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Ralph Adam

Main Details

Full name Ralph Adam
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

• Information technology – impact of e-mail, internet, search engines, etc. • Technology – how it is used • Library and information policy • Search tools • Transport policy; fares, ticketing; • Mobile payments • Event and conference management - especially academic events • Card-based services – telecoms, transport ,banking, and other applications • Smart cards, RFID and NFC applications • Identification and border controls • Travel - especially China, France and Poland • Small collectables - telephone cards, stamps, champagne caps…. • Publishing

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Radio
Media outlets regularly worked for

Aslib Proceedings (Editorial Board member) IET Member News; Library & Information Update; Times Higher;

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    Qualifications: Degrees in Sociology and Librarianship/Information Science;
    I also have a wide range of qualifications in commercial subjects, English Law and Drama.
    I am a trained mentor.
    I specialise in taking complex topics and making them understandable. .
    I have written widely on the information/communications professions as well as on transport and travel. I produce regular columns for professional magazines in engineering and librarianship (print and online).

    I frequently write book reviews.
    Examples of magazines/journals include:Asian Communications, Aslib Proceedings; IET Member News, Library & Information Update,; Middle East Communications;New Transit, Times Higher.

    An article I wrote (on the impact of e-mail) has been the most downloaded several years running.

    I have also successfully edited magazines in telecommunications, as well as a consumer titles on collectables.

    I have produced documentary work for BBC radio and appeared on programmes for Channel 4 and Channel 5.

    I have taught information/investigative research skills for the MA in International Journalism at City University, London, as well as teaching on their MA in Communication Policy. I also set up the University's B Sc degree in Media Communication Skills..

    I am a trained information specialist and have training in proof-reading.

    Main languages: French, German. (I have carried out French-English translation).