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DisCOVER: Enterprise search research

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Enterprise search research – status, opportunities and challenges.

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Enterprise search research – status, opportunities and challenges

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Despite the ubiquitous use of search applications within organisations there are perhaps fewer than 30 peer-reviewed research papers published on this topic. In this seminar I will outline the key features of enterprise search, present the outcomes of research on user satisfaction, comment on the current extent of published research, identify opportunities for future research and consider the challenges that researchers might face in taking full advantage of these opportunities.

Martin White, Visiting Professor and Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd

I am a chemist who decided in 1970 that being an information scientist offered more opportunities. I have never regretted my decision. I have been in the consulting business since 1979, with work experience in nearly 40 countries. I set up Intranet Focus Ltd. in 1999 and provide clients with advice on intranet, enterprise search and information management strategy development and implementation. I work on a vendor-independent basis. I estimate that over 500,000 employees have used intranets and search applications that I have been involved with.

I am the author of eight books. The 2nd edition of Enterprise Search was published by O'Reilly Media in 2015 and Managing Expectations - Building Client-Consultant Partnerships was published by Intranatverk in 2016. I have recently written a history of intranet development from the 1960s to 2002 for publication by Intranatverk in 2017.

I have been a Visiting Professor, the Information School, University of Sheffield since 2002, and am currently working with Professor Paul Clough on the development of evaluation methodologies for enterprise search.

I am honoured to have been elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the British Computer Society. I am an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

As well as a passion for search I have a passion for classical music. I play both the piano and organ to a reasonably high standard, and have played for services in a number of cathedrals in the UK.

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18 Feb 2020, 14:00-15:00

Diamond Lecture theatre 5

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