I participate yesterday a panel on the Europeanisation of Information Science at the International Symposium in Information Science in Hildesheim, Germany as a representant and chair of the ASIS&T European Chapter. We had an interesting discussion on the existence of a European Information Science community, a need for one and possible means to create such a community.
The aim of the first ISSOME conference is to address new modes of information behaviour in different contexts focusing the effects of social media and technologies in the interactive web. The change process is not always straight forward and we need to underline what is really changing and what is only a trend. The conference will discuss skills needed to manage the new information platform and how to develop needed competencies in the information society.
CAA-SE (Swedish section of the international organisation Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, best known for its annual conferences) organised an interesting workshop on monday on the management of archaeological documentation.
Call for proposals and participation
ASIS&T European Workshop 2011 (AEW 2011)
1st-2nd June 2011 - Cork, Ireland
Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book: Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of thevirtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy. Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University.
New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise
I must admit that this sounds terribly nerdy, but I found myself entertaining myself with an idea of a family sim (i.e. simulator, that is an area in a virtual world or a mini virtual world).
My article on information source use of corporate finance professionals just came out in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. To be short, the article discusses the relation of perceived success and choice of information sources. It seems that the perception of how people are successful in their work indicates their preferred information sources. It is also clear that the idea of success and personal characteristics of the professionals need to be taken into a closer consideration when developing information systems and services.