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Information Management Guru Interviews

The latest word in information management...

Leading industry and subject specialists share their experiences and opinions with Emerald.

An interview with Professor Chao Chen

Professor Chao Chen is the incoming President of the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). In this interview Professor Chao Chen talks about the need to balance western and Chinese perspective in order to advance Chinese management research.

Katina Strauch

Over the years, booking a trip to South Carolina to attend the Charleston Conference has become a prerequisite for anyone willing to discuss issues surrounding book and serials acquisition and widen their professional horizons. In this interview, Arnaud Pellé talks to Katina Strauch, founder of the annual Charleston Conference, about her profession, her achievements and the Conference.

An interview with Sheila Corrall

Sheila Corrall is professor of librarianship and information management at the University of Sheffield. Before that, she spent 13 years managing university library and information services, most recently as director of academic services at the University of Southampton. Before entering higher education, she worked in public libraries and for the British Library. Her current research interests include library, information and knowledge management strategies; information service structures; professional roles and competences; and strategic aspects of information literacy development.

An interview with Lars Våge

Lars Våge is a librarian at Mid-Sweden University Library. He is the author of books and articles about searching for information on the Internet and blogging. Since 2001 he has co-written the blog which reports in Swedish about search engine news and developments. This interview was conducted by Maragret Adolophus in December 2007 at the Online Information event.

An interview with Philippa Levy

Professor Philippa Levy is academic director of CILASS, the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield, and a member of the Department of Information Studies. Before her role with CILASS, she was director of teaching and head of the Educational Informatics Research Group in that department. Professor Levy spoke to Margaret Adolphus at the Online Information Conference in December, 2007.

An interview with Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones discusses her role as head of Publisher Relations and Product Development at the British Library, the impact of Web 2.0 and future British Library initiatives with Margaret Adolphus.

An interview with David Nicholas

David Nicholas is the director of the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London, where he is also professor of library and information studies and director of the UCL Centre for Publishing and the research group, Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research. His chief research interests are the digital consumer, the digital transition and the virtual scholar. Recently he has been involved in two major research projects that use deep log analysis to show detailed user portraits. Margaret Adolphus interviewed Professor Nicholas at the Online Information 2007 conference.

An interview with Charles Oppenheim

Professor Charles Oppenheim is professor of information science at Loughborough University, where he heads up the department. Charles talks to Emerald about his current research projects – such as the current status of the UK scholarly publishing business and the JISC Registry of Electronic Licences project – and shares his views on new business models for scholarly publishing.

An interview with Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, discusses the inspiration behind Wikipedia, its future strategy and how librarians and their patrons can get the most from this information resource.

An interview with Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, talks to editor Sarah Powell about the development and potential power of the Semantic Web.

An interview with Lorraine Estelle

Lorraine Estelle talks about her work and predictions for the future of libraries. Lorraine Estelle is the Chief Executive Officer of JISC Collections, for the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

An interview with Roddy MacLeod

Roddy MacLeod, Senior Subject Librarian at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, discusses his latest projects and how to tackle the problem of information overload, one of the most pressing issues we face today.

An interview with Anette Schneider

Anette Schneider, is a librarian at the Danish National Library, Denmark. Anette's role is to help negotiate electronic resources for public funded organizations in Denmark. Here she talks to Margaret Adolphus about her role and the key issues facing the Danish library community.

An interview with Monica Crump

Monica Crump is the Head of Bibliographic Services in the National University of Ireland in Galway. Here she talks to editor, Margaret Adolphus about the Irish Research Electronic Library initiative.

An interview with Gary Price

Gary Price contemplates the future of the LIS profession in a world where the notion that all information is instantly available exists.