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Virtual Reality has taken the world by storm since its introduction, with the gaming industry no longer the only major beneficiary of its services. An analysis conducted by Grand View Research valued the global VR market at over $10 billion, with the value expected to grow over the coming years.  The simulated environments provided in VR platforms are continually finding new roles in different markets and industries around the world. After the difficulties experienced in 2020, VR is expected to experience a resurgence in 2021 as the global market recovers from the COVID 19 pandemic.  Virtual Reality – A quick Introduction  In simple terms, Virtual Reality ...
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Technical blogs and websites are a treasure trove for both marketers and tech enthusiasts.  The blogs usually give us the latest information about technology as well as in-depth reviews and analysis of a wide range of products and gadgets available on the market today.  Most people flock to leading tech blogs for recommendations and more information about products they are interested in before they make a final purchase decision. It, therefore, helps a lot to establish your website as a trusted source of information simply by guest posting on tech blogs. When you’re working hard to publish content on your own blog the concept of writing content for other ...
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2021 is the year to start businesses that are profitable and thriving to try and make back the losses incurred in 2020. There is no better way to do this than starting a home-based business that does not require much startup capital and has limited risk.  Another thing to look out for when starting a business in 2021 is its susceptibility to turbulent economic times. With that in mind, what are the best home-based businesses to try in 2021? Here are the top 5 home-based businesses to try out this year: Online pet store Pets are one of the most important individuals in many people’s lives and that’s why we like to take care of them the best way possible. ...
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When you work in an office building, you will already know that a change of scenery, and people for that matter, is all you need to get that spark of creativity back. A coworking space is ideal for people who are cut from the same cloth to come together and find inspiration.  This is the space where collaboration and sharing are optimized. It is too bad that coworking spaces are very limited and relatively new in many parts of the country. If you know that there is a need for a coworking space in your area, here are some tips on designing your own space.  Know the end-goal and demand Before you can even begin to think about designing a coworking space, ...
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China has massive appeal for business start-ups as a foreign company. It is a country that is on the lookout for such opportunities and has a wealth of low-cost labor and raw materials to offer as an incentive.  It offers a number of ways of doing this, and all seem feasible. It’s best to check up on these and then work out which one suits you. Knowing how the country operates is step one to finding a foothold for your venture. Find the right location China is a massive country, seemingly with an opportunity around every corner. Choosing the right location, a strategic decision, is vital for you and your venture. You are going to need help with   expanding ...
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Parents the world over have been enlightened to the fact that they have the option of homeschooling. It is not that they did not know about the option, but they did not necessarily feel that they were equipped to do it.  As schools were closed down the world over, parents were forced to teach their kids at home and what started as a daunting nightmare, many found to be the answer to their educational concerns. There are, however, two sides of the coin and although the parent might be ready to start homeschooling, the kids are not.  They need to be weaned off traditional schooling if they are to survive the home classroom. Here is how to transition your ...
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Security is a constant worry when it comes to   information technology.   Data theft,   hacking,   malware   and a host of other threats are enough to keep any IT professional up at night. In this article, we’ll look at the basic principles and best practices that IT professionals use to keep their systems safe. The Goal of Information Security Information security follows three overarching principles, often known as the CIA triad (confidentiality, integrity and availability). Confidentiality: This means that information is only being seen or used by people who are authorized to access it. Appropriate security measures must be taken to ensure that private ...
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Dear colleagues, Greetings! This is a rather short notice but those who can juggle their schedules to accomodate this are welcome. The organizing committee of the iSchools Day for Africa would like to invite you for a Webinar on Monday 26th October as per the attached poster. This event is geared toward extending the activities of the iSchools caucus to Africa with the prospects of establishing the Africa Chapter of the iSchool caucus. This invitation had been extended to deans of faculties/schools but we would like to include information practitioners as well. Welcome all! Best regards, Humphrey iSchools_Poster.pdf
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Greetings all! The SIG-AH Virtual Symposium is set to take place on August 5 th ! The symposium will focus on humanities data curation and visualization and we are now accepting proposals. Please send your presentation ideas to our SIG Chair, Julie Carmen ( carmen.julie@gmail.com ). Make sure to include your name, contact information, and brief description of your proposed Virtual Symposium topic. We look forward to seeing your ideas! Julie Carmen SIG AH Chair
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Dear colleagues, Greetings from ASIS&T Central. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and that your New Year is off a great start. Your staff has been busy since the winter break. Among our current priorities is selecting a new website and database platform that will greatly enhance your member experience and make your member benefits more readily accessible. Our hope is to have the database system launched ahead of registration for the 2019 annual meeting. Be on the lookout for news about the new system in April. Another activity that has kept us busy since Vancouver is identifying a venue for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Based on your feedback, ...
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Dear colleagues, Greetings from Washington where the cherry blossoms have given way to dogwoods, and the tulips and daffodils are almost done blooming. I am happy to report that this is been a productive and exciting spring here at ASIST Central. The rewards process is well underway, and we anticipate announcing award winners in early June. We have had many nominations for our various honors, and are looking forward to celebrating our colleagues when we meet in Melbourne in October. Thanks to the many volunteers who are serving as jury members to evaluate the outstanding nominations that we have received. This is a significant undertaking and we very ...
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Important Updates About ASIS&T Website Access Greetings Colleagues, I am writing this column from the skies above the US east coast en route to deliver my second of three boys to his freshman year at the University of Miami. This reminds me that many of you who study, work, and teach in North American institutions are likely ramping up for your own fall semesters with all of the excitement and hard work that goes into that. I am sending my best wishes that your new academic year is full of success. We here at ASIS&T Central have been hard at work on a number of key initiatives that launch in the next several weeks as well. Of course, the 2019 Annual ...
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First, I hope you like the new look of Inside ASIS&T. Our new website platform has made it possible to make Inside ASIS&T easier to navigate and more searchable. If you have any suggestions of further improvements we could make, please let us know! It is hard to believe that it is already mid-February and the next Annual Meeting is only eight months away. It seems we are just done closing out the details of one meeting when planning begins in earnest for the next one. The program committee is narrowing down keynote speaker possibilities and we look forward to announcing that soon. In the meantime, the call for proposals is available and the portal ...
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Dr. Mayank Trivedi, is presently the University Librarian(Professor Grade) & Senate Member at Smt. Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda(www.msubaroda.ac.in), Vadodara. As a University Librarian of the MSU, Dr Mayank Trivedi contributed immensely to its overall development. The H M Library was ranked among top 20 libraries across the india (INFLIBNET 2013). Smt. Hansa Mehta Library was ranked among top ten Best Libraries across the India in India Today - Nielson Survey (2016). He also contributes to various other activities in MSU through following affiliations : Member, IQAC Committee Member, Academic Integrity Committee ...
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Even after so many years, the disciplinary boundary of knowledge management (KM) remains porous. Anything that has some semblance to knowledge can legitimately be labelled as KM. A person working on the technical task of identifying bots that spew fake news on social media can stake a claim on the KM turf as much as another who studies organizational impediments to knowledge sharing behaviors. It is unsurprising that KM-related journals deal with a wide variety of topics, ranging from text-mining and taxonomy to innovation and human resources. And for good measure, business strategies and IT project management can also be thrown into the mix. There is no problem ...
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Knowledge has been treated as an intellectual asset, which can be created, nurtured and harvested at appropriate times within organizations for achieving competitive advantage. Organizations recruit new talent, onboard them, and provide ongoing training & development opportunities to continuously develop and retain these assets. Employees acquire the necessary domain knowledge and technical skills and collaborate with stakeholders to perform their specialized activities for meeting organizational goals and objectives.   The organizational routines embed knowledge management tasks right from conceptualizing product/service opportunities, designing and ...
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Keynote at a teacher conference at Guangxi, mainland China   On April 26, 2019, I gave a keynote speech at Nationwide Primary Language Education Conference on gamified learning for over 5,000 teachers and educators at Nanning, Guangxi Province of mainland China.         It was a pleasure to share with fellow teachers and researchers how a gamified e-learning platform, Reading Battle, helped to enhance students’ interest in reading and strengthen their ability in comprehension through an innovative gamification pedagogy. Since its release in February 2014, Reading Battle has been used by about 20,000 students ...
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The University of Texas at Austin iSchool is delighted to announce that Dr. Soo Young Rieh has accepted the position as full professor and Associate Dean for Education beginning August 1st, 2019. Dr. Rieh will succeed Philip Doty as the   iSchool's new Associate Dean for Education. Dr. Rieh and a new Associate Dean for Research, also starting this fall, are both new senior administrative staff and faculty positions created by Dean Eric Meyer in the fall of 2018. "Dr. Rieh is an exceptionalscholar and an administrator with a proven track record in developing innovative cross-disciplinary teaching programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; we are thrilled ...
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ASIS&T AP regional conference in Cambodia The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference was held in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia on January 3-4, 2019. The theme of this conference was Effective Learning in Low-Tech Information Environments . Even with rapid developments in technological infrastructure in many parts of the word, there exists low-tech information environments around the globe currently. Kingdom of Cambodia has made progress in the use of information technology over the past decade. However, it still lags behind the developed countries in some areas, such as IT infrastructure. This ...
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