The annual Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology or CAA conference has been going in Berlin for a couple of days. My personal cotribution to the conference consist of a paper on the question of the compatibiity of the results of archaeological work and the needs and information work procedures of the archaeology professionals who are supposed to benefit of the information.
We have been working with my colleague Kim Holmberg on developing Second Life based courses and research at our home university. The feedback from the classes held so far has been unexpectedly positive. The environment does clearly offer interesting avenues in higher education. Some coverage of the project can be found in Swedish in the
Information work is a part of all work. Success, effectiveness and efficiency of information work are based on a successful implementation of effective and efficient work practises, tools and infrastructures. Besides the success and quality of the individual components of information work, its prosperity is also dependent on an ability of generating and nurturing a functioning synergy between information, the organisation of information, and the practises of work. Work shapes information and is shaped by information and by the way information is organised.