Noriko Hara

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Affiliation: 
Indiana University
Position: 
Professor
Professional Background: 

I am an associate professor of Information Science in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. In addition, I am a co-director of the new Graduate Certificate in Information Architecture (GCIA) program.

Research: 

My work is primarily in Social Informatics. My focus is especially on communities of practice, knowledge management, online learning, and e-democracy. I am also a fellow of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics. I served the ASIS&T (Americay Society for Information Science & Technology) Special Interest Group on Social Informatics (SIG-SI) as a co-chair. I was recently awarded to a NSF funding (#08-30137) to study molecular biology graduate students’ tacit knowledge transition.

Selected Publications: 

[1]. Hara, N., Shachaf, P., & Hew, K. F. (2010). Cross-cultural analysis of the Wikipedia community. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 61(10), 2097-2108.

[2]. Hara, N. (2009). Communities of Practice: Fostering Peer-to-Peer Learning and Informal Knowledge Sharing in the Work Place. Springer.

[3]. Hara, N., & Shachaf, P., & Stoerger, S. (2009). Online communities of practice typology revisited. Journal of Information Science, 35(6), 740-757.

[4]. Hara, N. (2007). IT support for communities of practice: How public defenders learn about winning and losing in court. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology.

[5]. Hara, N., & Hew, K. F. (2007). Knowledge sharing in an online community of health-care professionals. Information Technology & People, 20(3), 235-261.

[6]. Hew, K. F., & Hara, N. (2007). Knowledge sharing in online environments: A qualitative case study. Journal of American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59(14), 2310-2324.

[7]. Hara, N. & Kling, R. (2006). Professional development & knowledge management via virtual spaces. In J. Weiss, J. Nolan, P. Trifonas (Eds.), International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments (pp. 849-870). Kluwer Academic Publishers.

[8]. Hara, N., & Schwen, T. M. (2006). Communities of practice in workplaces: Learning as a naturally occurring event. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 19(2), 93-114.

Keywords: 
Knowledge Management, Knowledge Transfer, Mentors (role of), Tacit Skills/Knowledge

SoSP Posted Content

MOD: Transmission of Tacit Skills in East Asian Graduate Science Programs

Posted: Dec 17, 2009

Award Abstract: This project addresses a crucial area in the globalization of science: the transmission of skills to future scientists.