Conceptualising and Studying Information Creation: From Production and Processes to Makers and Making

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 20:00

A panel together with Jennifer Douglas, Tim Gorichanaz, Anna Suorsa and Kyuongwon Koh at the ASIS&T 83rd Annual Meeting.


An emerging body of literature has begun to address the earlier under-researched topic of information creation. This panel inquires into the state-of-the-art of research on information creation to highlight how different conceptualisations of information creation can foreground various key aspects of how information is made and produced, what types of actors and activities are involved, how information creation can be studied empirically, and what novel insights can be drawn to support practitioners, for instance, in information literacy instruction, information organisation and management, and information systems and services development.

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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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