Paradigms, concepts and practice in knowledge organisation

I came just a few hours ago home from this year's ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization)  conference that was held quite appropriately in Rome. This was my first ISKO conference and one quite remarkable difference with an average information science conference and ISKO meeting seemed to be that when in those other conferences deeply theoretical discussions are typically quite rare, here it was quite the opposite.

Informaatiotutkimuksen päivät 2010

Informaatiotutkimuksen yhdistys ry järjestää Informaatiotutkimuksen päivät Tampereella 21. - 22. lokakuuta 2010. Päivillä tarkastellaan informaatioalan ilmiöitä laajasti sekä tutkimuksen, opetuksen että ammattikäytäntöjen näkökulmista. Etsimme nyt järjestettäviä työryhmiä ja niiden teemoja.

 

I have been blogged

I was suddenly blogged by Karolina when I was having a lecture at Lund University at the Department of Cultural Sciences last week. Otlet, the new blog of the archival, library & information and museum studies can be found at http://www.abm.kultur.lu.se. Other interesting blogs on the same topic are, e.g.

Second Life opetuksessa ja koulutuksessa Asiantuntijakurssi, 5 op

Kurssilla syvennytään Second Life –virtuaalimaailman käyttöön käytännön opetus ja koulutustyössä. Second Life –ympäristö nähdään kurssilla välineenä ja pääpaino on tämän ympäristön tehokkaassa ja tarkoituksenmukaisessa hyödyntämisessä. Kurssilla painotetaan henkilökohtaisen tuen ja ohjauksen merkitystä sekä ryhmässä oppimista ja ryhmältä oppimista.

Bibliotek 2.0: Deltagarkultur i förändring (bok)

The Swedish language edition of the book (originally written in Swedish and Finnish) of Library 2.0 - A new participatory context research group is available at the bookshop near you.

Bibliotek 2.0: Deltagarkultur i förändring

 

Av Gunilla Widén-Wulff, Kim Holmberg, Isto Huvila, Maria Kronqvist-Berg och Outi Nivakoski

Digital strategies for heritage DISH 2009

 I was last week on wednesday and thursday (9-10/12)  at DISH 2009 (DIgital Strategies for Heritage) conference in Rotterdam. My own presentation Participatory management of heritage assets (presentation also attached to this article) discussed participation, strategies and critical success factors for engaging users and experts vs. amateurs dichotomy.

Information service for the people out there

I had a short presentation as a part of the at the panel New Modes of Information Behavior Emerging From the Social Web organised at this year’s ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Vancouver.

 

Kirjasto 2.0 -kirja suomeksi (Library 2.0 book published in Finnish)

 

Syväsukellus Kirjasto 2.0 -ilmiöön ja sen juurille. Kirjoittajina Åbo Akademin Kirjasto 2.0 -tutkimusryhmä.

Learning and Research in Second Life and Beyond

The third Learning and Research in Second Life workshop was organised on wednesday, October 7 at Internet Research 10.0 conference in Milwaukee by me, Kim Holmberg and Terry Beaubois. The day was very intense and we had a very productive continuous seven hour discussion that touched multiple aspects of education and research in the virtual world of Second Life.

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Information Services and Digital Literacy provides an alternative perspective for understanding information services and digital literacy, and argues that a central problem in the age of the social web and the culture of participation is that we do not know the premises of how we know, and how ways of interacting with information affect our actions and their outcomes.

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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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ARKDIS project maps the implications and opportunities of the digitalisation of information and information work in the domain of archaeology and to develop and evaluate conceptual and practical methods and procedures for enhancing archaeological information work in the digitalised environment.

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