MLIM Projects Topics Dickson Chiu [email protected] / hku.hk August 2014 Service Science related • Service / marketing / HR approaches in libraries / education / information organizations • Information provision for Services / Customer Relationship Management • Reputation and services (especially in social network concepts) • Any topics related to International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering (IJSSOE) – http://www.igi-global.com/journal/internationaljournal-systems-service-oriented/1155 Contemporary Technology Related • Ontology-based content recommendation and management (context such as but not limited to library, education, webTV, marketing, etc.) – MLIM 6316 extension • Exception handling and knowledge management for information and process management • Alert-based / service-based / ontology based information / process / knowledge / learning management • The Transition of the Library OPAC to Library Resources Portal / Library 2.0 / 3.0 Social Network / Media / Mobile / Ontology / Big Data / Cloud • • • • • • • • • Education – music, culture, language, … Library / museums / archives Information / knowledge/ process management Music / Ethnomusicology Tourism Religion Marketing / business / services Arts / literature Social work / politics / law Comparative library studies • in contemporary technology adoption – such as but not limited to mobile and social networks • Educational Use of Mobile Technologies amongst Library & Information Science (LIS) Students / other majors / universities / college / schools • Tokyo Metropolitan Library, Hong Kong Central Library and Shenzhen City Library – a Comparative Study • State Libraries – Bavaria, Taiwan, Guam (?), … • School libraries related - In collaboration with Dr Patrick Lo, Tsukuba University Library / Museums as Social Capital • School Librarians as Information Literacy Specialists • Musings of the Young and Curious Minds – Libraries’ / Museums Role in Developing Arts and Cultural Programmes (e.g., HKUL Reading Club) • Interrelationships between School Libraries, ICT, and Students’ Learning/Information Literacy Skills/Reading Motivation • Maximizing the Teaching Potentials of School Librarians • Librarians / Curators in Fundraising. • Museums / Libraries / Information organizations and Tourism • Museums / Libraries / Information organizations and Education - In collaboration with Dr Patrick Lo, Tsukuba University Library HR issues • Medical Librarians in Hong Kong – a Case Study of their Professional Lives and Wider Issues • Law Librarians in Hong Kong - a Case Study of their Professional Lives and Wider Issues • Music Librarians in Hong Kong – a Case Study of their Professional Lives and Wider Issues • Special Library Managers - a Case Study of their Professional Lives and Wider Issues • Empowering Your Library – Staff Training and Professional Development - In collaboration with Dr Patrick Lo, Tsukuba University Other case studies • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hong Kong Maritime Museum Library – a Case Study of their Outreach and Educational Programmes The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong - a Case Study of their Outreach and Educational Programmes Asia Art Archive – a Case Study of their Collections, Outreach and Other Educational Programmes Goethe-Institut of Hong Kong Library - a Case Study of their Outreach and Educational Programmes Learning the Importance of Records and Archives via the Archives Action Group Archivists versus Librarians – How Do We Explain their Similarities and Differences Naxos Music Library – an Online Database Evaluation Naxos Spoken Word Library – an Online Database Evaluation BBC Learning English – an Evaluation of an Interactive Online Resource Metropolitan Opera on Demand – an Online Database Evaluation Chinese Opera Information Centre at CUHK – a Case Study The Hong Kong Heritage Project Archive – a Case Study Gwulo.com – the Old Hong Kong – a Case Study Pure Land - Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang Research Topic Worksheet • Introduce yourself - Include a short self-bio of yourself (especially your degrees already obtained, your major, working experience and research interest), so that we can suggest further research focus or refinement for you. • Title and Abstract • Research topic and justifications – why is your topic important • In your topic area: – What situation will you study? Why? – What actions / phenomenon will you study? Why? – What subjects are chosen? Why? • State in some more details about your research questions / hypothesis. • What related work did you find – can you justify the novelty of your research? Are you following any theories or models? • Brief methodology outline • Expected results and discussions.