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Drowning in personal information overflow

Swedish media, including the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, reported today about a study on information searching in daily work. The study was conducted by YouGov for Canon Sweden.

 

European Information Science?

 I participate yesterday a panel on the Europeanisation of Information Science at the International Symposium in Information Science in Hildesheim, Germany as a representant and chair of the ASIS&T European Chapter. We had an interesting discussion on the existence of a European Information Science community, a need for one and possible means to create such a community.

CfP: ISSOME 2011 deadline March 31, 2011

 

The aim of the first ISSOME conference is to address new modes of information behaviour in different contexts focusing the effects of social media and technologies in the interactive web. The change process is not always straight forward and we need to underline what is really changing and what is only a trend. The conference will discuss skills needed to manage the new information platform and how to develop needed competencies in the information society.

 

Jobbar du på ett museum, arkiv eller bibliotek i Sverige? Delta i enkät

 
Vi håller på att undersöka arkivariers, bibliotekariers och informationsspecialisters samt museianställdas syn på arkivens, bibliotekens och museernas nutida och framtida samhälleliga roll. 
 

Steps towards a participatory archaeological e-Science infrastructure at CAA-SE workshop

CAA-SE (Swedish section of the international organisation Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, best known for its annual conferences) organised an interesting workshop on monday on the management of archaeological documentation.

CfP: ASIS&T European Workshop, 1-2 June 2011 in Cork, Ireland

 

 

Call for proposals and participation

 

ASIS&T European Workshop 2011 (AEW 2011)

 

1st-2nd June 2011 - Cork, Ireland

 

 

Classifying information interactions

My CoLIS 7 paper is out in the Special Supplement of the new issue of Information Research.

 

Forward: Call for Book chapters

 Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book: Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of thevirtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy. Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University.

 

New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise

3 bedrooms, kitchen and a sim? Living in a metaversal neighbourhood

I must admit that this sounds terribly nerdy, but I found myself entertaining myself with an idea of a family sim (i.e. simulator, that is an area in a virtual world or a mini virtual world).

Information use and success: how it works in corporate finance?

My article on information source use of corporate finance professionals just came out in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. To be short, the article discusses the relation of perceived success and choice of information sources. It seems that the perception of how people are successful in their work indicates their preferred information sources. It is also clear that the idea of success and personal characteristics of the professionals need to be taken into a closer consideration when developing information systems and services.

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Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.

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CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) investigates what information about the creation and use of research data that is paradata) is needed and how to capture enough of that information to make the data reusable in the future. 

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