|「E-government and Public libraries in Japan」|
|Dr. Rowena Cullen (筑波大学知的コミュニティ基盤研究センター 外国人研究員)|
|平成19年 2月13日 (火) 13時00分～15時00分|
|Dr Cullen's talk will include a brief overview, and definitions of e-government, and the goals of the Japanese government for e-government advancement in Japan at the level of national and local government. Some notable present and future e-government applications at local government level will be discussed, along with the contribution that public libraries can make in this area. Dr Cullen will outline how public librarians can use their expertise to enhance the benefits that Japanese citizens can get from e-government by improving online library services, and developing expertise in e-government. After looking at some examples of what two New Zealand public libraries are doing in this area, Dr Cullen will open up discussion on a research and development agenda in this area for Japan's public library leadership.|
Dr Cullen is co-editor and author of several chapters in Hernon, Cullen and Relyea, Comparative Perspectives on E-government (Scarecrow Press, 2006) and a case study on New Zealand's Online Census 2006, in the forthcoming monograph Digital Government (Springer, 2007). As well as several articles published since 2000 on government web sites and e-government , she has also carried out research for many years on performance measurement and evaluation, and is a member of the Conference Committee and Editorial Board of the Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement of Library and Information Services. Dr Cullen teaches in the MLIS and MIM programs at Victoria University of Wellington.