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From Information Provision to Knowledge Production : proceedings for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Information Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland, June 23–25, 2008

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Author: Huotari, Maija-Leena1; Davenport, Elisabeth1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Humanities
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: 2008
Publish Date: 2008-06-19


The papers in this proceedings of USE-2008. From Information Provision to Knowledge Production conference held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Information Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland share a common perspective – the contributors seek to provide a multidisciplinary account of knowledge production in different contexts. The first keynote paper provides a detailed review of the issues facing managers and users of digital infrastructure who must balance the demands of data management with those of scientific publication. The second keynote contribution explores documentary practices and the materiality of science at the micro level focusing on interpersonal and transinstitutional acknowledgments.

The contributed papers that make up the rest of the volume address the conference theme from a range of viewpoints. The first four explore knowledge management in different contexts – the difficulties of converting industrial experience into formal knowledge systems; the motives and tradeoffs that are involved in online knowledge sharing; the generation of knowledge through strategic dialogue; and the harvesting of informal travel tips in FAQ sites. The fifth paper discusses the ‘readiness’ of government agencies in Namibia for electronic record keeping, and the sixth paper presents empirical observations on the daily media and information behaviour of senior citizens leading to concrete actions. The seventh contribution analyses citation as a discursive practice, using Dervin's work on sense-making as an example, and the last paper offers a deeper analysis than is usual in LIS of the knowing subject in the work of Descartes, making a distinction between philosophical and sociological interpretations. The authors' short CVs conclude this proceedings.

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Series: Studia Humaniora Ouluensia
ISBN: 978-951-42-8843-2
ISBN Print: 978-951-42-8842-5
Issue: 8
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