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A Master's Program in Information & Knowledge Management Specializing in Archival Science

Archival Science is an academic and professional discipline that relates to the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of records creation, appraisal, preservation, and usage. The Master's program in Information & Knowledge Management specializing in archival science provides theoretical and practical training, with an emphasis on three main aspects:

  1. Management aspect: Policy regarding preservation and management of archival materials, resource allocation, work methods, records management, archives as organizations.
  2. Technology aspect: Technologies for preservation and access, digitization processes, meta-data, information retrieval.
  3. Social aspect: Archive users' needs analyses, the archive as a fundamental institution in collective memory and culture – past, present and future.

The program includes courses that are specific for the specialization in archival science: practice-oriented courses, theory and foundational courses, a joint course with the History Department and a joint course with the program for preserving material heritage.

Required courses for all programs in the department:

  1. Information literacy
  2. Data processing
  3. Research methods
  4. Virtual communities
  5. Information economics
  6. Quantitative methods
  7. Research seminar
  8. Information reliability and security
  9. Practicum (non-thesis students only)

Archival Science Specialization Courses:

  1. Archival materials evaluation
  2. Record keeping systems
  3. Archival information management
  4. Traditional and digital records management
  5. Legal aspects of archiving
  6. Digital archives
  7. The audio-visual archive
  8. Issues in archival material preservation
  9. Visiting archives

(*) The program may be subject to changes and updates

Electives:

Students in the archival science specialization can select from a wide variety of electives available in the department of Information & Knowledge Management or other departments in the Faculty of Management.

Academic year

Classes take place in one concentrated day each week in order to accommodate working people.  Each eight-week study period contains three courses and ends with an additional week for exams and project submissions.  A full program usually includes six such periods followed by a research thesis or capstone project.  The study periods are consecutive, without breaks, except for major holidays.

Study Duration

Research track: thesis research and writing – up to three years.
Applied track option: practical capstone project in industry, including write-up – up to two years

Registration

To register: please use the University of Haifa Registration Portal.

After completing the registration, please complete the candidate's questionnaire available from the department office (contact details below) and send it back by email.

After all forms have been submitted, selected candidates will be invited to a short entrance exam (in English) and group interview.

Additional information is available at the office:

Anna Weber, Information & Knowledge Management Administrator

MA in Information and Knowledge Management

MA in Information and Knowledge Management

The goal of the program is to train researchers and professionals in a groundbreaking field of information. The studies fall roughly into two main aspects of information – individual and social behavior vis-à-vis information (behavioral), and techniques from the world of data science for analyzing information (technical and business). The program draws on various fields of study such as social sciences, management, and computer science, but focuses them on a single target – to understand information, how it is created (behavioral) and how to extract value from it (technical and business).

Graduates can pursue various careers, as a data scientist, user engagement manager, and jobs in competitive intelligence, targeted marketing, privacy policy, and many others.

Program of study for 2017-2018 academic year (as example)

There are two study tracks – research track with thesis, and applied track with capstone project.

In both tracks, there is the possibility of also obtaining a diploma addendum in library studies.

Requirements for Graduation

Graduates receive an MA degree from the university in Information and Knowledge Management.

  • The research track require 32 credit points plus a thesis.
  • The applied track requires 40 credit hours plus a capstone project.

Studies in the research track must take at least two courses with projects.

To be eligible for MA degree, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 76 or higher. The GPA is calculated as follows:

  • Research Track:
    • Courses (required and electives) 40%
    • Course projects 20%
    • Thesis grade 40%
  • Applied Track:
    • Courses (required and electives) 60%
    • Course projects 20%
    • Capstone Project 20%

Departmental Events

2018-2019 academic year


SAVE THE DATE

 03.06.2019.


03/06/2019, Monday, 12:00

Developing Dynamic Capabilities (DC) through Competitive Intelligence (CI): Effect on Performance

Doctoral Candidate Amiram Markovich, The Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Haifa

 


01/01/2019, Thursday, 12:00

Computational methods for studying fake news, real news, & real people on social media

Ph.D . Nir Grinberg, Harvard University and Northeastern University


 03/12/2018, Monday, 12:00

 Who Gets to Choose? On the Socio-Algorithmic Construction of Choice

Dan M. Kotliar, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


2017-2018 academic year

13/11/2017, Monday, 12:00

The Persuasive Power of Algorithmic and Crowdsourced Advice: Distinguishing the Massage from the Messenger

Dr. Lior Zalmanson, The Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Haifa


04/12/2017, Monday, 12:00

Bringing Networks to Life - A Theory of Network Dynamics

Dr. Baruch Barzel, Faculty of exact Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University


15/01/2018, Monday, 12:00

Intricacies in Applying Machine Learning - Some Lessons Learned

Alex Frid, Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology


05/02/2018, Monday, 12:00

Rethinking Collaborative Filtering: A Practical Perspective on State-Of-The-Art Research Based on “Real-World” Insights and Challenges

Dr. Noam Koenigstein, Head of Data Science, Citi bank's Innovation Center, Israel


18/02/2018 - 19/02/2018

Haifa-LINKS Symposium on "Content Producers: Incentives, Motivations, and Value Creation

FLS,1st Floor, Brazil Building


05/03/2018, Monday, 12:00

Controversy Analysis and Detection

Dr. Shiri Dori-Hacohen, School of Computer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


09/04/2018, Monday, 12:00

Open Data & Open Access

Dr. Dalit Ken-Dror Feldman, Legal Supervisor' Law Technology & Cyber Clinic Haifa Center for Law & Technology Faculty of Low, University of Haifa


07/05/2018, Monday, 12:00

Are We There Yet? Predicting Time-to-Conversion Using Search-Diversity

Dr. Anat Goldstein, Department of Information and Technology Management, Coller School of Management, Tel-Aviv University, Israel


04/06/2018, Monday, 12:00

Systems Engineering Approaches Applied to Biomedical Research

 Dr. Judith Somekh, Department of information Systems, Haifa University


2016-2017 academic year

14/11/2016, Monday, 12:00

Emergent Roles in Wikipedia

Prof. Ofer Arazy, Department of Information Systems Studies, University of Haifa


22/12/2016, Thursday, 12:00

How to influence others and get approval from your granny: The cognitive and neural computations underlying strategic management of social influence

Dr. Uri Hertz, Institute of Cognitive Neroscience, University College London


26/12/2016, Monday, 12:00

Positively Useless: Exploring the Impact of Irrelevant Information in Online Reviews

Meyrav Shoham,  Technion – Israel Institute of Technology


09/01/2017, Monday, 12:00

Beyond the Turk: Alternative platforms for crowdsourcing behavioral research

Dr. Eyal Pe'er, The Graduate School of Business Administration, Bar-Ilan University


09/01/2017, Monday, 15:00

Towards better understanding of individuals' attention online

Ph.D . Nir Grinberg, Harvard University and Northeastern University


23/01/2017, Monday, 12:00

Perspectives from information theory on population genetic data

Omri Tal, PhD, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften


23/01/2017, Monday, 14:30

Dissecting information processing algorithms in human choice behavior

Andrei Teodorescu, PhD Department of Psychology, University of Haifa


30/01/2017, Monday, 12:00

Forecasting exchange rates: a robust regression approach 

Dr. Arie Preminger, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Ariel University


06/03/2017, Monday, 12:00

Beyond Copyright Enforcement: The Misuse of the Notice & Takedown Regime

Dr. Sharon Bar-Ziv, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa


24/04/2017, Monday, 12:00

Information Leakage Detection in Online Social Networks

Prof. David G. Schwartz, Business School,  Bar-Ilan University


10/05/2017, Monday, 12:00

Searching for Community-based Answers

Dr. Idan Szpektor, Google Research

 


Final Papers of Students from the Practical Track

The department is interdisciplinary and has two kinds of study tracks – the Research Track (A) and the Practicum Track (B).

The practical track includes a practicum – a project carried out by students as part of their studies, and writing a final paper based on the practicum. The track is adapted to students who wish, as part of their studies, to apply the tools they have learned in practice under the guidance and support of the department's academic and professional staff.

List of the projects’ topics and their abstracts – 2016-2017 academic year

Student Name: Rotem Adar

Project Title: Using an information system to streamline the screening and placement of volunteers In various tasks in the community organization

Abstract


Student Name: Ronnie Be’eri

Project Title:Using mobile technology to collect information from patients at the HMO

Abstract


Student Name: Iris Beuokansky

Project Title: The Creation of Online LibGuides

Abstract


Student Name: Saeeda khalaily

Project Title: Creating a System of "Remote Read"

Abstract


Student Name: Nitza Reisman

Project Title: Characterization of needs and establishment of a management information and knowledge system

 Abstract


Student Name: Shani Segev

Project Title: Qualitative analysis of entrepreneurs’ action in their crowdfunding attempts

 Abstract



 List of the projects’ topics and their abstracts – 2015-2016 academic year

Student Name: Ronen Amsalem

Project Title: Restoring a Wikibook about competitive intelligence to an active state after a hacker attack

Abstract


Student Name: Noa Arbel

Project Title: Tools and Processes to Improve Organizational Information Flow

Abstract


Student Name: Shahar Beck

Project Title: Using creativity thinking theories for visualization of information outcomes

Abstract


Student Name: Rotem Barkan

Project Title: Listing & Preparation for Digitization of the Assembly & Committee File Series of the Provisional State Council in the Knesset Archives

Abstract


Student Name: Shay Hausmann

Project Title: Building a Digital Archive

Abstract


Student Name: Alexandra Wolloch-Grandelevsky

Project Title: The Process of Enlargement of the Hebrew Wikipedia and Wiktionary in Different Areas of Knowledge

Abstract


Student Name: Valerie Khaskin

Project Title: Creating a Database of Festivals in Europe for an Online Trip Planning Website

Abstract


Student Name: Yael Levitzky

Project Title: Knowledge Management and Sharing in the Centers for Social Rights Realization

Abstract


Student Name: Adi Matas

Project Title: Analysis of the biosimilar market and forming a database in a competitive intelligence unit within the purchase department Klalit health services

Abstract


Student Name: Alla Perlov

Project Title: An Evaluation of Operating Room time utilizationand efficiency in Private Hospital

Abstract


Student Name: Abeer Kadry

Project Title: Organizing information and building information and knowledge management system

 Abstract


Student Name: Hana Shiran

Project Title: MOOC/Student Interaction: Assignments and Assessment

Abstract


List of the projects’ topics and their abstracts – 2013-2014 academic year

Student Name: Adir Oren

Project Title: Meta data definition for electronic records

Abstract


Student Name: Shani Alchek

Project Title: Share Point -based knowledge management systems for the College Information Center

Abstract


Student Name: Michael Bogatin

Project Title: Development of a Quality Management System

Abstract


Student Name: Tammy Givon-Dagan

Project Title: Cataloging digital records in the Personal Name Index (Yerushalmi) for accessibility and preservation

Abstract


Student Name: Uri Taborisky

Project Title: Checking and repair of IHP periodical records 

Abstract


Student Name: Sarit Teper Elkaslasi

Project Title: Creating a database of global banking in Evolita's website

Abstract


Student Name: Adi Segal (Goldstein)

Project Title: Isha L'Isha - Organizing KLAF archive

Abstract


Student Name: Sarit Arav

Project Title: Primary school library organization

Abstract


Student Name: Alina Poleshchenko

Project Title: Taxonomic management in Evolita’s company system

Abstract


Student Name: Iris Farhi Levy

Project Title: Advertising in OA Resources – Recommendations for Consolidating the Technion Policy

Abstract


Student Name: Elian Priel - Rechman 

Project Title: Patents procedure's "User Guide" for the Central Library of the Technion

Abstract


Student Name: Anat Chaushu

Project Title: EDS System of Ebsco in Technion Central library

Abstract


Student Name: Noam Castel

Project Title: Data Management System Design for a Technological NGO

Abstract


 

 

Theses of Students from the Research Track

The department is interdisciplinary and has two study tracks – the Research Track (A) and the Practicum Track (B).

The final stage of the research track consists of writing of a research thesis, in which the writing process integrates the study of the basic research in the field and familiarity with the latest research, using the research tools and methods studied in the department.

List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2016-2017 academic year

Student Name: Ziv Givon

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Doron Kliger and Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Statistical interaction between twitter activity and the prices of stocks

 Abstract


Student Name: Lydia Jiryes

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Administrative Culture and the Editing of Wikipedia

 Abstract


Student Name: Iris Hirsch

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David A. Bodoff

Thesis Title: Tone and Credibility in Quarterly Earnings Press Releases of Publicly Traded Companies

 Abstract


Student Name: Ameed Zaher

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Lior Zalmanson

Thesis Title: Archive across time: a comparison study between the analog and the digital archive

Abstract


Student Name: Miki Cohen

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Joel Lanir; Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn

Thesis Title: Visualizing and browsing through movies according to their emotional signature

Abstract


Student Name: Hadar Miller

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryni

Thesis Title: Degree Distribution Based Change Point Detection

Abstract


Student Name: Robyn Rubin

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Avi Peretz

Thesis Title: Use of Computer Interface and Information Management System to Economize Microbiology Testing, use of Antibiotics and Improvement of User Experience

Abstract


List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2015-2016 academic year

Student Name: Inda Novominsky

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Osnat Akirav, Dr. Yael Netzer

Thesis Title: Examining the Representation of the Ultra- Orthodox factions in the Knesset using Topic Modelling of Divrei Haknesset

Abstract


Student Name: Nadeem Azaizah

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Iris Reychav, Prof. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: The Impact of ESN Implementation on Communication and Knowledge-Sharing in a Multi-National Organization

 Abstract


Student Name: Lina Portnoy

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Whom are we buying from: sellers’ self-presentation in a C2C creative marketplace

 Abstract


Student Name: Hagit Ben Shoshan

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn

Thesis Title: Who are you? Identifying Unique Text Signatures of Microblog Authors

Abstract


Student Name: Samer Aamar

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bhodof; Dr. Ossi Mokryn

Thesis Title: The Impact of metadata properties on News Event Detection on Twitter

Abstract


Student Name: Eyal Sadeh

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Cultural Differences in Self-Representation of Israeli and U.S. Men – the Users of Fiix Mobile Dating Application

Abstract


List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2014-2015 academic year

Student Name: Nadeem Bader

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ossi Mokryn

Thesis Title: Emotional States expressed in Movies Reviews: Its Dynamics and impact on box office Revenue

Abstract


Student Name: Ronit Hemyan

Advisor(s) Name: Dr Tamar Yogev

Thesis Title: Between the personal and the collective: The formation of visual Heritage through knowledge production process in "Israel reveals to the eye" project

 Abstract


Student Name: Noga Maoz

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne Raban, Dr. Yaron Ariel

Thesis Title: Implementation of a social network in the academic library discovery-tools system: Examination of students' satisfaction and motivation to participate in the system

Abstract


Student Name: Liron Marcus

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Detection and Prediction Anomalies in Twitter Stream using Geographic Information

Abstract


Student Name: Adam Amram

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman, Dr. Anat Ben-David

Thesis Title: The Colors of the National Web: Visual Data Analysis of the Historical Yugoslav Web Domain

Abstract


Student Name: Ofer Steinberg

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Boris A. Portnov, Prof. Khaled Karkabi

Thesis Title: Alternative Methods of Analysis of Event Point Datasets in Epidemiological Research

Abstract


Student Name: Harold Ship

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Boris Portnov, Dr. Itai Dattner, Prof. Em. Benjamin Reiser

Thesis Title: Investigating the Statistical Properties of the Double Kernel Density Estimator and its Applicability to a Multivariate Analysis of Real World Health Data

Abstract


List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2013-2014 academic year

Student Name: Yohay Avukay

Advisor(s) Name: Dr Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Cyber Risk Perception among the Israeli Public

Abstract


Student Name: Avishay Evrony

Advisor(s) Name: Mrs. Dana Lotan

Thesis Title: Creating a database repository questionnaires Studies Library at the University of Haifa, The University of Haifa's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library

Abstract


Student Name: Yafit Oryan Tsanani

Advisor(s) Name: Muriel Ben-shushan

Thesis Title: Explanatory movies for on-line library services Library of Raanana municipality

Abstract


Student Name: Areen Badarne

Advisor(s) Name: Dr.Daphne Rapan, Dr.Iris Raychav

Thesis Title: Social network modeling technologies in education and their contribution to learning

Abstract


Student Name: Roy Barzilay

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman, Prof. Doron Kliger

Thesis Title: Twitter Analytics and Equity Option Interaction

Abstract


 Student Name: Diana Groisman

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Tamar Yogev

Thesis Title: The construction of new categories in uncertain markets Case Study: Israeli wine market, 1980-2010

Abstract


Student Name: Wasserman Alexander

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Tamar Yogev

Thesis Title: Cultural flows between countries: physical and language distances in the contemporary art world

Abstract


Student Name: Adi Zmirli

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Community Identification and Characterization Based On Geolocational Big Data

Abstract


 Student Name: Eilon levy

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ruth Ash, Dr. Daphna Raban

Thesis Title: The relationship between English proficiency and use of information sources among Israeli undergraduate students

Abstract


Student Name: Anat Lancry

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Sharing behaviors among teachers

Abstract


Student Name: Amiram Markovich

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne Raban, Dr. Kalanit Efrat

Thesis Title: The Impact of Perceived Quality of Web Information Sources on the Use of Competitive Information by Decision Makers

Abstract


Student Name: Inam Najami

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Iris Reychav, Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: The impact of shared Medical information on patient Decision Making

Abstract


Student Name: Eran Raveh

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman, Dr. Hertzel Cohen

Thesis Title: Trends in the Israeli State Comptroller - Text Analysis Using Data Analysis

Abstract


List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2012-2013 academic year

Student Name: Aviad Aharonov

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: The effects of trust and experience on users decision to accept/reject real-time system advice

Abstract


 Student Name: Azhar Sharoof

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: Business and Community, Who feeds Whom ? The relation between forum activity and sales

Abstract


 Student Name: Dina Fridman

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Rivka Ribak

Thesis Title: Contemporary Wedding Photography: New photography Practices and digital wedding album management

Abstract


 Student Name: Gal Heilper

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Examining User Networks and Social Ties among Smartphone Users

Abstract


Student Name: Geel Almaliach

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ruth Ash, Dr. Daphne Ruth Raban

Thesis Title: The differences between individual inquiry work and group inquiry work from information literacy perspective of high school students

Abstract


Student Name: Irena Perel

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne R. Raban, Dr. Sarit Barzilai

Thesis Title: Epistemic Thinking and Perceived Economic Value of Information Products

Abstract


Student Name: Moran Meidan

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Tie Strength Influence on Social Information Evaluation and Information Adoption in Online Environments

Abstract


Student Name: Saar Kagan

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Predicting Purchase Intent of Online Audiences

Abstract


Student Name: Shadia Sbait

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: The Willingness-to-Pay for Using Web Search Engines

Abstract


Student Name: Uriel Hermon 

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Daphne Raban,

Thesis Title: Online Distribution of Memes: The Relationship between Personality Characteristics and Digital Literacy to Online Distribution of Memes

Abstract


List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2011-2012 academic year

 Student Name: Dafna Itzkovich

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel & Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: The relationship between anxiety and the use of online social networks

Abstract


Student Name: Ronen Bar Lev

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Nitza Geri, Dr . Daphne R. Raban

Thesis Title: The contribution of interorganizational systems to inventory management: A financial statement analysis perspective

Abstract


Student Name: Rinata Barsky

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Parental mediation: Parents assessments regarding teenagers online exposure to violent and sexual contents

Abstract


Student Name: Sharon Gur

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Gustavo Mesch

Thesis Title: Privacy Perception and Family Cohesion Level In Teenagers Whose Parents Request Friendship Members on Their Facebook Page

Abstract


Student Name: Serge Kohn

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Uzi Elyada

Thesis Title: The Holocaust denial: from the Academy to the Internet

Abstract


Student Name: Oren Malberger

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, Dan Waisman, David Bader, Arie Drugan

Thesis Title: Media selection for the announcement of childbirth

Abstract


Student Name: Malak-Angela Nahra

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau, Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Violent digital games: The interaction of gamers' traits and game characteristics

Abstract


Student Name: Rinat Peleg Adler

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Joel Lanir

Thesis Title: Augmented Reality for Older Adults: The effect of age on the use of AR systems

Abstract


List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2010-2011 academic year

Student Name: Miri Ayali

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Digitalization among "digital immigrants": The tale of requirement or personal characteristics?

Abstract


Student Name: Michal Galili

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel & Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Instances of words in a daily newspaper as an expression of technological innovation adoption

Abstract


Student Name: Hana Gendelman

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Avishag Gordon & Dr. Dafna Rabban

Thesis Title: Self - Citations and Development of Scientific Career

Abstract


Student Name: Iris Grunfeld

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Asa Kasher & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Should Librarians Provide Information to Patrons with No Restrictions?

Abstract


Student Name: Yovav Gat

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel & Dr. Daphna Raban

Thesis Title: Evaluating and Sharing Information in Online Communities

Abstract


Student Name: Eran Vaknin

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: Anchoring and Framing Information: ESP coordination games with labels and “Taboo words”

Abstract


Student Name: Sivan Tomasi

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Disseminating information through a social network: The relationships between e-privacy management, personality traits, online self-disclosure, social capital and well-being of the participants

Abstract


Student Name: Tamar Israeli

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Who's afraid of Google? Comparing users' positions on internet privacy with their actual web surfing behavior

Abstract


Student Name: Leora Mauda

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yoram M. Kalman & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Unobtrusive Measures of User Engagement in Organizational Facebook Pages

Abstract


Student Name: Yaffa Palmon

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Interactive talkbacks of online journalism in Israel

Abstract


Student Name: Yaffa Richter-Levin

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: Ideological biases in indexing

Abstract


Student Name: Rotem Shomer

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Digital reading for learning and pleasure: A comparison between the: electronic reader, a computer screen, and printed text

Abstract

 

Scholarships

The department encourages its students to apply and to compete for grants, awards and scholarships.

In this category links can be found to calls for applications and to scholarship websites.
We recommend that you, the department’s students, access these links occasionally and review the scholarships and calls for applications. We, on our part, will do everything we can to support the applications you file.

University of Haifa

Master's Degree Scholarships – University of Haifa (the Authority for Advanced Studies)

We recommend that you read the University of Haifa's Master's Degree Scholarships Rules and Regulations. The rules and regulations describe the variety of scholarships granted to master's degree students by the University of Haifa (through the Authority of Advanced Studies), the process of submitting applications/recommendations for the scholarship and the acceptance criteria.

Scholarships from external funds (the Authority of Authority of Advanced Studies)

Calls for applications from external funds and research centers are sent to the Authority of Advanced Studies at the University of Haifa and are listed on the Authority's website.

List of scholarships on the University of Haifa's Dean of Students’ website

Scholarships from various bodies are listed and published on the website of the Dean of Students of the University of Haifa – socio-economic based scholarships and scholarships for excellence.

Miscellaneous

  1. Scholarships on the Ministry of Education's website – a list of all the funds that grant scholarships according to various criteria
  2. List of scholarships on the website of National Union of Israeli Students
  3. The joint student relief fund of the Council for Higher Education and The Ministry of Education and Culture –
    Call for Applications
    Instructions and Guidelines
  4. Scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Technology
  5. Mifal Hapais Scholarships (scholarships for the general public, full tuition scholarships, single year scholarships, scholarships for the Arab sector)
  6. ISEF Scholarships (the international foundation for education)
  7. HAIS Scholarships (new immigrants)
  8. Naamat Scholarships (female students only)
  9. The Revadim Project in collaboration with the University of Haifa (enrichment on topics related to Judaism and current affairs)

Research scholarships

  1. The Natan Dorset Scholarships for research of the Holocaust
    Call for Applications
    Scholarship Application form
  2. Scholarships for Research in the field of aging in the community on behalf of the “Fund for the Promotion of the Study of Aging" of the Center for Research and Study of Aging
    Call for Applications
    Scholarship Application form

Student Services

Social media

In addition to didactic and conventional (frontal) teaching, the department invests a great deal of effort in creating an active community on the academic level and a scholastic and family-like environment on the social level.
Communication among the students, other than during the actual classes, takes place on a personal level, in learning groups and in the various course forums on the course websites on the department’s Moodle system.
In addition to the students’ activity in the professional and academic communities and on the social media, there is a closed group for the department's students and staff on Facebook. (The group consists solely of students and staff, and anyone not included in this group and interested in obtaining current information can go to the department’s Facebook page). The group enables informal sharing of common interests and discussions related to the studies. A variety of job offers that are sent to the department and the faculty, which are relevant to the students, are published in the group.

Classrooms

Classes are held in the classrooms in the Jacobs Building in the Mount Carmel Campus of the University of Haifa. The classrooms are modern and well-equipped – the campus wireless network, audiovisual equipment, electric outlets on the desks, and the classroom structure all facilitate advanced learning.
We recommend that students obtain private laptop computers for their studies, since most of the study material is available on the course websites on the department's Moodle system.

Conference rooms for group work

Most of the learning that takes place outside of the conventional classroom lessons takes place in small study groups. To that end, the Jacobs Building is equipped with a number of conference rooms, which are at the disposal of the Faculty of Management students. The keys to the conference rooms are available at the Faculty of Management secretariat, located on the sixth floor of the building (room 605). The building is open until 21:45 (9:45 PM) on Sunday-Thursday (with the exception of holidays and collective leave – details and special notices are published on the University website and via the departments’ secretariats).
There are also group study rooms in the new wing of the University's library. The conference rooms are equipped with communications outlets and an LCD screen, to which a laptop can be connected for joint work. The conference rooms are open during library opening hours and can be booked in advance through the library secretariat at: 04-8240289.
In addition to the group study rooms, the library has work stations for working on desktop and/or laptop computers as well as spacious reading rooms.

Connecting to the computerized systems

Libraryremote connection to the library servers (from outside the university campus) is done via the library website (select “connect from home”) with the username and password of your email account on campus. It is important to emphasize that searching on Google Scholar and linking to a full text from the library is possible only after connecting via the link that appears afterwards. The same is true for access to databases and electronic items.
The username and password can be found via the student information and services portal (in “email account details"). Connection to this portal is done via the SSO system where the username and password are the student's ID number (9 digits of the ID number, if the password has not yet been changed). The portal of information and services can also be used to view the details of the tuition account, exams, grades, permits ordered, and more.

Interlibrary Loan – articles and books can be borrowed free of charge from the Technion, if they do not exist in the University library. The service is provided by the Department for Interlibrary Loan. To request the service, access the library website and select the interlibrary loan option.

Course websites – log on to the Moodle System by typing the student's ID number (9 digits) as the username and password. After logging on, the password and the various settings can be changed by clicking on the username you are connected with.

Support – If you encounter a problem in the connecting to the university's computerized services, contact the Computing Division's Support Center. If there is a problem with your browser settings you can also consult the guidelines of the Unit for Computer-Supported Teaching. You may also use the support center on Facebook.

Accessibility

Students with special needs and learning disabilities should review the Service Accessibility booklet of the Dean of Students for information regarding the services and their rights at the university.

Class Schedule for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Term 1: October 16, 2017 to December 15, 2017

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* Please note that the schedule is subject to change

The Doctoral Program in Information and Knowledge Management Department

Information schools (iSchools) in various countries around the world, which impart the necessary tools and skills for working with and researching everything about information, are growing and expanding their offerings of study programs.

As part of the natural development of the field and with emphasis on the quality of research and teaching in the various fields of information and knowledge, there is a significant need for the training of researchers in this field. The main goal of the doctoral program is therefore to train researchers who will further the academic development of the study of information, and who will serve in research and teaching positions in academic, public, and private institutions.

Our department offers a combination of research excellence with a supportive social-research oriented environment. Our doctoral students are also very active in publicizing their research in leading international platforms.

If you completed a research master's degree with high grades and are committed to academic research, please contact us.

Doctoral studies

  1. Rules and regulations
  2. Forms

Advanced research studies

  1. Rules and regulations
  2. Forms

Direct doctoral track

Details of the program and conditions of acceptance

Administrative Management

Dr. David Bodoff - Head of the Doctoral Program

Mrs. Tania Libashevsky - Doctoral Program Coordinator

Applied Track

The applied track includes a practicum and writing a final paper based on the practicum. The track is adapted to students who wish, as part of their studies, to apply the tools they have learned in practice under the guidance and support of the department's academic and professional staff.
As part of this track, students are required to complete a quota of 40 weekly semester hours and complete a practicum of at least 80 hours in knowledge organization. At the end of the practicum the student must submit a final paper based on the project conducted as part of the studies.

Track requirements

  • In this track, students are required to take the core courses in the department's curriculum to meet a quota of 40 weekly semester hours.
  • As part of these courses, students are required to write at least three “seminarion” papers (significant works, fulfilling criteria set by the department). The courses in whose context these papers were written receive extra weight in the student’s final “GPA” for the degree. The courses will be designated by the departmental Master's Degree committee and will be updated every year in accordance with the curriculum.
  • The practicum and the paper writing will be done in accordance with the department’s requirements and procedures.

Structure of final grade

60% - courses
20% - courses with “seminarion” papers
20% - practicum final paper

Stages in writing the paper and the practicum

The entire process of doing a practicum is done in the context of structured course whose purpose is to guide all students who choose this track to carry out their work.  Thus, the student in this track is guided both by the organization where the work is carried out (see below) and also by a faculty member, in the course that oversees all the practicums.

  1. Choosing a field of interest – during the program of study the student encounters various topics in the field of Information and knowledge Management. The interest generated by a course, lesson, seminar or even by a lecture in a seminar, can lead the student to a topic that is appropriate and of interest to the student.
    As part of the preparation for the practicum, the students will be presented with example projects that can be undertaken as part of the practicum.
  2. Choosing a practicum setting – this normally means choosing an organization with whom to do the project. The organization – or the setting, if there is no specific organization involved -- does not have to be related to the students’ occupation in their everyday life. On the contrary – students choosing to do their practicum at their place of employment, must receive permission to do so and define the project so that it is not part of their day-to-day work.
  3. Defining the project and writing the proposal – along with the liaison from the organization and the practicum advisor from the department, the student must study the organization and the chosen field of interest in order to define the project that will be carried out at the organization during the practicum hours. Writing the project proposal is done as part of a year-long “Practicum” course, in which an academic faculty member oversees the entire process. As part of the course requirements, the student submits a project proposal.
  4. Doing the practicum – after the project proposal has been approved by the department, the students undertake the actual practicum. The practicum course provides academic guidance by a faculty member , and there is also a professional advisor from the organization. In addition, individual and group meetings take place as scheduled by the course instructor.
  5. Writing and submitting the final paper – upon completion of the practicum, the students write their final paper. The paper integrates the theoretical basis and the field work according to the outline submitted as part of the practicum course requirements.

Forms

Course syllabus - practicum

Call for organizations to propose places / projects for practicum

Contact Us

The Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Haifa

Contact Information

Phone: 972-4-8288963

Fax: 972-4-8249194

Email: ischool@univ.haifa.ac.il

Office: University of Haifa campus, Jacobs building, 5th floor, room 502

Research Track

The research track fits the department’s research orientation. The objective of the track is to train the student with in-depth knowledge in the specific field of knowledge he or she chooses to focus on, out of the range of topics that are related to information and knowledge management, as well as Masters-level expertise in the methodologies of scientific research. The final stage in this track consists of writing a research thesis, which requires mastering the existing research in the field and contributing to it using the research tools and methods studied in the program. The thesis is written under the close and personal supervision of a faculty member.

Track requirements

  • In this track, the student is required to take the general core courses from the department's curriculum to meet a quota of 32 weekly semester hours.
  • As part of these courses, the student must write at least two “seminarion” papers (significant works, fulfilling criteria set by the department). The courses in whose context the papers are written, receive extra weight in the student’s final “GPA” for the degree. (The courses will be determined by the departmental Master's Degree committee and will be updated every year in accordance with the curriculum.)
  • Writing a research thesis according to departmental requirements and procedures.

Structure of final grade

40% - courses

20% - courses with “seminarion” papers

40% - thesis

Examples of research in the field

Research studies in the field are diverse and numerous. Our faculty members' research can be viewed on their pages and at the various research centers.

On the website of the Center for Internet Research are examples of studies and projects that combine practice and research – e.g. creating tools and using data for learning, or developing and improving these tools (for example: QSIA ["kushiya"], SHIL [Citizens' Advice Bureau], and more).

Research can also be done in collaboration with companies (for example, the IBM social technology research laboratories in Haifa) and with international organizations (such as the European Union’s Socios project).

Stages in writing a thesis

  1. Choosing a field of interest – the first stage in writing a thesis is choosing a field of interest from the world of information and knowledge management. The student encounters various perspectives in the coursework, in various departmental gatherings such as seminars and workshops, and in the "Research Seminar" course.
  2. Choosing an advisor – once students have chosen a field of interest that they are interested in researching, they need to find an advisor who will help them to narrow down the field to one defined topic. Any faculty member in the university can serve as a thesis advisor. In addition, with special permission, people with a PhD from outside the university can serve as a co-advisor or even as a lone advisor. When the student and advisor agree, the student must submit the academic advisor consent form to the Master's Degree Committee.
    The departmental Master's Degree Committee decides whether to approve the proposed academic advisors and the research topic.
    Sometimes the process is reversed, i.e. the student meets a lecturer he or she finds particularly interesting, and meets with that person to discuss the spectrum of possible subjects that researcher could advise on. In other words, in this case, the advisor is selected first, before selecting the research topic.
  3. Writing the proposal – together with their advisors, the students narrow down the research topic to one research question and begin writing the research proposal. When ready, the student must submit the thesis research proposal for the appraisal of the academic advisor. If there is more than one advisor, the research proposal must be submitted to both advisors and approved prior to the official submission to the department. After the advisor finds the research proposal suitable, the student submits the proposal to the departmental Master's Degree Committee along with the advisor's recommendation form. The departmental Master's Degree Committee decides whether to approve the proposal or to send it for additional appraisal. Proposals sent for additional appraisal will be returned to the Master's Degree Committee for a decision. The committee's decision will be documented on a form sent to the advisor and to the student.
  4. Conducting the research and writing the thesis – once the proposal has been approved, and after some fourteen months of a structured and particularly intense curriculum, the student arrives at the stage for investing all available time in the personal research. Upon completion of the research, the student writes a thesis paper following departmental guidelines and in accordance with the guidelines of the Authority of Advanced Studies. The student submits the thesis paper to the advisor for appraisal.
  5. Thesis submission – after the advisor finds the research paper worthy, the student must submit it to the departmental Master's Degree Committee, along with the advisor's appraisal report. The departmental Master's Degree Committee selects an additional judge to read the paper. The judge's recommendation is returned to the Master's Degree Committee for a decision. The committee's decision is documented on a form sent to the advisor and to the student.

Useful guidelines

Stages in Writing a Thesis

File of guidelines for Writing a Research Thesis in the Department

Additional reading – Booklet to Assist Students in Writing a Research Paper by Prof. Yoav Lavi from the Faculty of Health and Social Welfare Sciences

Information for the Applicant

(*) The information is up to date for the 2017-2018 academic year

Registration dates

Registration for the 2018-2019 academic year commences on January 21, 2018 and ends in August 2018 (the first semester of the academic year begins in October 2018).

Objective of studies

The Department of Information and Knowledge Management operates in accordance with an international model called iSchools, an academic field that focuses on the concept of information and researches it in all its aspects.

The curriculum deals with the behavioral, technical, economic, and other aspects of information. Every graduate will be able to answer or research, in a workplace setting, practical questions related to information, such as:

  • What causes a person to share information, what kind of information and with whom? What impact do online reviews have on consumers?
  • How does one identify information relevant to the organization in Big Data? How is textual information analyzed? How is multidimensional information presented?
  • How do you make money from a free product? How do you price a unique product on which there is no market information?

For a more detailed discussion, see the Department Head’s message

Program's rules and regulations

Structure

The program takes two academic years and consists of:

  1. One full school day per week (Tuesday) for thirteen (consecutive) months
  2. Approximately one year for writing a final thesis / practicum

The curriculum is structured as a continuum beginning with general learning in a classroom setting, and at more advanced stages of the program, division into the various study tracks, followed by focus on a specific field of specialization and research that each student chooses.

There are two study tracks:
Track A – includes 32 weekly semester hours and writing a research thesis
Track B – includes 40 weekly semester hours, completing a practicum and writing a paper about it.
In addition, the department offers a specialization in librarianship that gives the graduate an addendum to the academic certificate. Students who are interested in obtaining this addendum in addition to the master's degree are obligated to take all the courses associated with the librarianship specialization program.

The program consists of seven study terms. Each term consists of eight weeks (so each course includes eight sessions) followed by an exam week dedicated to completion of course obligations. During the term, aside from attending the lessons, there are also assignments of class work and homework, performed individually or in small groups, as per the course requirements.

Minimum Conditions of Application

  1. A grade of at least 80 in a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Israel or abroad.
    Applicants who are graduates of accredited universities abroad or graduates of universities with branches in Israel operating with a permit granted by the Council of Higher Education, will be required to successfully pass the GRE exam, or to complete supplementary studies in a bachelor's degree setting.
    Applicants with a bachelor's degree grade of 76-79, whose admission is recommended by the departmental Admissions Committee, can be accepted on a conditional basis and will be obligated to meet the grade average determined by the department during the first study terms.
  2. A departmental entrance exam in English covering linguistic and topical content.
  3. An interview.
  4. Hebrew proficiency – an applicant with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education, in which the language of instruction is not Hebrew, must pass a Hebrew proficiency examination at the level required by the University as a condition of admission.
  5. Knowledge and experience in working with a computer.

Registration

Registration for the 2017-2018 academic year commences on January 22, 2017 and ends in August 2017 (the first semester of the academic year begins in October 2017).

Registration is carried out via the registration portal of the University of Haifa.

Admission process

  1. After registration on the University's registration portal, the applicant must fill out the Applicants' Questionnaire and email it to the department's secretariat.
  2. After the registration and questionnaire are received by the department's secretariat, the applicant is invited to one of the exam dates.
    • The exam is an internal, departmental examination.
    • It includes 31 multiple choice questions and two reading comprehension passages with true/false questions.
    • It is in English and takes place on a computer.
    • It includes reading comprehension, general knowledge of concepts in the field and the use of search engines and databases on the Internet.
    • The duration of the exam is one hour.
  3. The interview is held immediately following the exam. It is usually held in small groups (3-5 applicants) and takes about an hour. It includes a short introduction of the applicants and discussion of their personal and professional backgrounds, as well as a description of the department and the nature of the studies and so on, by the interviewing member of faculty.
  4. The exam results and interviewers’ opinions are collected by the departmental secretariat and sent to the departmental Master's Degree Committee (Admissions Committee), which then sends its recommendations to the Authority of Advanced Studies. After obtaining the Authority's approval, the registration department sends an official letter of admission, attached to the bill for the first tuition installment. Payment ensures a place in the year the applicant registered for and was accepted to.

It is important to know that the Authority's approval can only be obtained by presenting the original (or an authenticated copy of the) bachelor's degree certificate and transcript, even if the Committee submits a recommendation for admission.

Tuition

The tuition for the whole program is the regular university tuition, which equals 200% of the official university tuition for two academic years (and constitutes the minimum tuition for a master’s degree). A Track A student (the research thesis track) continuing on to a third year will pay 10% tuition for the third academic year.

Pursuant to the decision of the Council of Higher Education, the annual tuition for a master’s degree in the 2016-2017 academic year is TBD. This rate does not include supplementary payments (security, services, etc.), according to the Tuition Rules and Regulations.

Communication

Telephone: 04-8288963, 04-8288981

Email: ischool@univ.haifa.ac.il , aweber@univ.haifa.ac.il

About the Department

i-school

The Department was founded in the format known as “school of information” or i-school. The main idea of the i-school movement is to develop an academic field that considers information in all its aspects – what is its value? how does it spread? what information do people share, and with whom? and so on – with information as the focal concept.

Research

We place supreme importance on research. The M.A. program is grounded in theory but is applied to current developments, and real data is used in relevant coursework.

Careers

Graduates of the M.A. program are qualified to work in positions that are directly related to information, such as User Engagement Manager, Data Scientist, and positions in competitive intelligence, online marketing, privacy policy, and careers in Internet-related startups. But today, many positions require information professionals – law firms that deal with information-related issues, bus and taxi companies that live and die on their app, health services that depend on electronic medical records, and so on. This is the hot profession of … now!

Graduates of the Ph.D. program are prepared to work as full-time faculty members in research universities in Israel and abroad, in research labs in industry, and in other senior positions related to information.

Atmosphere

We strive to provide a particularly congenial environment. The department’s students and lecturers participate in social media (such as our Facebook group) to communicate, and to view the job offers that frequently come our way. Faculty members also involve our students in the collaborations we have with businesses, government, non-profits, and other universities in Israel and abroad.  The family atmosphere, the unmediated communication afforded by social media, and the collaborative work, create a thriving professional network.

In summary

We have created a department with a rich and challenging curriculum to study an exciting new field, in a supportive ambiance. Please contact us with any inquiry.

The Department of Information and Knowledge Management

The department operates according to the iSchools model, which study all aspects of information.

In the MA program in Information and Knowledge Management, students learn about how people interact with information, as well as techniques from the world of Data Science for analyzing information. Graduates can pursue various careers, as a data scientist, user engagement manager, and jobs in competitive intelligence, targeted marketing, privacy policy, and many others.

Registration for the 2018-2019 academic year has opened!

NEW! Specialization program in Archival Sciences

Registration is through the University of Haifa Registration Portal.

After registering in the portal, the candidate is required to fill a questionnaire and send it to the department's secretariat by email or fax: 04-8249194.

Relevant candidates invited to the entrance examination.

For further information, please contact the department coordinator, Anna Veber.

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