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.

Metawork is information work

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 07:14

Last week, one of the big issues in the Finnish social media landscape was Jenny Lehtinen's piece on the gender inequalities of metawork (fi. metatyö). It tends to be women, in families the mom, who tends to be the one who does most of the coordination, checking of schedules and finding out details for everything that needs to be done. From the perspective of an information researcher, an interesting aspect of metawork is that much of the so called metawork is actually information work.

Research and its societal utility

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:09

I recently received an invitation to participate in a survey on attitudes on the societal relevance and utility of research conducted by a somewhat well-known Swedish consultancy Demoskop. It is obvious that research without relevance whatsoever is total waste of time but the survey is an excellent example of the difficulty and shear impossibility of asking "general" questions about this topic. The survey will undoubtedly will produce useful results for those who have paid for it.

Two PhD Positions in Library and Information Science at Uppsala University

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 19:33

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million.

New Book: Perspectives to Archaeological Information in the Digital Society

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:54

The new edited volume "Perspectives to Archaeological Information in the Digital Society" of the ARKDIS research project that explores the challenges of archaeological information work and research in the contemporary digital society is out both in print and as an open access edition online.