There is something rotten in the state of (I)KM?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:15

I have to admit that I participated only the second time (the first time was the first ever conference in Charlotte, NC in 2004) in the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) 2013 held this year together with ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting in Montreal. In spite of this I have followed rather closely the conference and its programme, and also worked at the programme committees of several past conferences.

Europeana as a research tool?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32

I had an opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Europeana Cloud project on how Europeana could better support social science research. The workshop was attended besides myself and people from the project by a group of (mainly) Scandinavian social science researchers.

CfP: CAA-SE conference in Lund Dec 2-4, 2013

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:13

Quoting https://sites.google.com/site/caasweden/konferens-2013

"CAA Sverige är en officiell del av internationella CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) och den andra nationella konferensen kommer att äga rum i Lund. Vi vill härmed bjuda in alla intresserade av användningen av digitala redskap inom arkeologi till en givande konferens.

Årets konferens arrangeras i samarbete med ArkDIS-projektet samt HumLab vid Lunds universitet och stöds med medel från Crafoordska stiftelsen.

ARKDIS lecture in Uppsala: Examples of archaeological 3D projects in Uppåkra, Catalhöyuk and Gamla Uppsala

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 05:44

Archaeological Information in the Digital Society (ARKDIS) Research Project organises an open lecture by Dr. Nicolo Dell'Unto (Lund University) and Dr. Daniel Löwenborg (Uppsala University) titled Examples of archaeological 3D projects in Uppåkra, Catalhöyuk and Gamla Uppsala on Friday 27 September, 2013 at 13.15-14.00 Room 2/K1024, English Park Campus, Uppsala University.

Around information?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:05

Luciano Floridi's claim that Plato is the best guide to the problems with Big Data was in many ways exemplary of my souveniers of this years CoLIS 8 conference (in Copenhagen) so far. Many presenters have raised important questions and provided at least very good preliminary answers to varying questions about what different information things are about.

Review of Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 13:03

A review by Lynn Allardyce Irvine (Library Review, 2013, Vol. 62 Iss: 6/7) of my book "Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing":

"Huvila’s book is a stimulating, thought- provoking analysis of contemporary information culture which challenges many accepted ideas about ‘new users’, technologies, participation and how we find and know things."