Information use and success: how it works in corporate finance?

My article on information source use of corporate finance professionals just came out in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. To be short, the article discusses the relation of perceived success and choice of information sources. It seems that the perception of how people are successful in their work indicates their preferred information sources. It is also clear that the idea of success and personal characteristics of the professionals need to be taken into a closer consideration when developing information systems and services.

Books versus Social media?

There is a lively on-going debate about  the role of social media in libraries in Sweden.

Information source use of Wikipedia contributors

My new article on Wikipedia contributors' information source use titled Where does the information come from? Information source use patterns in Wikipedia has been published in open access journal Information Research.

Informaatiotutkimuksen päivät 2010

21. - 22. lokakuuta 2010

Tampereen yliopisto, Pinni A -rakennus


Tervetuloa ensimmäisille informaatiotutkimuksen päiville!


Informaatiotutkimuksen päivillä kuullaan kaikkiaan 49 esitystä kymmenessä työryhmässä. Kaksi työryhmää kokoontuu samanaikaisesti.


What is a participatory archive?

ArchivesNext raised a number of interesting points about the nature of participation in a participatory archive in a thought provoking blog post on building participatory archives.

Can't find that ****** email!

 I was invited to write a post about personal information management (in Finnish) to the blog of HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management. This particular area of research and practice is interesting from many different point of view. It has huge practical relevance for all of us and same time the management and coping with our own things is an elementary part of successful information work on personal and organisational level.

Conceptions and confusions of Library and Information Science

I participated alongside with altogether five colleagues from the department of ALM in the Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) conference in London just before Midsummer. The Scandinavian and Nordic participation was also otherwise quite impressive. This was my first time at CoLIS even though I have had some kind of a general idea of the conference before.

Library 2.0 2.0

Outi Nivakoski, Maria Kronqvist-Berg, Gunilla Widén, Isto Huvila. Foto: Kim HoLmberg

Foto: Kim Holmberg


Bibliotek 2.0 symposium i Åbo

Forskningsprojektet Library 2.0 – a new participatory context vid ämnet Informationsförvaltning vid Åbo Akademi ordnar seminarium och workshop den 15.-16.4.2010. Seminariet samlar experter från de nordiska länderna för att diskutera fenomen kring Bibliotek 2.0 och Webben 2.0 samt om hur de påverkar verksamheten vid bibliotek, informationstjänster och den vetenskapliga forskningen. Under seminariet uppträder en mängd internationellt uppmärksammade specialister som t.ex.

Opening: Chair in Library and Information Science in Uppsala

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application:


Chair in Library and Information Science

at the department of ALM (Archive, Library and Museum Studies)


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