Libraries in Second Life Survey

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 07:29
The aim of this study is to investigate how libraries are using Second Life and to increase our knowledge about the use of a 3D virtual environment. The survey is for librarians and library staff that have some activities in Second Life or that are planning activities there. Please participate our survey about Libraries in Second Life. Survey URL,com_mosforms/Itemid,93/

Symposium: Library 2.0 - a participatory future?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 09:44
A symposium and a workshop organized by Library 2.0 – a new participatory context –research project at the Information Studies department of Åbo Akademi 3rd to 4th April 2008. The symposium gathers library 2.0 and web 2.0 experts from the Northern Europe to discuss the various aspects of library 2.0 and social media and their both practical and theoretical implications for libraries, information service and library and information science research. Invited presentations will given by a group of internationally renowned speakers, including Prof. Aira Lepik (Tallinn University), Kari A.

ASIS&T Graduate Research Forum @ BOBCATSSS 2008

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 11/12/2007 - 07:31

ASIS&T Graduate Research Forum @ BOBCATSSS 2008 28th - 30th Jan 2008, Zadar,Croatia



New Submissions deadline 31st December 2007


ASIS&T-European Students Chapter sponsors in cooperation with ASIS&T European Chapter a Forum open to graduate students (both PhD and Master's are encouraged to apply) at BOBCATSSS 2008 conference in Zadar, Croatia.


Archaeological computing in Berlin

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 14:38
The annual Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology or CAA conference has been going in Berlin for a couple of days. My personal cotribution to the conference consist of a paper on the question of the compatibiity of the results of archaeological work and the needs and information work procedures of the archaeology professionals who are supposed to benefit of the information.

What is information work?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 03/14/2007 - 14:10
Information work is a part of all work. Success, effectiveness and efficiency of information work are based on a successful implementation of effective and efficient work practises, tools and infrastructures. Besides the success and quality of the individual components of information work, its prosperity is also dependent on an ability of generating and nurturing a functioning synergy between information, the organisation of information, and the practises of work. Work shapes information and is shaped by information and by the way information is organised.