information behaviour

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.

When is information work?

Information science researchers and practitioners discuss information activities using a large number of different terms. A concept that often appears in colloquial discussions of information activities but that has received less systematic attention in information science research is that of information work.

All life-events are significant!

Prof. Ian Ruthwen (University of Strathclyde) held an interesting keynote at 2016 edition of the ISIC - Information Behaviour Conference in Zadar, Croatia. He talked about information behaviours (sic!) related to significant life events and made broadly remarks on what is significant in significant life events and how these aspects have possible repercussions on how people deal with information.

Archaeologists and their information sources

I. Huvila, Archaeologists and their information sources, in Perspectives to Archaeological Information in the Digital Society, I. Huvila Uppsala: Department of ALM, Uppsala University, 2014, pp. 25–54.

Information Services and Digital Literacy: In search of the boundaries of knowing

I. Huvila, Information Services and Digital Literacy: In search of the boundaries of knowing. Oxford: Chandos, 2012.

The book has been reviewed by Lynn Allardyce Irvine in Library Review, Vol. 62 Iss: 6/7 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LR-04-2013-0052, Michelle McLean in the The Australian Library Journal, Vol. 63, Iss: 1, pp. 64-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2013.878275 and Jane Mansfield in the Journal of Information Literacy, 7(1), pp.107-108.

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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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