The first ever ASIS&T European Workshop!

The first ever ASIS&T European Workshop was held in the beginning of June in Cork, Ireland. The event was kindly hosted by Cathal Hoare (chair of the European Student Chapter) together with his colleagues Adrian, Lisa and Margot from the Department of Computer Science at the University College Cork. Workshop was highly successful gathering around 30 participants from around the Europe to discuss research and especially doing the really important stuff, networking.

Diane Sonnenwald (UCD) held an  interesting keynote in which she reviewed her earlier and on-going research on the premises of adapting yet unimplemented technology to various contexts from emergence health care to policing. Her theory seems to present a very useful starting point for integrating information science research to development new information systems and infrastructures.

Otherwise the programme ranged from information retrieval systems to tagging, mobile cultural heritage applications, knowledge organisation to social media. The proceedings of the workshop will be available later in the ASIS&T Digital Library.

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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