• Thursday, 23 March
All workshops take place at the Novotel
09:00 - 16:30
Knowledge Management: Cases, Complexities
Micromedia/IHS Group, Canada
TFPL Ltd., UK
This full day workshop
focuses on the foundations of knowledge management (KM) and describes what
involvement in KM can mean for an information professional’s career.
It looks at how information professionals can add value by partnering with
the “knowledge-hungry” in their organisation, and what can happen when
those opportunities are missed. After sharing the results of case
studies, workshop leaders facilitate an interactive session examining
KM projects and ideas. Areas discussed will include: KM technology
infrastructure, organisational positioning, complexities and competencies.
09:00 - 12:00
Creative Web Pages
Director, Prometheus, UK
This half day workshop
is designed for information professionals interested in learning how to
create and maintain their own Web pages. Does your department want
to publish its own information via a company intranet? Or maintain
its own content on a Web site? If so, this workshop is for you.
Authoring tools have matured into sophisticated, easy-to-use applications
that allow anyone to create effective, professional looking Web pages.
The workshop uses Microsoft’s Front Page to show how quickly and easily
you can publish your own information and gather feedback from others visiting
your site. It includes pointers on Web site management, design tips,
and growing your Web site.
09:00 - 12:00
Internet Searching & Business
Sylvia James Consultancy, UK
To achieve high quality,
value added business research, many researchers and librarians are using
the unstructured Internet as a first choice resource to access a wide range
of sources. As a result it is important to have a definitive and structured
plan for the various types of projects that are regularly required.
This half day workshop by an experienced researcher and consultant examines
the use of Internet sources and access in business research projects and
its place alongside the more conventional sources and services. In
particular, an approach and methodology are discussed that can be used
for company identification, detailed company dossiers, market/sector/industry
studies, and deal/event research.
13:30 - 16:30
Web Tools for Non-Techies
Manager Small Systems, University of Saskatchewan Library, Canada
There has been an explosion
in free and simple tools and resources for Webmasters. This half day workshop
takes an in-depth look at these and illustrates how they can aid Webmasters
in fulfilling their mandate. It is aimed at the non-techie Webmaster i.e.
the person who is responsible for running the site, but who may not be
fully versed in perl, scripting, etc. Participants will learn how to copy-and-paste
create HTML and graphics online; and receive valuable tips and tricks from
an experienced Webmaster. A disc containing software and scripts presented
at the workshop will be made available to all participants.
13:30 - 16:30
Online Tutorials: Questions, Answers and Models
Head, Digital Information Literacy Office, University of Texas at Austin
Librarian, Ball State University
Are you interested in designing
an online tutorial to reach students on or off-campus, in a distance
education course, or staff in a training program? This half day workshop
outlines some of the keys for creating effective, interactive, instructional
Web sites. Presenters share the knowledge they have gained with hands-on
experience creating tutorials over the past two years. Discussion includes
tips for developing content and interactions, assessing technological requirements,
creating timelines, and testing the final product. Specific examples from
real world tutorials, TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial)
and Doing Research (Parts I and II), are presented. These tutorials create
interesting learning environments using personalization and interaction
Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and GIF Construction Set. Come to this
session to hear how these two developers planned their tutorials and how
you might transfer their experience to your own online projects.