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.

Outstanding paper award for Situational Appropriation of Information

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:29

A little bit of (self-)promotion. The article Situational appropriation of information published in 2015 in the AsLib Journal of Information Management 65 (5) was awarded the Outstanding Paper Award of 2016 of the same journal. The paper is freely available to download for one year on the Emerald Insight website.

1-2 PhD positions in library & information science @ Uppsala University

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 06:30

From Uppsala University website http://uu.se/jobb/detaljsida/?positionId=99705

Uppsala University hereby declares the following positions to be open for application One or two PhD student positions in Library and Information Science at the Department of Archival Science, Library and Information Science, Museology and Cultural Heritage Studies (ALM) with starting date September 1, 2016 at the earliest.

What technology does to us?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 12:00

Many of the discussions at this year's edition of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 2016 conference held earlier this week in Oslo were directly or somewhat less directly related to anxieties (and occasional optimism) about the impact of various types of technologies (and social arrangements related to technologies) on archaeological (information) work and practices.