Understanding and Use of Information Literacy in the Industrial Project Management

  • Boštjan Šumiga
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)


The contribution presents an example of transferring information literacy competencies from a Ph.D. academic environment into the industrial environment in the field of polymeric chemistry. In addition, the results of a study including research, collection, ranking, and testing of available tools for project management of projects in the field of injection molding will be presented with exploration of methods and techniques for problems solving from brainstorming to the TRIZ system. The experiences gained through leading of projects in an industrial environment with awareness of importance of information literacy will be presented and discussed, including some recommendations for project management: Project documentation should be transformed to the “knowledge database of the company”; Process of “the right” information transfer inside the project team needs to be controlled; Transition from “traditional” problem solving to inventive solving of problems; and, People competences should be constantly upgraded.


Information literacy Project management Industry Injection molding Systematic approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Iskra Mehanizmi d.o.o.KamnikSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Natural Sciences and EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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