Summary This session provided an opportunity to discuss current ideas and developments relating to information literacy (IL). Last year, CILIP completely overhauled its definition of IL. Unlike the previous version, which was heavily focused on academic skills, the 2018 definition places IL firmly in a broad societal context that no longer resides just within higher […]
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Summary At this meeting David Penfold gave an introduction to the applications and implications of Open Data and the related topic of Linked Data. As more and more data is generated daily, and even by the minute, how that data is used and what information can be obtained from it becomes more and more significant. […]
Summary At this meeting Andy Mabbett, a hugely experienced Wikipedia editor, gave an introduction to the background of Wikipedia and discussed many of the issues that it raises. Accumulating, organising and sharing knowledge is never easy; this is the problem Knowledge Management sought to address. Today we hope networked electronic platforms can facilitate the process. […]
Summary At this meeting Yasmin Merali, Professor of Systems Thinking and Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull University Business School, and Drew Mackie gave an introduction to network science and demonstrated some practical applications. Speakers Yasmin Morali is Professor of Systems Thinking and Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull […]
Summary At this lively meeting Helen Lippell and Silver Oliver introduced ontologies and explained how they could be used. Michael Smethurst and Anya Somerville ran an interactive practical session Speakers Helen Lippell has run her own consultancy since 2007, working as a specialist in taxonomy, metadata, ontologies and enterprise search. She loves getting stuck into […]
Summary At this meeting Stephanie Mathisen, Policy Manager at Sense About Science, and Tamara Ansons, Behavioural Science Consultant at Ipsos, addressed the question of the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence – is it possible for machines to have morality? Speakers Dr Tamara L Ansons is an expert on behavioural science. After receiving her PhD in Brain […]
Blockchain is a technology which was first developed as the technical basis for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but there has been recent speculation that it might be useful for various information management purposes too. There is quite a ‘buzz’ around the topic, yet it is too complex for many people to figure out, so it’s not surprising that the 6 July 2017 NetIKX seminar, ‘The implications of Blockchain for KM and IM’, attracted the biggest turnout of the year so far.
Summary At this meeting held in Leeds, Ewan Davis, one of the first developers of a GP computerised health record system, discussed Electronic Health Records. This is a joint meeting with ISKO UK. Speakers Ewan Davis was one of the first developers of a GP computerised health record system. His background is solidly in Health […]
The question of how we identify trustworthy sources of information formed the basis of this varied and thought-provoking seminar. Hanna Chalmers, Senior Director of IPSOS Mori, detailed the initial results of a recent poll on trust in the media. Events such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal have resulted in a general sense that trust in the media is in a state of crisis.
Summary At this meeting attendees were given the opportunity to take part in experimenting with a number of tools and analytical approaches that have been used to good effect in dealing with intractable, complex Speaker Tony Quinlan is an independent consultant and a member of the Cognitive Edge network of practitioners founded by Dave Snowden […]
My account of the recent @NetIKX seminar on Time-Critical User-Centred Library Web Design https://www.visucius.org/2020/07/27/time-critical-user-centred-library-web-design/ #netikx104 #a11y #usability #uxdesign
Here's a @wakelet of the tweets from our most recent seminar - thanks to @AntonyGroves for an excellent session and to all who attended and contributed! #netikx104 https://wakelet.com/wake/m_0I-UJk-w9-pPSV7zo1K
Adapting services for pandemic - pivot (zoom booking instead of room booking) / add (click and collect) hide (irrelevant e.g. visitors' page) @unisussex @AntonyGroves #LibraryDesign #usability #a11y #netikx1042
Old vs new @unisussex library website - mobile friendlier and better for screen readers @AntonyGroves #LibraryDesign #usability #a11y #netikx104
Infographics can be problematic for #a11y due to embedded text in images says @AntonyGroves #LibraryDesign #usability #netikx104
Use top tasks approach to focus on user needs @AntonyGroves #LibraryDesign #usability #a11y #netikx104
Build services not websites says @AntonyGroves - people are not coming to visit a library website, they are coming to do something #LibraryDesign #usability #a11y #netikx104
Shift in emphasis from physical to online library service - user centred approach is vital when considering reopening services, remember to consult user base @AntonyGroves #usability #a11y #LibraryDesign #netikx104
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