European Information Science?

 I participate yesterday a panel on the Europeanisation of Information Science at the International Symposium in Information Science in Hildesheim, Germany as a representant and chair of the ASIS&T European Chapter. We had an interesting discussion on the existence of a European Information Science community, a need for one and possible means to create such a community.

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.

 

Jobbar du på ett museum, arkiv eller bibliotek i Sverige? Delta i enkät

 
Vi håller på att undersöka arkivariers, bibliotekariers och informationsspecialisters samt museianställdas syn på arkivens, bibliotekens och museernas nutida och framtida samhälleliga roll. 
 

Steps towards a participatory archaeological e-Science infrastructure at CAA-SE workshop

CAA-SE (Swedish section of the international organisation Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, best known for its annual conferences) organised an interesting workshop on monday on the management of archaeological documentation.

CfP: ASIS&T European Workshop, 1-2 June 2011 in Cork, Ireland

 

 

Call for proposals and participation

 

ASIS&T European Workshop 2011 (AEW 2011)

 

1st-2nd June 2011 - Cork, Ireland

 

 

Classifying information interactions

My CoLIS 7 paper is out in the Special Supplement of the new issue of Information Research.

 

Forward: Call for Book chapters

 Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book: Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of thevirtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy. Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University.

 

New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise

3 bedrooms, kitchen and a sim? Living in a metaversal neighbourhood

I must admit that this sounds terribly nerdy, but I found myself entertaining myself with an idea of a family sim (i.e. simulator, that is an area in a virtual world or a mini virtual world).

Information use and success: how it works in corporate finance?

My article on information source use of corporate finance professionals just came out in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. To be short, the article discusses the relation of perceived success and choice of information sources. It seems that the perception of how people are successful in their work indicates their preferred information sources. It is also clear that the idea of success and personal characteristics of the professionals need to be taken into a closer consideration when developing information systems and services.

Books versus Social media?

There is a lively on-going debate about  the role of social media in libraries in Sweden.

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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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