Informaatiotutkimuksen päivät 2010

21. - 22. lokakuuta 2010

Tampereen yliopisto, Pinni A -rakennus


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Informaatiotutkimuksen päivillä kuullaan kaikkiaan 49 esitystä kymmenessä työryhmässä. Kaksi työryhmää kokoontuu samanaikaisesti.


What is a participatory archive?

ArchivesNext raised a number of interesting points about the nature of participation in a participatory archive in a thought provoking blog post on building participatory archives.

Can't find that ****** email!

 I was invited to write a post about personal information management (in Finnish) to the blog of HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management. This particular area of research and practice is interesting from many different point of view. It has huge practical relevance for all of us and same time the management and coping with our own things is an elementary part of successful information work on personal and organisational level.

Conceptions and confusions of Library and Information Science

I participated alongside with altogether five colleagues from the department of ALM in the Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) conference in London just before Midsummer. The Scandinavian and Nordic participation was also otherwise quite impressive. This was my first time at CoLIS even though I have had some kind of a general idea of the conference before.

Library 2.0 2.0

Outi Nivakoski, Maria Kronqvist-Berg, Gunilla Widén, Isto Huvila. Foto: Kim HoLmberg

Foto: Kim Holmberg


Bibliotek 2.0 symposium i Åbo

Forskningsprojektet Library 2.0 – a new participatory context vid ämnet Informationsförvaltning vid Åbo Akademi ordnar seminarium och workshop den 15.-16.4.2010. Seminariet samlar experter från de nordiska länderna för att diskutera fenomen kring Bibliotek 2.0 och Webben 2.0 samt om hur de påverkar verksamheten vid bibliotek, informationstjänster och den vetenskapliga forskningen. Under seminariet uppträder en mängd internationellt uppmärksammade specialister som t.ex.

Opening: Chair in Library and Information Science in Uppsala

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application:


Chair in Library and Information Science

at the department of ALM (Archive, Library and Museum Studies)


Full information at


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 Other interesting blogs on the same topic are, e.g.


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