Chris Graves

Chris GravesChris Graves is the Associate University Archivist / Records Manager at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Contributed Articles

Policy Driven Integrated Decisions (Part 3/3)
December 1, 2015
Scott Adams, known for his office comic strip, Dilbert, published the non-fiction book “The Dilbert Principle” in 1996. At that time, ISO 9000 (Quality Management) was all the rage and Adams was the satirical cat among the office pigeons. ISO 9000 champions well-documented processes and he artfully captures the mid-nineties experience of this: “If your company
Transformational Governance by Design (Part 2/3)
July 1, 2015
Favourite Jeopardy question never-asked by Alex Trebek: “This value underpins information governance and, taken to its logical conclusion, can transform a culture at large.” And the correct response? Indeed. To my mind, the smart money is on accountability. Not in the sense that an individual is assigned responsibility but a more nuanced tour of accountabilities
Would the Real Information Governance Please Stand Up (Part 1/3)
April 15, 2015
What is "information governance" and why should you care? In simple terms it is about getting better control over organizational data.
Institutionalizing Smarter, Better, Faster
December 2, 2014
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university in Saudi Arabia designed to foster the best scientific research while bridging peoples and cultures from many nations. This year KAUST recruited Ms. Molly Tamarkin as Library Director and she arrived here in March. With 25+ years in various library leadership
Be a Beacon of Hope (Not Another Ivory Tower)
August 18, 2014
I recently joined the library at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. In the coming columns, I will explore my experiences in the new job, both professionally (about my role and university) and also personally (reactions to Saudi, KAUST, new culture, etc.).