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Post-Conference • Thursday, 23 March

All workshops take place at the Novotel London West

Workshop 9 (Full Day)
09:00 - 16:30
Knowledge Management: Cases, Complexities & Competencies
Stephen Abram, Micromedia/IHS Group, Canada
Nigel Oxbrow, 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.
Workshop 10
09:00 - 12:00
Creative Web Pages
Linda Craney, 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.
Workshop 11
09:00 - 12:00
Internet Searching & Business Research
Sylvia James, 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.
Workshop 12
13:30 - 16:30
Web Tools for Non-Techies
Peter Scott, 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 javascripts; download free software; establish free remotely-hosted services; 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.
Workshop 13
13:30 - 16:30
Online Tutorials: Questions, Answers and Models
Elizabeth Dupuis, Head, Digital Information Literacy Office, University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Dorner, 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 developed with javascript, coding in PERL and PHP, and software such as 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.