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Somerville, M. M., Mirijamdotter, A., Hajrizi, E., Sayyad Abdi, E., Gibney, M., Bruce, C. S. & Stoodley, I. (2020). Curating knowledge, creating change: University Knowledge Center, Kosovo national transition. IFLA Journal, 46(2), 151-162
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2020 (English)In: IFLA Journal, ISSN 0340-0352, E-ISSN 1745-2651, Vol. 46, no 2, p. 151-162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A collaborative system design initiative at the University for Business and Technology in Kosovo aims to make local knowledge visible and to enhance local knowledge creation, within the university and throughout the country. Since its inception in 2015, design activities aimed to activate systems through modeling the global knowledge landscape, technology enabled systems, and human activity processes. Within the framework of Informed Systems, application of Informed Learning theory and Information Experience Design (IXD) guided prototyping systems that informed building an institutional repository named UBT Knowledge Center. The knowledge vision anticipates that sustained curation, organization, discovery, access, and usage processes will accelerate academic engagement, national development, and global visibility, over time and with practice to further theory-to-practice and practice-to-theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
Informed Systems, Informed Learning, Information Experience Design, Soft Systems Design, co-design, Kosovo
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems; Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-93046 (URN)10.1177/0340035219883897 (DOI)000542293100006 ()2-s2.0-85090495250 (Scopus ID)
Note

Special Issue: ‘Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again'.

Available from: 2020-03-22 Created: 2020-03-22 Last updated: 2021-05-07Bibliographically approved
Gibney, M. (2019). Disruptive but not disreputable: Discussing open access. Paper presented at Omnispace Lecture at Linnaeus University.
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2019 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The open access landscape is highly disruptive to established publishing practices and large changes are taking place globally in this arena. Some dismiss and resist the evolution of open access publishing practices as disreputable progress and wish to turn back the clock while others laud it as the future rise of scholarship.

This presentation will provide a broad overview of the open access discussion and focus on several research projects currently underway to ascertain faculty, student, and alumni reactions to their own open access author- and reader-ship from both developed and transition countries.

Keywords
open access, institutional repositories, open educational resources
National Category
Information Studies Information Systems, Social aspects Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems; Humanities, Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-83185 (URN)
Conference
Omnispace Lecture at Linnaeus University
Note

Presented at Omnispace (Linnaeus University)

Available from: 2019-05-23 Created: 2019-05-23 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Mirijamdotter, A., Pireva Nuci, K., Gibney, M. & Elm, P. (2019). The development and implementation of a PhD Program in ICT for the Kosovo Education System. In: Sevrani, Kozeta (Ed.), 9th International Conference Information Systems and Technology Innovation: Smart economy and digital transformation, Tirana, Albania, May 17-18, 2019: . Paper presented at 9th International Conference Information Systems and Technology Innovation: Smart economy and digital transformation, Tirana, Albania, May 17-18, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The development and implementation of a PhD Program in ICT for the Kosovo Education System
2019 (English)In: 9th International Conference Information Systems and Technology Innovation: Smart economy and digital transformation, Tirana, Albania, May 17-18, 2019 / [ed] Sevrani, Kozeta, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Despite ever accelerating workplace changes, including rapidly expanding technological access and fast improving information and communication systems, the education system in Kosovo is not fully developed enough to provide a high-quality research-based education in Information and Communication Technology. Coping simultaneously with varied national priorities, Kosovo – a small country with 2 million inhabitants and a national budget of only 2.3 billion – lacks the needed investments to fundamentally transform the quality of the education system. A funded ICT doctoral program would address today’s workforce priorities and requirements. The design and delivery of a national PhD program in ICT is crucial for Kosovo in order to ensure competitive readiness within the regional education systems and national economies of the West Balkans - and beyond. This paper argues the need for PhD programs and offers insights into a proposed project, the aim of which is to put Kosovo on the map by offering a PhD in the ICT field.

Keywords
PhD curricula, research school, Kosovo, ICT
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science, Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85300 (URN)
Conference
9th International Conference Information Systems and Technology Innovation: Smart economy and digital transformation, Tirana, Albania, May 17-18, 2019
Note

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Available from: 2021-09-08 Created: 2021-09-08 Last updated: 2021-09-13Bibliographically approved
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