Alastair Smith taught in the Information Studies group of the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington. He retired in February 2014. Information on this page is historical.
Alastair can be contacted at agsmith37 (at) gmail.com. Consult his blog for more information on Alastair's activities,
Teaches continuing education courses for librarians (contact VUW Centre for Continuing Education/Te Whare Pukenga for details):
While Alastair's students do learn quite rapidly, Alastair is not an expert in Accelerated Learning. If this is your interest, you might want to try his namesake Alistair Smith (who seems an nice chap, apart from spelling his name wrong!)
Application of computers and networks to information retrieval of document-based information. Particular interests are
Maintains the WWW Virtual Library section on Evaluation of information sources. On the editorial boards of Cybermetrics, the Journal of Web Librarianship, and Information Science Research. .
Alastair is also interested in cycling, tramping, and travel. His book, Everyday Cycling in Aotearoa New Zealand, has been published by Awa Press.