From libertarian dream to oppressive nightmare -- or the critique of the both?

I have been participating at the Critique, Democracy and Philosophy in the 21st century (CDP21) conference organised by the Department of Informatics and Media of the Uppsala University. As Mathias Klang (@klang67) notes in Twitter, the conference is not very techie. It is more about society than about ICTs. 

 

Semantic wikis in archaeology

The proceedings of the last years CAA conference came out about month ago. My piece is about semantic wikis and semantic web technologies in the management of archaeological records and information. 

 

Purposes of (archaelogical) linked data(?)

 One of the interesting issues raised in the discussions of the data track at this year's CAA 2012 conference in Southampton is the question of teh purpose of the Linked Data. The purpose in the sense that whether Linked Data should be opened on the premises of its creators or users. @kidehen was kind enough to underline in Twitter (once I posed this rhetorical question) that "#LinkedData == Open Data Access, Connectivity, and Representation.

Glimpses to the future

The 2012 edition of the BOBCATSSS conference continuing one more day today in Amsterdam. The conference is an excellent venue for LIS and other ALM students (ok, more so for archival science than museum studies students) to meet other students from around the Europe and the world (that is, future colleagues), practice conference participation and presentation and to get a broad additional point of view to the field that is difficult to get at the home university.

CfP Doctoral Forum in Quantitative research in Information Science

Call for submissions & participation: Doctoral forum on Quantitative Research in Information Science 12-13 April 2012, University of Wolverhampton, UK

 

Website: http://www.asis.org/Chapters/europe/

 

 

Crowdsourcing is mainstream, long live community sourcing!

I have been participating in the 2011 edition of the DISH, Digital Strategies for Heritage Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A common observation in many conferences is that there tends to be a certain concentration of ideas. Even if one of the conference themes this year was crowdsourcing, it was quite apparent that the impact of this particular phenomenon went far beyond the thematic choice. Crowdsourcing has become mainstream.

The Complete Information Literacy?

My now over two years old article on 'information creation literacy' The Complete Information Literacy? Unforgetting Creation and Organisation of Information is out in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science after a rather long publication process.

 

Two PhD student positions in Library and Information Science

Uppsala University declares open  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 February 1 2012 at the earliest.

 

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Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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COST-ARKWORK is a network funded by the COST scheme that brings together the multidisciplinary work of researchers of archaeological practices in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use. The aim of the network is to make a major push forward in the current state-of-the-art in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.

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CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) investigates what information about the creation and use of research data that is paradata) is needed and how to capture enough of that information to make the data reusable in the future. 

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