PROF Forbes Gibb
LT1416 LIVINGSTONE TOWER
Tel : +44 141 548 3704
Graduated from Edinburgh University as an archaeologist before taking a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship at the then Liverpool Polytechnic.
BA PgDip Librarianship
CS.953 - Service Management
CS.957 - Research Methods
CS.961 - Organisation of Knowledge
My research interests are information strategy, service management and e-books. I have been involved in several major research projects including: SIMPR (ESPRIT project 2083) which developed a knowledge-based information storage and retrieval system; STAMP (ESPRIT project 8488) which developed a client-server probabilistic information retrieval system for English, Spanish and Catalan; AUTOSOFT (ESPRIT project 25762) which developed systems to support software re-use; and MIND (IST-2000-26061 which developed technologies for resource selection and data fusion for multimedia international digital libraries (MIND). I am currently involved in the DELOS Network of Excellence. I have also carried out consultancy work and commissions in the areas of information systems and information strategy for a wide range of private and public sector organisations including: The European Parliament, DG Research, the Scottish Arts Council, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Scottish Executive, the Scottish Museums Council, the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, United Distillers, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux and Lateral Technologies and Solutions.
I lecture in information strategy, information systems, service management and content management on a range of Masters programmes, and I am Course Director for the MSc in Strategic Information Systems which is delivered to staff from the Royal Bank of Scotland.