information management

Information science should be amplifying contradictions, too

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Sun, 05/24/2020 - 01:21

Recently, I happened to stumble upon an interesting piece, written by Amanda Ripley already for a couple of years ago, on how journalists should start making a push to present the complexity of the matters they are reporting -- and stop trying to simplify everything to death. Extreme simplicity that has become the gold standard of how news stories and everything else is reported in the professional and social media alike needs to go away.

What is changing in work - everything! But not necessarily because of technology.

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:59

The third edition of the biannual WORK conference, titled WORK 2017 organised by the Turku Centre for Labour Studies, University of Turku and SWiPE research consortium in Turku, Finland has collected together an impressive multidisciplinary crowd of people interested in the study of work.

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.