Tag: technology

How to kickstart your professional conversation

So you’ve started a LIS (library and information science) Masters degree….or information, knowledge or data management, or records management, or archival studies, or information systems… (tick and apply relevant area) Essentially, you’ve entered the information professions. If memory serves me, you’ll be about halfway through your first semester. You may have...

Learning code

As part of completing my personal professional development plan, this year I’m seeking opportunities to develop technical skills, particularly in the online environment. The Edge at the State Library of Queensland run a number of short courses throughout the year. So far I have attended three workshops, with more I’m planning...

A Joy of Organising

I love to organise. Depending on what needs to be organised, I’ll organise to the very last detail. I enjoy planning, seeing a project take shape, understand what I need to do to achieve or complete a task. I guess you could say that planning and organising, at least for...

Information Architecture and Digital Libraries (Part 3)

“Information Architecture and Digital Libraries Part 2” discussed the importance of understanding the information environment when delivering an information service in a digital space. Information needs inform the three focus areas – context, content and users – of defining an approach to information architecture design for a digital library. Information...

A Pending Purchase

It’s about this time of year when I ponder and plan what I will do with my tax return. I’m expecting a decent one, as I have a lot of expenses to claim and I also have a feeling I’ve paid too much tax this financial year. I’ve made a...

Information Architecture and Digital Libraries (Part 2)

For a library that delivers an information service in a digital space firstly requires a comprehensive understanding of the information environment in which it’s situated. It is important to identify information needs from both the user and organisational perspectives. In the case of an engineering technical library, there are also...

Project Review – Part 2

Last Friday I started to review a work project I have been working on the past month (before I was interrupted by work mates (and supervisor) demanding that I stopped work for the day). The library collection I work with is entirely electronic, nearly all documents are in PDF format,...

Defining an IA Framework

I’m going to admit it. I’m struggling with my last (ish) assessment piece for the semester. The reason why is while I have drawn a conceptual framework, I cannot seem to come up with a logical structure in which I can present it in the form of a journal article....