In the Nexus of Knowledge Organisation and Digital Humanities

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 03/17/2022 - 09:04

Koraljka Golub and Yin-Hsang-Liu's recent edited volume "Information and Knowledge Organisation in Digital Humanities: Global Perspectives" (Routledge 2021, available in open access) comes as an extremely timely contribution to bridge the gap between knowledge organisation and digital humanities fields.

Making and taking information

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 10/26/2021 - 11:57

Information behavior theory covers different aspects of the totality of information-related human behavior rather unevenly. The transitions or trading zones between different types of information activities have remained perhaps especially under-theorized.

Call for papers for a special issue on Advances in Research on Information Creation at Library and Information Science Research

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Sat, 07/31/2021 - 15:41

Guest Editors

  • Isto Huvila, Department of ALM, Uppsala University (isto.huvila@abm.uu.se)
  • Jennifer Douglas, School of Information, University of British Columbia, (jen.douglas@ubc.ca)
  • Tim Gorichanaz, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University (gorichanaz@drexel.edu)
  • Kyungwon Koh, School of Information Sciences, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (kkoh@illinois.

Why (on earth) this would be an infrastructure - or a boundary object?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 11/03/2020 - 14:27

A doctoral student asked me some time ago about one of my studies, why I am framing a method as an infrastructure (publisher's site). A good question, absolutely, and it is not necessarily that obvious. In that particular study the method was of course a method. At the same time, however, as I at least tried to discuss in the text, it was also a sort of a scaffold and infrastructure to produce a certain kind of documentation of an archaeological site.

What categories are significant? Do you choose your information sources because they are (non)-digital?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 10/30/2020 - 14:27

0100100101010101000In information studies like in all social research, there is plethora conventional categories that researchers and non-researchers alike have a tendency to consider -- and many more that are typically not addressed.