Video of the April 14th Event with Visiting Professor Helen Partridge.
The Handout from the Event is located here:
Preliminary findings Partridge Yates April 2014
Helen’s slides are here:
For those who could not attend the April 8th Lunchtime Lecture by Professor Naresh Agarwal, we have included a YouTube video of the presentation. Enjoy!
Social media have emerged as powerful vehicles for allowing collaboration and sharing of information during times of crisis. This project explored the nature of people’s information experiences in social media during the 2011 Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi. Applying a qualitative research approach the project used interviews to gather data into when, where, why and how people use social media as part of their information experiences. Interviews were conducted with individuals in affected regions (i.e. Brisbane and Townsville). This presentation will report the key findings from the interviews with twenty-five Queenslanders. Nine key themes describing citizens information experience in social media emerged. The project also provides insights in the new and emerging research domain of ‘information experience.’ The presentation will discuss the current thinking and work being undertaken by QUT’s Information Studies Group into this evolving domain of scholarly enquiry.
Knowledge Management (KM) is a collaborative and integrated approach adopted at various levels to ensure that an organization’s knowledge assets are best utilized to increase organizational performance. While KM has been adopted in a large number of sectors and organizations, colleges and universities, and the higher education sector in general, is yet to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by KM. Also, while past research has sought to highlight the importance of implementing KM in higher education, there is a lack of a single, clear template for KM implementation that universities leaders and administrators can adopt. The research questions that the study investigates are: “How can colleges and universities successfully implement KM? What are the steps to follow, and in which sequence?“ The contribution of the paper is a practical, actionable, step-by-step plan for successful KM implementation, as well as a diagrammatic, theoretical model for KM implementation in colleges and universities. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Laila Marouf of Kuwait University.
For those of you that could not make our March 4th event, here is the video:
The Library Search (Ebsco Discovery Service) implementation working group at Beatley library will present a panel on various aspects of practical project management. The community could come and learn about the history of the project and how the team and meetings were structured. Other key topics would include system integration, obstacles that needed to be addressed, and outreach to key stakeholders.
Information Visualization is no longer the domain of statisticians and the graphic designer. The volume of Internet-available data, the popularization of the topic, the greater ease of creating design, and more powerful computers combine to suggest that Information Visualization could be an important tool in our work and daily lives. This talk is a brief review of the background of visuals, their application in information professions, and some of the issues facing the future of InfoVis.