Research at the School of Information Management
The School of Information Management has a strong, vibrant research culture. We aim to produce research of the highest standard that is cutting edge and of value to both fellow researchers and practitioners.
Our stakeholders include both private and public sector organisations, along with individuals and communities involved in information management practices and pursuits.
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Māori customs and protocols go virtual
Master of Information Management student, Pikihuia Reihana, is researching the extent to which information technology is becoming culturally important for for Māori. Read more »
Library storytellers shown to contribute to early literacy
New research shows that taking preschoolers to story-time sessions at the local library could help them with the early stages of learning to read. Read more »
Study shows consumers willing to pay for online news
A Victoria University of Wellington student is exploring ways to fund quality journalism online, including developing a tool that allows people to purchase an online package of news from several publishers. Read more »
Is the internet making us stupid?
People are reading more text than ever, but recalling less of it, a Victoria Business School study on reading behaviour has found. Read more »
This book is aimed at information professionals such as librarians, web designers and records managers who are responsible for ensuring their organisation is providing effective service and appropriate information resources to meet their clients’ needs.
The structure of the book follows a logical sequence, defining the key concepts, identifying the types of information needs analyses and the stages involved, then explaining the different methods for gathering the necessary information, analysing it and reporting on the findings.
The book offers the necessary professional skills and techniques to develop an information needs analysis strategy, and its content is relevant to information managers in all areas including academic, public, government, commercial and other specialist library and information services.
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3 Minute Thesis final
PhD student, Fahimi Ali, was one of six award winners at the final of the 2014 3 Minute Thesis competition. Read more »
Best Paper award
Dr Gillian Oliver has won the Records Management Journal Award for the Outstanding Paper of 2013 for her paper "Recordkeeping informatics: re-figuring a discipline in crisis with a single minded approach". Read more »
Announcing two books
The School of Information Mangement is very proud to announce the publication of two books by two of our staff members, Gillian Oliver and Tony Hooper. Read more »
Another award for PhD student, Van Le
Congratulations to Van Le for receiving the Best Student Paper award at the Tenth Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2014), held in Auckland 20 - 23 January 2014. Read more »