The Sun Yat Sen University's School of Information Management (China) invited Dr Gillian Ragsdell to give two presentations on her knowledge management research, which she did earlier this month. Read the full news story here.
Professor Louise Cooke is leading on project to develop national guidance for internet provision in libraries across the UK. Read the news item here.
CIM members, including Professor Tom Jackson, attended the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa at the start of this year. HICSS is one of the longest-standing scientific communities in the information systems and technology fields, and the 51st conference took place January 3-6th. More to follow!
New research on automation in the workplace by Dr Crispin Coombs (CIM Deputy Director), Professor Donald Hislop, Dr Stanimira Taneva and Dr Sarah barnard has been published by the CIPD. The full report is available here.
Dr Patrick Stacey has some new research, conducted with colleague Liu Liu from Queen Mary's London, on fitness games and users with learning disabilities. Their research was presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in January 2017. The press release can be read here.
We are extremely sad to announce the passing of Professor Neil Doherty, also a member of CIM and the IM discipline group at the SBE. Neil's funeral was held on the 9th of February 2017.
Professor Mark Hepworth passed away after a relatively brief but intense battle with motor neurone disease. You can read the press release here, and the obituary in the January 26th edition of TES Global.
Loughborough University, in collaboration with Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA), has been chosen as a finalist in the technology category of the 3rd Sector Care Awards for ‘SMaRT Messenger’, a system which allows individual messengers to appear on a television screen. SMaRT Messenger grew out of a previous project led by Professor Mark Hepworth and Wendy Olphert of Loughborough University and NCHA. This was part of an EU project for assistive technologies, HOST. The team, including Dr Marianne Bamkin, researched the information needs of older people in one NCHA supported living residence and a “set top box” to attach to participant’s televisions was commissioned by NCHA from a software company. The technology for the original project was found to have limitations and was therefore radically altered to form SMaRT Messenger. You can read more about the project here.
A MISQ-published research paper ('Coping with Information Technology: Mixed Emotions, Vacillation and Nonconforming Use Patterns') co-authored by Prof Robert Galliers in CIM has just been named as the European Research Paper of the Year 2016 by CIONET. The CIONET blog with the announcement can be read here.