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Social business and asocial knowledge?

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Research for practice

Professor Hazel Hall (Edinburgh Napier University) held a public lecture at the School of Business and Economics on research/practice linkages in the UK (slides available in SlideShare).

Another review of Information services and digital literacy

I just bumped into another review of my book Information services and digital literacy: In search of the boundaries of knowing (Chandos, 2012) I had somehow missed earlier in the Journal of Information Literacy. Jane Mansfield makes sharp remarks on the book and notes, for instance, that

Too big or too gendered - not to fail?

I was following this morning at iConference in Berlin an interesting panel on failure in information and technology. Patrick Keilty, Lilly Nguyen Nguyen, Leah Lievrouw and Colin Doty were discussing failures and their origins and to whom there are ascribed. Leah Lievrouw started the panel by discussing Big Data and its posited outcomes and their relation to reductionism and systems theory.

Information sharing and dimensions of social capital in Second Life

A new article by me and my colleagues Stefan Ek and Gunilla Widén is out in the Journal of Information Science.

What is difficult with information - and how to make it easy

Business press is going crazy about big data. But so are many companies that are  sitting on it. Lauren Silva Laughlin recommends investors to buy big data companies in Fortune. She refers to McKinsey figures that 15 out of 17 US sectors have more "data" than the Library of Congress, and  retailer that "understands its information" can push operating margins up by 60%.

Centre for Digital Heritage Kick-Off in York

I participated in the kick-off workshop of the Centre for Digital Heritage (CDH) in York last week together with Daniel from ARKDIS and colleagues from York, Århus and Leiden.

What is personal and what is corporate?

What was your information and what is your information?

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Information Services and Digital Literacy provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how we know, and how ways of interacting with information affect our actions and their outcomes.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for success- ful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) is an Academy of Finland funded research project at Åbo Akademi University.

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ARKDIS project maps the implications and opportunities of the digitalisation of information and information work in the domain of archaeology and to develop and evaluate conceptual and practical methods and procedures for enhancing archaeological information work in the digitalised environment.

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