17 Dec

slides from my phd final seminar

Here are the slides from my final seminar presentation.

Image credits

Image 1: and they folded their wings to sleep by Daniel James available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at

Image 2: Friend’s image used with permission – thanks lovely x

Image 3: Is there anybody in there? by Sami Taipale available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/staipale/2281431475

Image 4: Amberlin and Isla by Jessica W available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/chickeyfeather/3432233852

Image 5: Sharing by Ben Grey available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_grey/4582294721

Image 6: Newborn skin to skin by James Theophane available under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/_theo_/10066988493

Image 7: the cry by areta ekarafi available under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/areta_e/13425013855

Image 8: “Where’s Daddy’s Visa?” by Chris Smith available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsmithphotography/5511409574

Image 9: A gaggle of babies? by Bianca Nogrady available under a CC BY-NC 2.0 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mistressb/3532337691

Image 10: Baby Faith by Cary and Kacey Jordan available under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaceyjordan/6107408409

Image 12: Friend’s image used with permission – thanks lovely x

Image 14: Laughter by Anna Warren available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gardenhoe/2765320815

Image 15: Baby and mom by Kaeru Sand available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaeru_sand/5300389620

Image 16: iphone baby portrait by Eduardo Merille available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/merille/3035066533

Images 11, 13 and 17: my images

Font credits

Free fonts used in this presentation:

Walkway Bold available at http://www.dafont.com/walkway.font

Mesmerize available at http://www.dafont.com/mesmerize.font

Fox in the snow available at http://www.dafont.com/fox-in-the-snow.font


boyd, d. (2010). Streams of content, limited attention: the flow of information through social media. EDUCAUSE Review, 45, pp. 26-36.

Hughes, H. (2014) Researching information experience: Methodological snapshots. In Bruce, C., Davis, K., Hughes, H., Partridge, H., and Stoodley, I. (eds.) Information experience: approaches to theory and practice. (Library and Information Science, Volume 9). Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 33-50.

Špiranec, S., & Zorica, M. B. (2010). Information Literacy 2.0: hype or discourse refinement? Journal of Documentation, 66, pp. 140-153.

07 Dec

final seminar for my phd

My final seminar is scheduled for 15 December 2014. It will run simultaneously online and on campus. If you’d like to join us, here are all the details:

If you are a participant attending the online session, please note: Your and your child/ren’s names have been changed throughout my thesis to preserve your anonymity. I won’t be using your names in my presentation either. I suggest you consider using a pseudonym to log in to the online session, just to add an extra layer of privacy. I’ve set the session up so that you should be prompted to enter only a name (which you can make up) and no email address.

How the seminar works

The seminar itself will run for about an hour. I’ll speak about the project for about 40 minutes, and then there will be some question time for about 20 minutes. The seminar is the interesting part that you might want to be there for 😉

Attending online

  • If you’re having problems, check the quick start guide. It’s a pretty intuitive piece of software that generally just works, so really no need to spend time reading the guide unless you’re having difficulties.
  • I won’t have any technical support so if you experience any issues, I’m afraid I won’t be able to help. But the session will be recorded as a back up.
Other information
  • Note you won’t be able to turn on your microphone or camera until I join the room and enable this for you, so don’t worry if it doesn’t work straight away. Camera and mic use is optional (and probably not needed really).
  • You’ll be able to ask questions via chat or using your microphone, so don’t worry if you don’t have a microphone.
  • I’ll give you a tour of Connect at the beginning of the session, so don’t worry about trying to figure it out in the interim.