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COST-ARKWORK Archaeological practices and knowledge work

COST-ARKWORK is a new network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. COST-ARKWORK was launched in November and will run four years until October 2020. 

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.

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.

Cancer Patients' Attitudes and Experiences of Online Medical Records

H. Rexhepi, Åhlfeldt, R. - M., Cajander, Å., and Huvila, I., Cancer Patients' Attitudes and Experiences of Online Medical Records, in Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR 2015), 24-26 June 2015, York, 2015.

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.
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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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