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.


The conference is open to researchers, academics and practitioners in the fields of library and information science and social media, as well as businesses and organizations developing social media strategies. The conference will host invited and contributed papers sessions.


In conjunction with the conference will also be organized a Doctoral Forum. This offers a possibility for doctoral students to share their ongoing research projects with their peers and well-established senior researchers. The conference is organized by the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University. It is well established and internationally recognized for excellence in research and education. The department conducts a wide array of research including research about social media, Library 2.0, knowledge management, health information behavior, and scientometrics. The department is part of the School of Business and Economics and it has strong connections and collaborative multidisciplinary projects with other departments in the school.


Call for papers is out with deadline on March 31, 2011. 


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