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Dialog Announces 2005 International InfoStar Winners


LONDON, UK, 11/29/2005, Dialog, a Thomson business, today announced the 2005 winners of its annual Quantum2 International InfoStar Awards.

This year’s winners are:

* Rikke Andreasen, Ferring Pharmaceuticals ( Denmark)
* Colin Davies, National Health Service ( United Kingdom)
* Amanda Franken, PriceWaterhouse Coopers ( South Africa)
* Judith Shiloni, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Israel)

Dialog made the announcement at Online Information 2005, the world’s largest information industry conference meeting in London this week.

InfoStars are inspiring examples of creativity and innovation, whose stories provide insight into their professional achievements and leadership qualities and enable them to serve as role models for others.

“We are delighted to recognize four truly outstanding information professionals as this year’s winners of our International InfoStars Awards,” said Liz Blankson-Hemans, Dialog director — International Information Professional Development. “Our InfoStars programme is an important component of our worldwide Quantum2 professional development initiative to help information professionals achieve greater success. Focusing attention on the successes and achievements of these four can help inspire us all to aim higher with our professional goals.”

Rikke Andreasen is the director of the Corporate Library & Information Centre of the International PharmaScience Centre of Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, in Denmark. By organising and conducting a thorough user-needs analysis and then developing a customised content solution based on the study’s findings, coupled with extensive training, as well as developing an alerting service for her constituents, Ms. Andreasen has helped raise her centre’s profile. She also has played a lead role in facilitating knowledge sharing in this content solution by helping to mesh internally produced and stored research with information available through external online services.

Colin Davies is a project manager, National Library for Health in the North West region of the National Health Service (NHS), England. He spearheaded a successful collaboration between Dialog and NHS managers to expand Inter-Library loans utilising Dialog’s eLinks service. Now, electronic databases, electronic journals and articles from paper journals are all available through a single online portal. As a result of Davies’ and his colleagues’ efforts, health professionals across the north west of England can now access an expanded range of targeted health and scientific research from their offices and medical facilities, and therefore provide better patient care.

Amanda Franken is a senior manager at the Library and Information Centre of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, in South Africa. She is proactive in marketing her centre’s capabilities throughout her firm, especially to senior management. PriceWaterhouse Cooper’s Information Centre handles traditional library functions as well as leading in the development of information solutions and consultative resources for both the firm and its clients. Franken has also established a “knowledge management forum” within her firm, bringing together different individuals involved with various aspects of information management. She has held leadership roles in different professional associations in South Africa, such as the Special Library & Information Services (SLIS) group, as well as winning a Senior Information Specialist of the Year award in 2003.

Judith Shiloni is the manager of the Information Centre at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, in Israel. She provides a full range of information management services to her company’s various departments while also mentoring other information specialists. She worked closely with Teva’s information technology department to launch a new site on the company’s intranet that features training resources, the ability to e-mail requests for research assistance and numerous other options. Ms. Shiloni also has worked collaboratively with cross-organisational Teva teams to implement corporate information policy.

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