Research

Archaeological information in the digital society (ARKDIS)

Digitisation of archaeological information and cultural heritage assets has been one of the cornerstones of the digital society debate. However, at the same time when nations have made considerable investments in the digitalisation of archaeological heritage, we know very little about its implications to the usability of archaeological information for different stakeholder groups from citizens to researchers, museum professionals, landowners and property developers.

Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for successful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA)

Many e-health services and technologies have not been successful in bringing sustainable innovations into health care practices. E- health services and technologies often fail to acknowledge the interdependency of technology, socioeconomic environment and the entire spectrum of citizens’ health information behaviour.

COST-ARKWORK Archaeological practices and knowledge work

Archaeology is everywhere. Archaeological knowledge and knowledge of archaeology is relevant in different sectors of life from scholarly research of the past and land development to schools, museums and local community groups. In spite of this, the current understanding of how archaeologists work and how archaeological knowledge is produced and used is fragmented and incomplete.

ALMPUB

The ALM-Field, Digitalization, and the Public Sphere (ALMPUB) is a three year research project financed by the Norwegian Research Council’s KULMEDIA Program. The project is administered and co-founded, by the Department of Archivistics, Library, and Information Science, at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway.

More information about the project at https://almpub.wordpress.com

Participatory memory work

“Participation” has become one of the central concepts in the recent professional and academic  literature in archival, library and museum studies. Several authors  have discussed various approaches to “participation” in the context of the work at memory institutions by introducing and exploring such concepts as participatory archives, participatory appraisal, Archives 2.0, participatory museum, Library 2.0 and participatory librarianship.

Participatory archives and humanities e-Science infrastructures

Funded by Kone Foundation 2007-2009.

The aim of research project is to evaluate the benefits of e-Science infrastructures based on participatory digital archive in humanities oriented research and to frame the critical success factors of e-Science in small geographically dispersed research group. The study aims to answer the questions by addressing the specific issues of

Expanding horizons of Personal information management (PIM)

Personal information management is a research area with a focus on how people acquire, search, organise and use information for their daily pursuits in work and leisurely contexts. Much of the past research in information science, archival and museum studies has focused on institutional collections and organisational management of information and other assets. Only rather recently researchers have began to put more emphasis on explicating the specific characteristics of personal information management (PIM)  and personal collections.

Deployment of Online Medical records and E-health services (DOME)

Uppsala University. Financed by VINNOVA.

The aim of the project is to create knowledge and understanding of the deployment and use of e-health services.

Read more at http://www.it.uu.se/research/hci/dome/

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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