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Staff Profile: Chia Yew Boon


Yew Boon is the Divisional Head of the Knowledge and Research Services Division, Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS). He leads 3 teams - Digital Scholarship, Scholarly Publishing and Impact and Advisory & Consultancy to innovate and offer a suite of workshops and research services to help users to acquire digital fluency (by leveraging on new technologies such as digital tools, data visualisation and textmining ) and help them achieve their research outcomes.

Educational Qualifications

- Master of Science (Knowledge Management), Nanyang Technological University, 2007

- Master of Science (Information Studies), Nanyang Technological University, 1997

Professional Experience, Specialisation & Memberships

Yew Boon provides strategic leadership for advancing and implementing digital scholarship initiatives with focus on digital humanities, scholarly publishing, research impact metrics and data visualisation. He works collaboratively with different communities in NTU to enhance the support for teaching, research, publishing and knowledge sharing. Examples of completed projects include developing the Teach 311 portal, hosting a peer-reviewed open access journal, creating an online knowledge community, implementing a campus-wide altmetrics service and consulting with faculty members on incorporating digital approaches and training into assignments (eg. use of ArcGIS).

Prior to this appointment, he headed the Humanities & Social Sciences Library and the New Media Group, advising researchers on the effective use of digital tools and social media platforms to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship, and building online portals and digital exhibits.

Skills & Interests

Yew Boon's professional interests include infographics, data visualisation, digital humanities, AI & machine learning, and research services.