Library 2.0 symposium

Our symposium on library 2.0 - a new participatory context? took place almost a three weeks ago, but perhaps this is a good interval to reflect the event. As mentioned in the official symposium and research project web site, all went smoothly and we had, in my opinion, productive 24 hours with a number of inspiring and thoughtprovoking presentations.

Do you contribute to Wikipedia? Please take a survey

The purpose of this survey is to map information sources used in writing and editing Wikipedia articles. The survey is a part of the research project "Information service 2.0" conducted by Dr. Isto Huvila (Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland) as a part of the Academy of Finland research project "Library 2.0 - a new participatory context". The individual answers will be processed strictly confidential, the data will not be handed over to any third parties and all informants will remain strictly anynomous. Survey URL

Libraries in Second Life Survey

The aim of this study is to investigate how libraries are using Second Life and to increase our knowledge about the use of a 3D virtual environment. The survey is for librarians and library staff that have some activities in Second Life or that are planning activities there. Please participate our survey about Libraries in Second Life. Survey URL,com_mosforms/Itemid,93/

Second Life Workshop @ ITK

A workshop together with Kim Holmberg at ITK'08 Conference in Hämeenlinna on April 16 2008. Osallistu työpajaan ja ota Second Life haltuusi!

Symposium: Library 2.0 - a participatory future?

A symposium and a workshop organized by Library 2.0 – a new participatory context –research project at the Information Studies department of Åbo Akademi 3rd to 4th April 2008. The symposium gathers library 2.0 and web 2.0 experts from the Northern Europe to discuss the various aspects of library 2.0 and social media and their both practical and theoretical implications for libraries, information service and library and information science research. Invited presentations will given by a group of internationally renowned speakers, including Prof. Aira Lepik (Tallinn University), Kari A.

ASIS&T Graduate Research Forum @ BOBCATSSS 2008

ASIS&T Graduate Research Forum @ BOBCATSSS 2008 28th - 30th Jan 2008, Zadar,Croatia   CALL FOR PROPOSALS UPDATE! New Submissions deadline 31st December 2007   ASIS&T-European Students Chapter sponsors in cooperation with ASIS&T European Chapter a Forum open to graduate students (both PhD and Master's are encouraged to apply) at BOBCATSSS 2008 conference in Zadar, Croatia.  

Heading for Vancouver and Milwaukee

I am staying at the moment at the will be heading for Association of Internet Reseach 8.0 conference in Vancouver to participate a Learning and research in Second Life workshop. On Friday, the journey continues to ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Milwaukee.

Participate a Second Life survey

I am conducting a survey on social capital in Second Life together with my colleague Kim Holmberg. If you have been to Second Life, please fill out the survey. We do really appreciate your participation.

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.


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