Dr Brenda Chawner
IST Programmes Director
School of Information Management
Phone: 04 463 5780
Mobile: 027 563 5780
Location: Room 423, Rutherford House 23 Lambton Quay, Pipitea Campus
INFO 527 - Representing and Organising Information in Context
Brenda's main research interest is in the development of free/libre and open source (FLOSS) software for libraries, in particular factors that affect the roles that participants take on in software development projects, and has recently completed a PhD entitled 'Factors Influencing Participant Satisfaction with Free/Libre and Open Source Software Projects' [Repository link here]. In 2011 Brenda took on the role as the new editor of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal (NZLIMJ).
B.Sc, MLS, Alberta; PhD, Victoria
- Information Studies Programmes Director
Brenda's PhD explored factors that affect participants' satisfaction with free/libre and open source software development projects, particularly in the field of library and information management. Her other research interests relate to user interfaces and usability, and she is also interested in access to business information (in a broad sense), particularly in the New Zealand context.
Cullen, R., & Chawner, B. (2009). Institutional repositories in tertiary institutions: access, delivery and performance. In J. R. Griffiths & J. Craven (Eds.), Access, delivery, performance: the future of libraries without walls: A festschrift to celebrate the work of Professor Peter Brophy (pp. 113-144). London: Facet.
Cullen, R. & Chawner B. (2008). Institutional respositories in New Zealand: comparing institutional strategies for digital preservation and discovery. International Association of Technological University Libraries 2008 Proceedings.
Chawner, B. (2008). Spectators, not players: Information managers' use of Web 2.0 in New Zealand. The Electronic Library, 26(5):630-649.
Chawner, B. (2007). Communication trends and the future of information management. Legal Information Symposium (Auckland, May 2007).
Chawner, B. (2007). More than a passing fancy: librarians' use of Web 2.0'. LIANZA Conference (Rotorua, September 2007).
Chawner, B. (2007). Communication trends and the future of information management. 5th Annual Information Management Summit, pp. 1-6.
Chawner, B., & Lewis, P. (2006). Wikiwikiwebs: new ways of communicating in a Web environment. Information Technology and Libraries, 25 (1), 33-43.