Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the iSchool at UBC. Drawing on her research on electronic records management, in particular the AC+erm (Accelerating positive change in electronic records management https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/acerm) project, Dr. Julie McLeod will argue that ERM is a ‘wicked problem.’ She will discuss how the Cynefin framework, a framework that helps decision makers to make sense of a range of business problems and situations in dynamic contexts, can be used to take appropriate action and choose appropriate solutions. She will refer to different digital records contexts, including research data management, and will consider some of the ways forward and requirements to address the challenges we face.

Speaker Bio

Dr. McLeod is Professor of Records Management at the iSchool at Northumbria University, which she joined after a thirteen year career in industry as an information and records manager. She is Program Leader for the MSc of Information & Records Management. She has worked on innovative experiential learning and distance education initiatives with The National Archives of the UK, the BBC, the Deutsche Bank, the European Central Bank, and other organizations, and is a member of the BSI and ISO committees on records management. She has led JISC and AHRC funded research on electronic records management and research data management (DATUM). She has published widely, including co-authoring and editing several books; is Editor of the Records Management Journal and a member of the editorial boards of other scholarly journals; and has served as a member of Arts & Humanities Research Council Panels and Peer Review College. In 2007, she was awarded a Personal Chair in Research at Northumbria University. In 2014 she received the Emmett Leahy Award.

UBC Library Resources

McLeod, J., & Childs, S. (2007). Consulting records management oracles—a Delphi in practice. Archival Science, 7(2), 147-166. [Link]

McLeod, J., & Hare, C. (2006). How to Manage Records in the e-Environment. Psychology Press. [Link]

Bruce_KingmaWhat do iSchool programs in entrepreneurship and innovation look like?  From 2007-2012, there was a transformative shift in education at Syracuse University and in the iSchool at SU.  Entrepreneurship and innovation became a signature of the campus and the iSchool.  During this period 165 programs in entrepreneurship and innovation were developed including new curriculum, centers, corporate and community partnerships, and support services for students, faculty, veterans, and community members.  Programs emphasized experiential education by helping students to start new for-profit or nonprofit ventures, or by enabling students to innovate at their job or internship.  Professor Kingma’s talk  explores the programs in entrepreneurship and innovation education in the iSchool at Syracuse University.  This talk is part of the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) colloquium series.

Biography of the Speaker

Bruce Kingma is an economist, academic entrepreneur, and the Dodson Visiting Professor in the iSchool at UBC this fall.  He is also a professor in the iSchool and in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.  From 2007-2012 Kingma served as the associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at Syracuse and the principal investigator for the $3 million Kauffman Campus Initiative (KCI) grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.   He is also a researcher on the LIBValue project exploring the return on investment of academic libraries. Kingma was awarded the Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education (2011) for the Raymond von Dran Innovation and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator.  He was awarded the Sloan Consortium Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning (2006) and the American Distance Education Consortium National Award for Excellence in Distance Education (2008) for the Web-based Information Science Education Consortium.  He is the editor and author of Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement: Scholarship in Action and the Syracuse Miracle (Edward Elgar, 2011).

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