The visitors – Prof. Sally Joy, Associate Dean Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Business and Economics and Dr.Andrew Treloar, Project Manager Strategic Information Initiatives, from Monash University – came by on a fact-finding mission on Information Management in the OU.
They were met by Peter Scott and Simon Buckingham Shum.
The main areas of interest for the visit are discovering information needs and developing information strategies within large (educational) institutions as well as electronic scholarly publishing (particularly e-presses and e-prints), institutional digital repositories and electronic course management systems.
Monash have many campuses, including ones in South Africa and Malaysia. Knowledge management, communication and collaborative working are significant problem areas for them