Beyond interpretivism but where?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Sun, 12/11/2016 - 15:30

What comes after interpretivism, dichotomisation of the social and technological, is sociomaterialism, ANT, activity theory, or something else the answer to the theoretical headache of trying to figure out what happens out there with different types of things, independent of them being something or non-something, or attempting to hold back the lure of making dichotomies, merely something.

When is information work?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 08:34

Information science researchers and practitioners discuss information activities using a large number of different terms. A concept that often appears in colloquial discussions of information activities but that has received less systematic attention in information science research is that of information work.

All life-events are significant!

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:52

Prof. Ian Ruthwen (University of Strathclyde) held an interesting keynote at 2016 edition of the ISIC - Information Behaviour Conference in Zadar, Croatia. He talked about information behaviours (sic!) related to significant life events and made broadly remarks on what is significant in significant life events and how these aspects have possible repercussions on how people deal with information.

Workshop on empowering positive behaviour change in complex food environments

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:22

I am glad to be part of the team together with Meena Daivadanam (Nutritional Science, Uppsala University), Åsa Cajander (Department of IT, Uppsala University), my colleague from the DOME consortium, and others,  organising a workshop Empowering positive behaviour change in complex food environments at Uppsala Health Summit.

Conceptions of CoLIS9 and ARKDIS16 conferences

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 07/05/2016 - 06:22

Last week was a tough one but, at the same time, a very successful one. I was organising two conference with my colleagues in Uppsala, the 9th international conference in the Conceptions of Library and Information Science on methods, theories, concepts and conceptions of and in information studies, and the Archaeological Information in the Digital Society 2016, 3rd Centre for Digital Heritage conference organised by the ARKDIS research project.

Documentation, reports, data and the archiving and management of archeological information

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 07/04/2016 - 06:39

Three new articles from the ARKDIS project have come out in the beginning of the summer discussing respectively the archiving and management of archaeological information in Sweden, the paradox of the how archaeological primary research data is considered highly important but only seldom used and properly archived and how archaeological documentation is changing in the digital society. Abstracts and links to the papers can be found below.