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The Role of an Editor

I found it an interesting experience when Taylor & Francis asked me for a blog posting about the role of an editor. Even though I have been editing academic journals (Health Information and Libraries Journal (1998 – 2004) and New Review of Academic Librarianship (2004 to date) for a while I had never reflected on […]

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International Data and Information Management Conference 2014

The  inaugural International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC) took place on 17th September 2014 by the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University, in collaboration with the British Computer Society Data Management Specialist Group.   The conference brought together researchers, managers and policy makers from academia, industry, government, commerce and the third sector. The overarching […]

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Agile practices for enhancing user experience in a library

As a professional  librarian who has been trained in Business Analysis/Project Management,  I have had the opportunity to project manage libraries and executed a change management programme in an hitherto under-utilised learning resource centre. I am very interested in evaluating the library and information services from business analysis perspectives, especially in agile development. Agile is […]

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The 4th International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2014)

The International Conference on Integrated Information (IC-ININFO 2014) will be held in Madrid, September 5-8, 2014. The IC-ININFO 2014 is the fourth in the series of this annual international event. The IC-ININFO is an initiative of the Department of Library Science and Information Systems of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and Chair of the […]

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Documentation, information.., everywhere? Challenges and historical perspectives.

Quite often, information and documentation professionals feel in a difficult position, and their role in the professional landscape is subject of critics and continuous misinterpretations. Optimistic people consider that, as documents, data and information are spread everywhere, the role of information professionals is not subject of discussion, and that most of the organizations should consider […]

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Can Twitter be called ‘an emotional centre for the global brain’?

Emotion is an important topic in my research, which looks at ways of using social media to find evidence of inspiration occurring within the public. To reduce the scope of what could be a huge topic, I’ve focused upon the museum and gallery sector, and I define ‘inspiration’ as: “An experience, or set of experiences, […]

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Disillusioned with Big Data technologies? – DON’T PANIC!

Late last month, Gartner announced that Big Data had met the trough of disillusionment. This is the third phase in Gartner’s hype cycle and indicates the moment when everyone pauses for breath and starts to look rather more critically at what Big Data technologies are actually delivering to their business. InformationWeek report that cloud computing and celebrated in-memory databases(such as SAP’s Hana and Oracle’s Big Data […]


Living in the Digital World

When embarking on the inaugural blog for the newly created Centre for Information Management (launched 1st August 2013), I wanted to reflect on how the digital age plays a pivotal role in our lives as we hurtle along the digital highway. I also wanted to reflect on how it compares to preceding decades and what lessons […]

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