In 2009 Inaugural Professorial Lectures were given by:
Professor Miriam Lips: Separating the informational from the electronic -- Challenges and opportunities for New Zealand Government in an information age
In acknowledging the power of newly available information as a key resource in Government's relationships with society and its citizens, government needs to reconsider guiding principles for public management and governing in the information age. The transformational potential of Electronic Government initiatives can best be analysed by taking an informational perspective towards understanding these relationships, rather than the technological perspective that has largely prevailed. (November 2009)
Professor Rowena Cullen: Why IT matters -- your health and the public health
In the 21st century sophisticated technology is routinely used for medical diagnosis, to record and share patient information, and to make unprecedented amounts of medical and consumer health information available through the internet. However, this investment often fails to significantly improve health care. In her inaugural lecture Professor Cullen explored some of the successful uses of health information technology (IT), and possible reasons for the apparent failure of health IT projects. (October 2009)
Professor Pak Yoong: The development of regional governance in the Pacific -- The emerging role of online communities of practice
Once a year, the heads of the public sector in the Pacific meet to identify regional issues and develop an action plan. The problem has been how to translate this plan into actions that can be implemented. Professor Yoong explained how an online community of Pacific human resources managers has evolved to take on this critical translation role. (August 2009)
Adjunct Professor Penny Carnaby's presentation on "The Delete Generation"
On 4 March 2009, Penny Carnaby (National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa) gave an address to the School of Information Management.
This presentation, entitled "The Delete Generation: Citizen-created content, digital equity, and the preservation of community memory", was recorded and can be viewed here.
Roy Tennant presentation: "Research Institutions in a Networked World"
In September 2007 SIM hosted Roy Tennant, a respected and accomplished practitioner and writer in digital library development and management.
Roy was a keynote speaker at the LIANZA Conference and gave a guest lecture at SIM on the subject of "Research Institutions in a Networked World".
This 1 hour presentation was recorded and can be viewed here.
Penny Carnaby Presentation on New Zealand's Digital Content Strategy.
To mark her appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Information Management, National Librarian Penny Carnaby gave an address on October 16 2006 to a distinguished audience of university staff and information professionals. Her address was entitled "New Zealand's Digital Content Strategy: Challenges and opportunities for the tertiary sector". Read more about her presentation here.
Organizing Middle Earth, or, The Lord of the Rings Meets FRBR
Dr. Sherry Vellucci's presentation discusses the FRBR model and its impact on record structure, cataloguing rules, and the process of organising information. Middle Earth won't disappear, but the catalogue road map will be much easier to read!
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