Information 2.0

The 2.0 is definitely everywhere. Swedish Library Association organised in May 23-25 their annual meeting. Theme was a 2.0 concept Library 2.0 (Bibliotek 2.0) originally coined by Michael Casey in autumn 2005. Like the original World Wide Web itself (or web 1.0 in 2.0 jargon), the emergence and increasing availability of 2.0 technologies are having a significant effect on the information business in libraries and beyond in all other information and knowledge based organisations. The eventual changes are related to the technologies, but it seems that they are related even more to the changes in attitudes and preferences, and in the culture of information use and provision. The 2.0 might have a potential to affect not only the organisations or services (such as libraries), but also the interaction between organisations and there stakeholders.

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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