Arkivveckan 2008 in Göteborg

Arkivveckan 2008

Swedish archival associations and the Swedish National Archive arranged last week  a national archival conference Arkivveckan 2008 in Göteborg (Gothenburg). The discussed topics reflected well many of the current issues in the profession and academic studies. Digitisation, changes in archival profession and education and new process and activity bound ways of describing archives were in the focus. I presented together with Anneli Palmsköld the new ALM (archives, libraries museums) master's programme (ABM-master) starting next autumn at Lund University with a specific emphasis on communication and users.

Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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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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Sheds new light on the potential of extra-academic knowledge-making as a contribution in formations of knowledge throughout society, explores extra-academic knowledge as a useful resource in academy, policy development, evidence based practices, and innovation, and focuses on the informational dimensions, stemming from and grounded in an informationscience perspective, which provides the means to address practical information-related issues throughout knowledge-making processes.

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