Documenting information processes and practices: paradata, provenance metadata, life-cycles and pipelines

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:38

A panel together with Jane Greenberg (Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University),     Olle Sköld (Department of ALM, Uppsala University), Andrea Thomer (School of Information, University of Michigan), Ciaran Trace (School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin),  and Xintong Zhao (Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University) at the ASIS&T 2021 Annual Meeting.


Processes and practices – and in general, informational doings and their diverse constellations – are pertinent elements of the information landscape. This panel presents research on documentation and description of processes and practices in the information field addressing: 1) how different conceptualisations of processes and practices influence how they emerge as describable entities; 2) what different approaches to document and describe processes and practices exist and have been proposed in information science and technology research; 3) what aspects of processes and practices different documentation approaches capture, make visible and invisible; and 4) what novel insights from the current state-of-the-art research can be drawn to support practitioners in different areas of the information field, including knowledge organisation, information management, information literacy instruction, and development of information systems and services.   

Fulltext of the paper is available in the conference proceedings.