Use-oriented information and knowledge management: Information production and use practices as an element in the quality and impact of information

Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 08:00 to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 17:30

Paper at the ICKM 2018 conference, Vancouver, BC.

Abstract

There is a broad consensus that better models for assessing the impact of information in the context of information repositories and digital preservation efforts are needed. Rather than proposing new quality measures for the information itself, which has been a common approach in earlier proposals, this text probes into a problem identified in earlier research that in spite of the existence of multiple definitions and standards for information quality, the usefulness of information tends to have multiple problems. The aim, with an empirical focus on archaeological information, is to examine how to take into account the current information production and management practices and the present and anticipated use of these resources as an aspect of the impact and usefulness of information. 

 

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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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