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  http://www.personalavd.uu.se/ledigaplatser/1651prof_eng.html

 

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 http://www.abm.kultur.lu.se. Other interesting blogs on the same topic are, e.g.

Second Life opetuksessa ja koulutuksessa Asiantuntijakurssi, 5 op

Kurssilla syvennytään Second Life –virtuaalimaailman käyttöön käytännön opetus ja koulutustyössä. Second Life –ympäristö nähdään kurssilla välineenä ja pääpaino on tämän ympäristön tehokkaassa ja tarkoituksenmukaisessa hyödyntämisessä. Kurssilla painotetaan henkilökohtaisen tuen ja ohjauksen merkitystä sekä ryhmässä oppimista ja ryhmältä oppimista.

Bibliotek 2.0: Deltagarkultur i förändring (bok)

The Swedish language edition of the book (originally written in Swedish and Finnish) of Library 2.0 - A new participatory context research group is available at the bookshop near you.

Bibliotek 2.0: Deltagarkultur i förändring

 

Av Gunilla Widén-Wulff, Kim Holmberg, Isto Huvila, Maria Kronqvist-Berg och Outi Nivakoski

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