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Dr. Mayank Trivedi, is presently the University Librarian(Professor Grade) & Senate Member at Smt. Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda(www.msubaroda.ac.in), Vadodara. As a University Librarian of the MSU, Dr Mayank Trivedi contributed immensely to its overall development. The H M Library was ranked among top 20 libraries across the india (INFLIBNET 2013). Smt. Hansa Mehta Library was ranked among top ten Best Libraries across the India in India Today - Nielson Survey (2016). He also contributes to various other activities in MSU through following affiliations : Member, IQAC Committee Member, Academic Integrity Committee ...
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Even after so many years, the disciplinary boundary of knowledge management (KM) remains porous. Anything that has some semblance to knowledge can legitimately be labelled as KM. A person working on the technical task of identifying bots that spew fake news on social media can stake a claim on the KM turf as much as another who studies organizational impediments to knowledge sharing behaviors. It is unsurprising that KM-related journals deal with a wide variety of topics, ranging from text-mining and taxonomy to innovation and human resources. And for good measure, business strategies and IT project management can also be thrown into the mix. There is no problem ...
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Knowledge has been treated as an intellectual asset, which can be created, nurtured and harvested at appropriate times within organizations for achieving competitive advantage. Organizations recruit new talent, onboard them, and provide ongoing training & development opportunities to continuously develop and retain these assets. Employees acquire the necessary domain knowledge and technical skills and collaborate with stakeholders to perform their specialized activities for meeting organizational goals and objectives.   The organizational routines embed knowledge management tasks right from conceptualizing product/service opportunities, designing and ...
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Keynote at a teacher conference at Guangxi, mainland China   On April 26, 2019, I gave a keynote speech at Nationwide Primary Language Education Conference on gamified learning for over 5,000 teachers and educators at Nanning, Guangxi Province of mainland China.         It was a pleasure to share with fellow teachers and researchers how a gamified e-learning platform, Reading Battle, helped to enhance students’ interest in reading and strengthen their ability in comprehension through an innovative gamification pedagogy. Since its release in February 2014, Reading Battle has been used by about 20,000 students ...
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The University of Texas at Austin iSchool is delighted to announce that Dr. Soo Young Rieh has accepted the position as full professor and Associate Dean for Education beginning August 1st, 2019. Dr. Rieh will succeed Philip Doty as the   iSchool's new Associate Dean for Education. Dr. Rieh and a new Associate Dean for Research, also starting this fall, are both new senior administrative staff and faculty positions created by Dean Eric Meyer in the fall of 2018. "Dr. Rieh is an exceptionalscholar and an administrator with a proven track record in developing innovative cross-disciplinary teaching programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; we are thrilled ...
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ASIS&T AP regional conference in Cambodia The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference was held in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia on January 3-4, 2019. The theme of this conference was Effective Learning in Low-Tech Information Environments . Even with rapid developments in technological infrastructure in many parts of the word, there exists low-tech information environments around the globe currently. Kingdom of Cambodia has made progress in the use of information technology over the past decade. However, it still lags behind the developed countries in some areas, such as IT infrastructure. This ...
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The purpose of the award is to assist a student in a Master’s or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T Annual Meeting by defraying travel expenses. The award shall consist of a check for $500 given to a single applicant. The SIG-HFIS Student Travel Award is sponsored by SIG HFIS. It is administered by a SIG-HFIS Award Jury, which is comprised of the officers of SIG HFIS.   ELIGIBILITY To be eligible to apply, applicants must: be an ASIS&T member at the time of application, with preference given to those who are SIG-HFIS members. (If you are not a member, you can join now through your ASIS&T member profile. See also https://www.asist.org/groups/history-foundations-of-information-science-hfis/ ...
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Dr. Muhammad Rafiq is Associate Professor at Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He has over 18 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting and supervising research, and administrating libraries and archives of government and non-government institutes. He is also serving as the Editor of Pakistan Journal of Information Management & Libraries (PJIM&L). He did his PhD on ‘Prospects of Digitization in University Libraries of Pakistan’ from University of the Punjab, Lahore. His recent research project of Post-Doc as a Fulbright Scholar at SUNY-Buffalo, USA was on Research Data ...
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Dr. Thomas Froehlich will be presenting a webinar on April 24th at 11AM EST. He will be talking on the “The Role of Self-Deception and Pseudo-Cognitive Authorities in the Dissemination and Embrace of Fake News." Registration information can be found here . Free for ASIS&T members! This webinar has the following objectives: (1) to develop and understand a taxonomy of false information in the disinformation marketplace; (2) to understand the role of deception and self-deception in the success of fake news; (3) to understand the role of pseudo-cognitive authorities (e.g., Fox News) in the dissemination and success of fake news; (4) to delineate ...
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Greetings from ASIS&T Central. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and that your New Year is off a great start. Your staff has been busy since the winter break. Among our current priorities is selecting a new website and database platform that will greatly enhance your member experience and make your member benefits more readily accessible. Our hope is to have the database system launched ahead of registration for the 2019 annual meeting. Be on the lookout for news about the new system in April. Another activity that has kept us busy since Vancouver is identifying a venue for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Based on your feedback, we selected Pittsburgh ...
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