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.
There is a lively on-going debate about the role of social media in libraries in Sweden.
My new article on Wikipedia contributors' information source use titled Where does the information come from? Information source use patterns in Wikipedia has been published in open access journal Information Research.
21. - 22. lokakuuta 2010
Tampereen yliopisto, Pinni A -rakennus
Tervetuloa ensimmäisille informaatiotutkimuksen päiville!
Informaatiotutkimuksen päivillä kuullaan kaikkiaan 49 esitystä kymmenessä työryhmässä. Kaksi työryhmää kokoontuu samanaikaisesti.
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.
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.