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UKeiG is pleased to announce the publication of the Autumn Issue of eLucidate

Posted By John A. Wickenden, 09 September 2019
eLucidate 16 (1) 2019 is now available.

 

The UK einformation Group is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 16 issue 1 2019 of our journal eLucidate.

eLucidate is published three times per volume: around spring, summer and winter.

eLucidate features contributions from experts in the field, keeping members up to date with developments and innovations in the digital information industry, considering the impact on information professionals and consumers of e-information.

This issue contains a detailed report of UKeiG's Annual Members' Day on Artificial Intelligence. Martin White looks at whether Microsoft is inhibiting enterprise-wide IM. Stella Dextre Clarke has written a history of the Tony Kent Strix Memorial Lecture, and reflections of the recent CILIP Conference in Manchester.

Tags:  Artificial Intelligence  cilipconf19  eJournal  eLucidate  Strix 

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KIM and UKeiG Information Manager of the Year 2019 Call for Nominations

Posted By John A. Wickenden, 29 June 2019

CILIP Special Interest Groups the Knowledge and Information Management Group (K&IM) and the UK e-information Group (UKeiG), are pleased to announce a joint call for nominations for the Information Manager of the Year Award 2019.

Nominations should be received no later than 5 pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

The award is given in recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of knowledge and information management through their work and professionalism by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

• Demonstrating excellence in the use of knowledge and information management techniques in the workplace 
• Raising awareness of the value and impact of knowledge and information management in the workplace and the wider library and information profession 
• Making a major contribution to the theory and practice of knowledge and information management.

Key characteristics that the judging panel will look for in nominations are innovation, initiative, originality and practicality.

Nominations should take the form of a short description (a document of no more than two or three sides of A4) of how the nominee has excelled, together with full contact details of both the nominee and the nominator. Do not forget to include any documentary evidence, references or links to content which may support the nomination.

Nominations for the 2019 Award should be emailed with the documentation to:

John Wickenden – Secretary UKeiG secretary.ukeig@cilip.org.uk 
cc-ed to Gary Horrocks - UKeiG administrator info.ukeig@cilip.org.uk and 
Sue Silcocks – Treasurer UKeiG treasurer.ukeig@cilip.org.uk 
Anne Fraser - Secretary K&IM secretary.kandim@cilip.org.uk

The closing date for nominations is 5 pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

The winning trophy and certificate will be presented at an awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 13th November 2019. There will be a keynote presentation and wine and nibbles. You can book online at: https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1200307&group=

The winner of the 2018 Information Manager of the Year Award 2018 winner was Virginia Power, BSc. (Hons), MSc., M.Ed. PGCE, FHEA. She is a Lecturer and PhD student in Information Science and Management at UWE Bristol (University of West England). Virginia has been an information specialist for over thirty-five years working in a variety of library and information services settings including schools, FE, HE and the public sector. She has also been an advisor and consultant with Jisc. She has an interest in open educational resources, metadata, digitisation and preservation.

Tags:  Awards  Information Manager  Knowledge Management  UKeiG 

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UKeiG Members' Day and AGM - Friday 7th June at CILIP

Posted By John A. Wickenden, 03 June 2019

UKeiG Members' Day and AGM Friday, 7th June 2019

We held our annual Members' Day and AGM which on Friday 7th June at CILIP HQ in London. The subject was Artificial Intelligence. The speakers were David Haynes (City University), Tony Russell-Rose (UX Labs) and Michael Upshall (UNSILO and ConsultMU). Below are links to the presentations given at the Members' Day

Tony Russell Rose - Introduction to NLP

 

You will find the minutes of last years' AGM and the official notification of the AGM here.

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New Issue of our eJournal eLucidate has just been published

Posted By John A. Wickenden, 02 April 2019
The UK einformation Group is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 15 issue 3 2019 of our journal eLucidate. eLucidate is published three times per volume: around spring, summer and winter. eLucidate features contributions from experts in the field, keeping members up to date with developments and innovations in the digital information industry, considering the impact on information professionals and consumers of e-information. Topics in this issue include: Evolution of UKeiG, Open Access, Rethinking Advanced Search, a reflection of the key themes of the 2018 CILIP Conference in Brighton, Mindful Technology, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, Ultra Information Management, and the regular Online Resource Update.

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