Review of Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing

A review by Lynn Allardyce Irvine (Library Review, 2013, Vol. 62 Iss: 6/7) of my book "Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing":

"Huvila’s book is a stimulating, thought- provoking analysis of contemporary information culture which challenges many accepted ideas about ‘new users’, technologies, participation and how we find and know things."

"I will borrow the phrase “complex easiness” (Huvila, 2012, p.131) albeit with a slightly different meaning from his own use, to describe the arguments and ideas in Isto Huvila’s excellent, stimulating and challenging work Information Services and Digital Literacy: in search of the boundaries of knowing."

The full review can be read at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17094189

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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