Mary M. Somerville: 0000-0002-4201-8335

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference Title

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Conference Dates

August 24-30, 2018

Date of Presentation



Information focused, learning centered, and systems enabled, Informed Systems (Somerville, United States) guides collaborative design (co-design) of the University for Business and Technology Knowledge Center in Pristina, Kosovo. Conceptual modeling activities since April 2017 engage students in integrating Informed Learning theory (Bruce, Australia) and Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland, England) to progress a shared vision to make local knowledge visible through co-created systems, services, and resources. Foundational Informed Learning categories, information and communication technologies, information sources, and information and knowledge generation - to progress information curation and knowledge management – illustrate the transformative potential of this theory-to-practice initiative, customized to local priorities and values.

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