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Evgenia Vassilakaki

Evgenia Vassilakaki

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Education
September 2007 - May 2011
Manchester Metropolitan University
Field of study
  • Multilingual Information retrieval, Multilingual Information Access, Users' Information Seeking Behaviour, Images, Human Computer Interaction, System Design
October 2004 - June 2006
Ionian University
Field of study
  • Information Science, Information Management
October 1999 - February 2004
Ionian University
Field of study
  • Archive and Library Sciences

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Publications (72)
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The last couple of decades health literacy has gained significant momentum among the issues listed as priority within the public health sphere. In addition, the advances of Information and Communications Technology, the adoption of digital technology to perform basic tasks in our daily lives and thus the re-orientation of health care has led to the...
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In this global health emergency, most information organizations have either closed their premises or operated with restrictions in their services, staff, and patrons, at the same time they are called to cope with significant and ongoing changes on services, spaces, and other professional aspects. Librarians obtain the necessary knowledge and skills...
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In Chapter 21, Evgenia Vasilakaki and Valentini Moniarou-Papaconstantinou pro�vide a useful list of the main transitions, summarized here as: ● Shift to teleworking ● Promotion of existing online information services—e-journals, e-books, databases, material from digital libraries, and institutional repositories ● Greater use of websites, social me...
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Present research on mobile technology and the use of educational games in HE. There is no doubt that the increasing interest in the use of games is because of their essential characteristics, which provide an architecture for learning. In HE, games are starting to be integrated into the curriculum in order to achieve learning outcomes, presupposing...
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This study aimed to explore users' perceptions of librarians working in public libraries in Greece. Specifically, it aimed to investigate how much users value librarian's different roles; how often they seek assistance for performing specific tasks and how do they rate the assistance provided. The method of questionnaire was employed to meet the ne...
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The aim of this paper is two-fold. Specifically, it aims to provide an overview of the public libraries in Greece focusing on current developments and future challenges. In addition, to position Greek academic libraries in a changing Higher Education and research environment and to discuss critically the way the Greek academic libraries respond to...
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In the era of radical socio-economic-technological developments, the Library and Information Science sector in Greece undergoes a series of changes in a dialectic relation with technological changes. Libraries in Greece have a long history, from the Academy of Plato and the Lyceum of Aristotle in the 5th ce. B.C. to the transition of the National L...
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This paper focuses on presenting the social media strategy adopted during the life cycle of the EU H2020 project CrossCult. Specifically, this paper aims to report on the use of Twitter, the challenges faced as well as the lessons learned for better promoting the results of the project and interacting with potential stakeholders.
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2015 marked the most intense migramigratory flow from the Middle East to the Central European countries, mainly through the Balkans. Greece was the main country receiving since a huge number of refugees, sometimes exceeding the country’s limits to assisting and caring for them (Karnezis, 2017). Refugees residing in our country, although only as a c...
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1821» Η επέτειος του 1821 αποτελεί μία ευκαιρία για την καταγραφή, τεκμηρίωση και πολύ περισσότερο διασύνδεση των αρχείων της εν λόγω περιόδου που φυλάσσονται σε διάφορους φορείς. Η συγκεκριμένη ανακοίνωση περιγράφει τη συνεργασία της Εθνικής Βιβλιοθήκης της Ελλάδος με το Κέντρο Έρευνας για τις Ανθρωπιστικές Επιστήμες με σκοπό την ψηφιοποίηση και τ...
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The last few years there is a growing discussion about the need to effectively and efficiently manage cultural heritage information. Specifically, there is a need to describe the cultural heritage information with the use of the most relevant and efficient standards. The goal is to succeed among others, open access, storage of this information in d...
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The paper presents the H2020 CrossCult project, providing a short overview, a summary of the platform developed by the project, a description of the consortium, lessons learnt in three main dimensions (humanities, technology and business), the open challenges and the main tools developed by the project.
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Η συγκεκριμένη έρευνα σκοπό έχει να διερευνήσει τις αναγνωστικές συνήθειες του εφηβικού προσφυγικού πληθυσμού, όπως αυτές διαμορφώνονταν στις χώρες καταγωγής τους (π.χ. Αφγανιστάν, Ιράν) και αντίστοιχα στην Ελλάδα, ως χώρα υποδοχής τους. Η μέθοδος που υιοθετήθηκε είναι η δομημένη συνέντευξη. Οι έφηβοι επισκέπτονταν τις βιβλιοθήκες των χωρών τους με...
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Minor refugees and immigrants, in the recent migration wave from middle east countries, have gone through traumatic experiences that have intensively affected their psychosocial well-being. There is an urgent need for the various actors involved in the work with refugees in Greece to raise awareness among the Greek society, promote social sensitivi...
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The abundance of online applications and platforms that promise to efficiently and effectively meet the demands of their customers have introduced the need of their evaluation. Along this line, organizations allocate multimillion funds for projects securing to assist and ameliorate the way that the wider public experiences the web and uses online i...
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The argument that libraries transform local communities is not new. On the contrary, a lot has been written for the past few years by well-known and prestigious organizations on the subject in an effort to provide guidelines and know-how (ALA, 2017; IFLA, 2017). This paper aims to present the Toddlers' library of Municipality of Athens. Specificall...
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This paper presents the Upper-level Ontology and the other ontological schemas and vocabularies that we used to model the semantics of the “world” of CrossCult and its four pilots. It consists of two documents: a report describing the rationale and structure of the ontology and a PDF file containing the definitions of the classes and properties of...
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The paper aims at presenting the use of ontological techniques for creating a common semantic denominator for linking subject-oriented metadata of cultural artifacts to diverse digital resources falling into the same semantic spectrum. This will result in both linked data, where the parameters abide, and an enriched information output for the user....
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Purpose This paper aims to identify through a systematic review the roles that archivists adopt in a changing archival landscape and to illustrate any similarities between the roles of archivist and librarians. Design/methodology/approach The systematic literature review approach was adopted for the purposes of this research. Specifically, peer-re...
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The landscape in higher education is experiencing, for the past few years, some radical changes mainly due to technological developments. Specifically, the incorporation of virtual learning environments, the implementation of course management systems and the offering of Massive Open Online Courses have introduced a new, dynamic and globalised way...
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Purpose-Innovation is proven to be an essential element of every organisation that wants to achieve survival and sustain its presence. Libraries as information organisations are transformed into innovation incubators because of the fluid information environment, the social and economic influences and their desire to advance the public good. The Gre...
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Purpose Mobile technology has redefined the way people communicate and interact. In education, the number of academic institutions developing and offering mobile information services is growing steadily. The purpose of this paper is to identify the use of mobile technology by the Library Science and Information Systems undergraduate students in Gr...
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The report presents a collaborative effort of the four pilots, which took place in the first six months (M1-M6) of the project and focused on: 1) refining the original scenarios, 2) capturing the requirements, 3) defining the evaluation framework, 4) identifying the contributing technologies, 5) specifying the core gameplay for the four pilots and...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate public library users perceptions of information professionals. Specifically, it focuses on exploring users perceptions regarding librarians' status, work duties, performed work and educational background. Design/methodology/approach The method of questionnaire was used to enquire on the users perceptions of...
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Σκοπός της συγκεκριμένης έρευνας είναι η διερεύνηση των πληροφοριακών αναγκών των Aτόμων με Aναπηρία (AμεA). Ειδικότερα, στοχεύει στην καταγραφή των πληροφοριακών αναγκών των ΑμεΑ της Βιβλιοθήκης του ΤΕΙ Αθήνας, όπως και στην καταγραφή των τυχόν προβλημάτων πρόσβασης στην πληροφορία, τα οποία ενδεχομένως αντιμετωπίζουν τα ΑμεΑ. Σύμφωνα με τον Νόμο...
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In this chapter, the various Web user generations and their specific char- acteristics are critically outlined. Emphasis is placed on the impact on libraries’ developing, offering and delivering information services to meet users’ information needs. Library users are divided into generations based on date of birth. There are various different gener...
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Facebook use in higher education has been explored from different perspectives (i.e. academic institutions, teachers, students). This research aimed to investigate Greek Library and Information Science undergraduate students perceptions of Facebook use for educational purposes. A questionnaire was distributed online during the first two weeks of Ju...
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Purpose: Library and Information Science (LIS) has for a long time tried to gain legitimacy. In an ever changing environment due to technological and economic developments, the motivations behind choice of LIS are still of great interest. This paper aims to provide a systematic review of studies investigating the motivations that determine the choi...
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Purpose – Library and Information Science (LIS) has for a long time tried to gain legitimacy. In an ever changing environment due to technological and economic developments, the motivations behind choice of LIS are still of great interest. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic review of studies investigating the motivations that dete...
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Conservation activities, before and after decay detection, are considered as a prerequisite for maintaining cultural artifacts in their initial/original form. Taking into account the strict regulations where sampling from art works of great historical value is restricted or in many cases prohibited, the application of Non-Destructive Testing techni...
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The need for promoting Multilingual Information Retrieval (MLIR) and Access (MLIA) has become evident, now more than ever, given the increase of the online information produced daily in languages other than English. This study aims to explore users’ information needs when searching for information across languages. Specifically, the method of quest...
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Οι βιβλιοθήκες αποτελούν αναπόσπαστο κομμάτι της εκπαιδευτικής διαδικασίας. Στα σωφρονιστικά ιδρύματα η βιβλιοθήκη «συμβάλλει στην αυτομόρφωση των κρατουμένων» (Σωφρονιστικός Κώδικας, Ν.2776/99, Αρ. 37, Παρ. 4). Σκοπός της παρούσας έρευνας είναι η διερεύνηση του ρόλου που διαδραματίζουν οι Βιβλιοθήκες στα σωφρονιστικά ιδρύματα στην Ελλάδα αναφορικά...
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Twitter, a microblogging service, is becoming more and more popular among libraries as a means of reaching users and as a marketing tool for their services. This paper aims to present a critical review on the adoption and use of Twitter in libraries. Design/methodology/approach The method of systematic review is employed in order to identify, coll...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to discuss the challenges that the current economic crisis has posed for Greek public and municipal libraries. Design/methodology/approach – This is a viewpoint paper discussing the past, present and future directions that Greek public and municipal libraries have adopted or should adopt in the context of the pre...
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Purpose: This study aims to provide an in-depth insight on librarians’ use of the social networking site Facebook as a way to connect and promote interaction with library users. A series of common practices for building and maintaining a Facebook page for information professionals are thoroughly and critically presented. Design/methodology/approach...
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Το παρόν άρθρο σκοπεύει στη διερεύνηση της κατάστασης των βιβλιοθηκών των σωφρονιστικών ιδρυμάτων στην Ελλάδα, με έμφαση στις ανάγκες που καλύπτουν και στον ρόλο που διαδραματίζουν ως φορείς εκπαίδευσης και σωφρονισμού. Η έρευνα πραγματοποιήθηκε με τη χρήση της βιβλιογραφικής επισκόπησης και της συνέντευξης. Η βιβλιογραφική επισκόπηση υιοθετή- θηκε...
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Grounded theory offers a useful method for gaining an understanding of the context of the user experience when searching on an experimental multilingual image retrieval system. Observational, cognitive and affective data were collected while users searched for images in a multilingual environment. Straussian grounded theory was used to identify the...
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This study aims to investigate the current situation of the Greek prison libraries. Specifically, it focuses on recording the needs and the diverse roles of the libraries and librarians in the correctional institutions. The methods of literature review and interview were employed to meet the needs of this research. The literature review was adopted...
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Purpose: This paper aims to provide a systematic review of the specific roles information professionals have adopted in the last fourteen years. It aims to identify the roles reported in the literature concerning developments in the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession. Design/methodology/approach: This study adopted the method of syst...
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Purpose: This paper aims to review the literature on mobile information services. It considers only peer-reviewed papers published in English between 2004 and 2014. Design/methodology/approach: The method of systematic review was adopted in order to collect and analyse the relevant literature. The searches were conducted during the last week of Ju...
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Searching and retrieving information, especially in the context of a professional search environment, can be an arduous task. Professional search is defined as “interactive information retrieval performed by professionals in a specific domain” [1]. These searchers have competencies and skills in searching and as such demand high quality information...
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This paper aims to report the steps taken to create the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CIDOC-CRM) extensions and the relationships established to accommodate the depiction of conservation processes. In particular, the specific steps undertaken for developing and applying the CIDOC-CRM extensions for defining the conservation interventions perfor...
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Purpose - This paper aims to provide a systematic review on Library and Information Science profession’s image and stereotypes from 2000-2013. In particular, it aims to identify and analyze the prevailing images of librarians in various contexts and explore possible changes occurring over time. Design/methodology/approach - The method of systemati...
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Purpose – Social networking sites are becoming more and more popular triggering an increase in published research and impacting different aspects of daily life. One such aspect concerns libraries and librarians and the way they have adopted social networking sites. The purpose of this paper is to present a selective review on libraries’ adoption an...
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Η παρούσα εργασία σκοπό έχει να εξετάσει τη χρήση του Facebook από τις Δημοτικές Βιβλιοθήκες στην Ελλάδα ως μέσο επικοινωνίας με την τοπική κοινωνία. Ειδικότερα, στοχεύει στη διερεύνηση της επίδρασης του περιεχομένου της προσωπικής σελίδας (profile) των Δημοτικών Βιβλιοθηκών στην επικοινωνία και προώθηση των υπηρεσιών και εκδηλώσεών τους στους χρήσ...
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Purpose This study aims to identify, collect and critical review the research literature on Multilingual Digital Libraries in English language from 1997 to 2012. Design/methodology/approach The present literature review has followed the rules of systematic review. In particular, the identified relevant papers were categorized based on their expres...
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Introduction. There has been considerable activity in the development and testing of multilingual information retrieval systems, but little exploration of how users behave when using such systems. This paper provides a detailed understanding of how one group of users behaved when searching for images in a multilingual environment. Method. Observati...
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Ειδικοτερα, διερευνα τη χρηση του κοινωνικου δικτυου Facebook απο φοιτητες ως μεσο επικοινωνιας και διαδρασης (interaction) με τις ελληνικες ακαδημαικες βιβλιοθηκες. Ως κοινωνικα δικτυα (Social Networks) οριζονται οι δικτυακες υπηρεσιες (web based services), οι οποιες στοχευουν να παρεχουν τη δυνατοτητα στους χρηστες να δημιουργουν προσωπικες σελιδ...
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Η παρούσα έρευνα σκοπό έχει να εξετάσει την εκπαιδευτική κατάρτιση των βιβλιοθηκονόμων για την εξυπηρέτηση ανθρώπων με αναπηρία (ΑμεΑ). Ειδικότερα, στόχος της εργασίας είναι να διερευνήσει το επίπεδο εκπαίδευσης των βιβλιοθηκονόμων που απασχολούνται στις ακαδημαϊκές βιβλιοθήκες στην Ελλάδα και εξυπηρετούν ΑμεΑ.
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""This Thesis aims to explore users’ image seeking behaviour in online multilingual environments. In particular, it focuses on identifying users' actions/interactions- and on enquiring into users' rationales and justifications for their actions. In addition, it aims to identify the factors which have affected and/or informed users' image seeking be...
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Η ραγδαία ανάπτυξη της τεχνολογίας των υπολογιστών και των τηλεπικοινωνιακών συστημάτων (ICTs), προκάλεσαν αλλαγές που κανείς δεν κατάφερε να προβλέψει και να παρακολουθήσει πλήρως. Στο πλαίσιο αυτής της μεταβαλλόμενης πραγματικότητας, οι Επιστήμονες της Πληροφορίας προσπαθούν μέσω της βιβλιογραφίας να διατυπώσουν θεωρίες και απόψεις για το μέλλον...
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The wide spread adoption of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the passage to Semantic Web, the increasing amount of information daily produced in various languages and the growing need to gain access to multilingual information have generated interest in the development of techniques for Multilingual Information Retrieval (MLIR). MLIR is defined as the...
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The volume of information available on the Web in various languages and the growing number of the non-English native speaking users generate a need for developing and providing Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) systems. The efficient development of such systems depends greatly on gaining a better insight into users' interactions and searc...
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This study aims to explore users’ image seeking behaviour when searching for a known, non-annotated image in the FlickLing search interface provided by iCLEF2008 track. The main focus of our study was threefold: a) to identify the reasons that determined users’ choice of a specific interface mode, b) to examine whether users were thinking about lan...
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The wide spread adoption of world wide web (www) and the passage to Semantic Web (SW), the increasing amount of information produced every day in all languages and the need to gain access to such a multicultural information have generated interest in the development of techniques for enabling multilingual Information Retrieval (IR). Multilingual IR...
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It is widely recognized that developing an ontology is a strenuous and time consuming task. Different methodologies have been developed by different research groups in an attempt to provide to ontology developers a clear understanding of how to build an ontology. In addition, a variety of languages for representing and tools for editing ontologies...
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S.W.O.T. Σκοπός του όλου εγχειρήματος είναι η ανάπτυξη ενός σχεδίου Διοίκησης Ανθρωπίνων Πόρων (Δ.Α.Π.), με έμφαση στην διαμόρφωση του Προγραμματισμού των Δημόσιων Βιβλιοθηκών. Ειδικότερα, θα αναλυθεί ο τρόπος επιλογής προσωπικού, η ανάλυση θέσεων εργασίας, η ανάπτυξη τμήματος, η στελέχωση, η προσαρμογή των εργαζομένων, σε συνάρτηση με την εσωτερικ...
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Η Νέα Οικονομία αποτελεί μια νέα πραγματικότητα για την ελληνική βιομηχανική αγορά, επηρεάζοντας τις επιχειρησιακές της λειτουργίες και διαμορφώνοντας νέους κανόνες και σταθερές. Η σύγχρονη ελληνική Βιομηχανία, προκειμένου να συμβαδίσει με τις διεθνείς οικονομικές εξελίξεις οφείλει να επενδύσει σε αλλαγές τύπου οργανωσιακής κουλτούρας, να υιοθετήσε...
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5-9 Ιουνίου 2006 «Περιγραφή οπτικοακουστικού υλικού στα Ιδρύματα Μνήμης: Διαχείριση της πολυμορφίας και της πολυπλοκότητας του υλικού και των εργαλείων περιγραφής» Χαλεπλίογλου Άρτεμις-Βασιλακάκη Ευγενία Επιστημονική Παραδοχή: Στις μέρες μας το σύγχρονο μουσειακό «γίγνεσθαι» χαρακτηρίζεται από τη δημιουργική αρωγή των Νέων Τεχνολογιών ήχου και εικό...
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Οι συγγραφείς του άρθρου υποστηρίζουν ότι σημαντικό αρωγό στη διαδικασία επαναπροσδιορισμού του ρόλου των ελληνικών Επιχειρήσεων, μπορεί να αποτελέσει η υιοθέτηση πρακτικών και μεθόδων «Διαχείρισης Γνώσης». Ασκώντας «Διαχείριση Γνώσης», οι ελληνικές Επιχειρήσεις, ανεξαρτήτως μεγέθους και νομικού καθεστώτος, θα μπορέσουν να διαχειριστούν αποτελεσματ...
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Statement: The development and widespread adoption of Internet as a strong information tool is transforming the Publishing Industry. The field, perhaps most, affected by this change is the one of Information Science, which is about to face new challenges and adopt new roles and techniques. Information Organizations assess, collect and manage both p...
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Η Διαχείριση της Γνώσης (Knowledge Management) προέκυψε ως απόρροια της συνειδητοποίησης των μεγάλων Επιχειρήσεων ότι η γνώση που διαχέεται και ενυπάρχει μέσα στους κόλπους τους αποτελεί ένα σημαντικό κεφάλαιο, που η αποτελεσματική διαχείριση και εκμετάλλευσή του θα τους εξασφάλιζε την ανάπτυξη και το ανταγωνιστικό πλεονέκτημα έναντι των υπολοίπων....
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This study aims to explore users' image seeking behaviour when searching for known, non-annotated images across languages in FlickLing. In particular, the investigation reported in this paper aims to demonstrate the value in focusing on user's trust and confidence in the exploration of seeking behaviour to reveal users' perceptions of the tasks inv...

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