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Call for applications for postgraduate programs admission - September 2017, Intake.

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FACULTY OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (FPM), UiTM Puncak Perdana
Please be informed that the application for PhD and Master programs admission for September 2017 intake is open now untill May 18, 2017.

The programs offered are as follow:


1. IM950 - Doctor of Philosophy (Information Management) (Research) (Mode: Full Time & Part-Time)
2. IM750 - Master of Science (Information Management) (Research) (Mode: Full Time & Part-Time)
3. IM770 - Master of Science in Information Management (Coursework) (Mode: Full Time, Part-Time & FLP)
4. IM701 - Master of Science in Knowledge Management (Coursework) (Mode: Full Time & Part-Time)
5. IM772 - Master in Library Science (Coursework) (Mode: Full Time & Part-Time)
6. IM773 - Master of Science in Records and Documents Management (Coursework) (Mode: Full Time & Part-Time)
click image to enlarge click image to enlarge The  class for IM770 & IM701 (Coursework) will be held on weekdays at 6pm. While the IM772 & IM773 classes are on Satu…
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Knowledge Management Explained
Knowledge Management, (KM) is a concept and a term that arose approximately two decades ago, roughly in 1990. Quite simply one might say that it means organizing an organization's information and knowledge holistically, but that sounds a bit wooly, and surprisingly enough, even though it sounds overbroad, it is not the whole picture. Very early on in the KM movement, Davenport (1994) offered the still widely quoted definition: "Knowledge management is the process of capturing, distributing, and effectively using knowledge." This definition has the virtue of being simple, stark, and to the point.  A few years later, the Gartner Group created another second definition of KM, which is perhaps the most frequently cited one (Duhon, 1998): "Knowledge management is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, evaluating, retrieving, and sharing all of an enterprise's information assets. These assets may in…

10 tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching

1: Use unique, specific terms It is simply amazing how many Web pages are returned when performing a search. You might guess that the terms blue dolphin are relatively specialized. A Google search of those terms returned 2,440,000 results! To reduce the number of pages returned, use unique terms that arespecific to the subject you are researching. 2: Use the minus operator (-) to narrow the search How many times have you searched for a term and had the search engine return something totally unexpected? Terms with multiple meanings can return a lot of unwanted results. The rarely used but powerful minus operator, equivalent to a Boolean NOT, can remove many unwanted results. For example, when searching for the insect caterpillar, references to the company Caterpillar, Inc. will also be returned. Use Caterpillar -Inc to exclude references to the company orCaterpillar -Inc -Cat to further refine the search. 3: Use quotation marks for exact phrases I often remember parts of phrases I hav…