Participatory archive

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 09/19/2008 - 07:07

In comparison to library contexts, user perspective and user studies have received noticeably little practical attention in archives and in the context of management of archival materials and archival information. I am addressing some of theissues of communication and user participation in archival contexts in an article published yesterday in Archival Science.

How about information creation in information literacy discussion?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 11:04

Even though the English language concept literacy is about mastering both reading and writing, much of the debate on information literacy has focused on the reading, i.e. receptive use of information resources. The role of information creation as an equally essential skill has been largely omitted.

Creating knowledge in various (digital) environments

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 14:23

After arriving from Lund last evening I have been participating in the Creating Knowledge V conference in Åbo. There has been several interesting presentations resonating closely with my ongoing projects. Annemaree Lloyd talked about her studies on information practices in workplace contexts, and highlighted several interesting aspects, which I have been looking at while studying information work in different contexts.

Avajaiset EduFinlandissa

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 16:45

Second Lifeen on perustettu suomalaisten toimijoiden yhteinen EduFinland-saari (SLurl: EduFinland/84/140/25). Suomen eOppimiskeskus perusti saaren yhteistyökumppaniensa kanssa. Saaren toimijat tarjoavat tilaisuuden tutustua virtuaalimaailmaan opastetusti. Nyt saarella on meneillään vilkasta rakennustoimintaa. Opetus-, tutkimustoiminta ja muu toiminta saarella käynnistyy varsinaisesti vasta syksyllä. EduFinland-alueelta suomalaiset oppilaitokset ja yleishyödylliset organisaatiot voivat hankkia maata opetus- ja tutkimustarkoitukseen.

Do you contribute to Wikipedia? Please take a survey

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 12:46
The purpose of this survey is to map information sources used in writing and editing Wikipedia articles. The survey is a part of the research project "Information service 2.0" conducted by Dr. Isto Huvila (Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland) as a part of the Academy of Finland research project "Library 2.0 - a new participatory context". The individual answers will be processed strictly confidential, the data will not be handed over to any third parties and all informants will remain strictly anynomous. Survey URL

Libraries in Second Life Survey

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 07:29
The aim of this study is to investigate how libraries are using Second Life and to increase our knowledge about the use of a 3D virtual environment. The survey is for librarians and library staff that have some activities in Second Life or that are planning activities there. Please participate our survey about Libraries in Second Life. Survey URL http://www.webometrics.fi/component/option,com_mosforms/Itemid,93/