Welcome to our new column, Information that Matters
The editors of CFAME Connection have graciously asked me to write a regular column about matters pertaining to knowledge and information management, data privacy, information governance, and social media management. In this column, we will explore current events, research, and new developments in these areas.
A little bit about me. I am an associate professor in the School of Information Management (SIM) Dalhousie University. SIM provides innovative graduate information programs that focus on the management of information, people, and technology. SIM offers the following graduate programs: The Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS); the combined MLIS and Juris Doctor; the combined MLIS and Master of Public Administration; and the combined MLIS and Master of Resource & Environmental Management. Further, the School offers the mid-career degree Master of Information Management (MIM), which is administered through CFAME.
I teach courses in the areas of metadata, the organization of information, knowledge management, and records and information management. My research interests over the past several years have explored the use of social tagging and user-generated metadata in information retrieval systems. Most recently, I am co-editing a book that looks at the role of social tagging in a linked data environment. In this book, my chapter explores the role of hashtags in linking data and information resources across a variety of retrieval systems and social platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can follow my research projects, and link to my social media accounts, in my About Me page.
I look forward to contributing regular columns in CFAME Connection, and sharing developments in the areas of knowledge and information management.