What is difficult with information - and how to make it easy

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 19:31

Business press is going crazy about big data. But so are many companies that are  sitting on it. Lauren Silva Laughlin recommends investors to buy big data companies in Fortune. She refers to McKinsey figures that 15 out of 17 US sectors have more "data" than the Library of Congress, and  retailer that "understands its information" can push operating margins up by 60%.

There is something rotten in the state of (I)KM?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:15

I have to admit that I participated only the second time (the first time was the first ever conference in Charlotte, NC in 2004) in the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) 2013 held this year together with ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting in Montreal. In spite of this I have followed rather closely the conference and its programme, and also worked at the programme committees of several past conferences.

Europeana as a research tool?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32

I had an opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Europeana Cloud project on how Europeana could better support social science research. The workshop was attended besides myself and people from the project by a group of (mainly) Scandinavian social science researchers.

CfP: CAA-SE conference in Lund Dec 2-4, 2013

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:13

Quoting https://sites.google.com/site/caasweden/konferens-2013

"CAA Sverige är en officiell del av internationella CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) och den andra nationella konferensen kommer att äga rum i Lund. Vi vill härmed bjuda in alla intresserade av användningen av digitala redskap inom arkeologi till en givande konferens.

Årets konferens arrangeras i samarbete med ArkDIS-projektet samt HumLab vid Lunds universitet och stöds med medel från Crafoordska stiftelsen.