Research

CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE)

We might have enough data about data but not a good enough understanding of how the data came about. CAPTURE investigates what information about the creation and use of research data that is paradata) is needed and how to capture enough of that information to make the data reusable in the future. The wickedness of the problem lies in the practical impossibility to document and keep everything and the difficulty to determine how to capture just enough.

The empirical focus of CAPTURE is archaeological and cultural heritage data, which stands out by its extreme heterogeneity and rapid accumulation due to the scale of ongoing development-led archaeological fieldwork. Within and beyond this specific context, CAPTURE develops an in-depth understanding of how paradata is being created and used today, elicits methods for capturing paradata, tests new methods in field trials, and synthesises the findings in a reference model to inform the capturing of paradata and enabling data-intensive research using heterogeneous research data stemming from diverse origins.

The project is directed by professor Isto Huvila

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 818210.

More information about the project at http://www.uu.se/en/research/capture/

NORDeHEALTH

The goal of NORDeHEALTH is to enable further digitalization of the public health sector by providing concrete feedback to the national authorities in the respective countries, provide guidelines and frameworks for design, implementation and evaluation of personal eHealthservices (PeHS).

More specifically, NORDeHEALTH aims to

  1. Study the current implementation and adoption of PeHS in the Nordic countries to create new knowledge and in-depthunderstanding of challenges and opportunities
  2. Develop evidence-basede valuation frameworks and guidelines to help researchers and practitioners within and beyond the Nordic countries evaluate PeHS and their acceptability, and support successful implementation and adoption of PeHS
  3. Explore factors around co-design of PeHS through innovation projects focusing on patient-generated data and tools for patients' co-creation of the medical record, as well as providing best practice guidelines

The project is directed by Dr. Maria Hägglund, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University and funded by NordForsk 2021-2023.

 

E-CURATORS

The E-CURATORS project will advance our knowledge on archaeological curation practices involving networked global infrastructures, readily available digital devices, tools and services, and diverse communities, and will address their pragmatic implications for long term preservation and access to the archaeological record, professional practice, and community engagement.

E-CURATORS is an insight project based at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto an funded by the SSHRC of Canada. The project is directed by Prof. Costis Dallas. I am participating in the work of the project as a collaborator. 

Libraries, archives and museums: changes, challenges and collaboration

LAMC3 brings into focus the current changes and challenges experienced by publicly funded libraries, archives and museums, the so-called LAM institutions. Budget cuts, digital technology, cultural policy requirements and new patterns of use are among the conditions that have resulted in major changes since the millennium.

Studies within the respective fields have approached these conditions, yet questions concerning the united field have yet to be adequately addressed. Research collaboration across the fields is needed as the common challenges bring into question how the LAM institutions maintain their legitimacy, approach their traditional functions, such as collection management, as well as respond to new patterns of participation. These challenges appear to be redefining their missions, yet also presenting opportunities for institutional collaboration and convergence.

This project aims to strenghten the LAM research and elicit greater understanding of the common issues faced by LAM institutions by organizing and carrying out the following main activities:

  • Researchers and stakeholders from each field take part in three workshops
  • International research proposals will be initiated
  • Two research publications will be edited by the core group of researchers

In line of the focus, the workshops will address the following themes: identity and legitimacy (Copenhagen, March 2019), collections (Uppsala, October 2019) and participation (Oslo, March 2020)

Digitization and the Future of Archives

The aim of this IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives (2018-2021), is to create a viable forum where Nordic, European and international researchers and practitioners can meet. The network aims to develop a common understanding of core concepts such as ‘record’, and find ways to meet the core challenges related to the definition of authenticity and evidence in the digital age, which incorporates reflections on the practice of creating and keeping records in different organizational and national contexts.

The network is coordinated by Assoc. Prof. Marianne Rostgaard at Aalborg University and financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark

Read more about Digitization and the Future of Archives

Participatory Memory Practices (POEM) - European Training Network

POEM (Participatory Memory Practices: Concepts, strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture) is a consortium of high profile universities, acknowledged memory institutions, civil society organizations, and SMEs located in Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the UK. The aim of the POEM programme is to contribute to future-envisioning heritage politics, the empowerment of groups on the margins, and their potential to participate in the civil society as well as in the labour markets.

Seven host institutions

A European Training Network (ETN) is a consortium, funded by the EU programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), that sets up a joint research and training programme for researchers at doctoral level. The aim is for the researcher to experience different sectors and develop their transferable skills by working on joint research projects on Participatory Memory Practices (POEM). The project  has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.

More information about POEM at https://www.poem-horizon.eu

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.

COST-ARKWORK is a 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. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.

The focus of ARKWORK is on training the next generation of scholars and stakeholders by involving future leaders of research but also high profile experts employed by the industry and public organisations through events and visits to foreign institutions is a key to the longevity of the outcomes.

More information about COST-ARKWORK at the COST-ARKWORK website and the COST association website.

ALMPUB

The ALM-Field, Digitalization, and the Public Sphere (ALMPUB) is a three year research project financed by the Norwegian Research Council’s KULMEDIA Program. The project is administered and co-founded, by the Department of Archivistics, Library, and Information Science, at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Norway.

More information about the project at https://almpub.wordpress.com

Participatory memory work

“Participation” has become one of the central concepts in the recent professional and academic  literature in archival, library and museum studies. Several authors  have discussed various approaches to “participation” in the context of the work at memory institutions by introducing and exploring such concepts as participatory archives, participatory appraisal, Archives 2.0, participatory museum, Library 2.0 and participatory librarianship.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for successful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA)

Many e-health services and technologies have not been successful in bringing sustainable innovations into health care practices. E-health services and technologies often fail to acknowledge the interdependency of technology, socioeconomic environment and the entire spectrum of citizens’ health information behaviour.

The Academy of Finland financed project Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: Implications of a Neglected Element for Successful Implementation of Consumer Health Technologies on Older Adults (HIBA) between 2015 and 2020 studies how citizens’ health information behaviour influences the use of consumer health technologies and how these technologies can be effectively tailored to fit the everyday health information behaviours and practices of a growing ageing population suffering from a chronic condition (type 2 diabetes) to complement, substitute, and add personal and societal value to traditional health services. The objective is to develop comprehensible, manageable and, in particular, more meaningful and user friendly e-health services in the future. The projects addresses three specific questions of 1) How do older adults (born 1946–1960) with diabetes experience the usefulness, effectiveness, trustworthiness and privacy of e-health services? 2) Do existing e-health services have an impact on issues related to older adults health information behaviour?, and 3) How can e-health services be tailored to effectively fit older adults everyday health information behaviour? What are characteristic features of such tailored services? The major contribution of the project is to provide a holistic point of view on e-Health, the use and users of e-health services that acknowledges the interdependency of human information behaviour, technology, and the socioeconomic environment, which has been lacking from previous research. The findings inform research in the field of health information behaviour and e-health, but also on related fields from medical informatics to HCI, public health and computer science. The practical significance of the project is in that using action research approach it provides directly applicable information on user practices and the actual utility value of the studied e-health services that can be used in improving existing services and developing new ones. 

Researchers

  • Prof. (Doc.) Isto Huvila, project director
  • Dr. Heidi Enwald
  • Dr. Kristina Eriksson-Backa
  • Ms. Noora Hirvonen

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