECIL) from 2014 to present, http://ecil2018.ilconf.org/programme-committee/;
  • member of the Programme Committee of the international conference Communication and Information Sciences in Network Society IV’ 2018, http://www.conference.kf.vu.lt/?page_id=618&lang=en;
  • Elsevier Librarian Panel expert. From 2017 to present;
  • member of a working group for dissemination CA COST Action CA16204 – Distant Reading for European Literary History.

Dr. M. Prokopčik

  • member of the Lithuanian Standards Board Technical Committee TK 81 Preservation of Cultural Heritage.
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