Appel: IC-ININFO 2011, International Conference on integrated information, KOS, Greece

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Aug 6 09:46:19 UTC 2011

Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 15:36:12 +0930
From: Sue Myburgh <Sue.Myburgh at>
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International Conference on Integrated Information
September 29 – October 3, 2011.  Kos Island, Greece.

You are invited to submit a paper to this international
interdisciplinary conference covering research and development in the
field of information management and integration. The Conference aims
at creating a forum for further discussion for an Integrated
Information Field incorporating a series of issues and/or related
organizations that manage information in their everyday operations.
The call for papers is addressed to scholars and/ or professionals of
the fields of Library and Archives Science (including digital
libraries and electronic archives), Museum and Gallery Studies,
Information Science, Documentation, Information Management, Records
Management, Knowledge Management, Data management and Copyright
experts the latter with an emphasis on Electronic
Publications. Furthermore, papers focusing on issues of Cultural
Heritage Management and Conservation Management will also be welcomed
along with papers regarding the Management of nonprofit Organizations
such as libraries, archives and museums.

My colleague Anna Maria Tammaro and I are organising a session on
digital cultural memory institutions, the details of which appear
below.  Please note that virtual paper submission is also possible:
you do not necessarily have to travel to Kos if your paper has been
accepted.  I will be accepting abstracts/papers until 7th September,

Divergence and convergence: information work in digital cultural
memory institutions
Organizer: Dr Susan Myburgh
University of Parma, Digital Library Learning
Co-organizers: Dr Susan Myburgh, University of South Australia;  Dr
Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma

Cultural institutions, such as libraries, archives and museums, are
strongly influenced by their contexts and environments. As elements
within their environment change, they respond in various ways, whether
it is to modify their collections, facilitate or impede access, or
change staffing arrangements. Of all the possible phenomena or
entities that have had effects on such enterprises, information and
communication technologies (ICTs) have arguably been the most
significant. Language and writing were the first communication
technologies, followed by printing, the telegraph and telephone, and
the media, before the internet became predominant. There is no doubt
that each of these has played a prominent role in the creation and
expansion of the processes unique to the processes of information
work, including selection of documents, describing documents and their
contents for physical and intellectual access, organising materials,
conservation and preservation, copyright and other intellectual
property rights and so on.

While there is a considerable body of research which considers such
effects on organisations and institutions, there is a corresponding
paucity of work which considers how professional work has changed in
this field, and the directions in which this might move in the
future. Articulating information work, and describing how it is made
manifest, is seldom considered, apart perhaps from an emphasis on the
technical skills required. While this work is being done in different
ways, there now exists the possibility to do quite different work, as
ICTs open up opportunities that were impossible in a purely physical
analogue world. This seminar will provide a forum for discussion of
some of these, including new ways of considering human computer
interaction, making meaning from metadata, cross-cultural
interpretation and analysis, construction of information users in
quite different ways – for example as individuals, rather than
communities, and examination of the uses made with the information

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
# Intercultural semantics and making meaning online
# Using digital records and artefacts in teaching and learning (at all
# Liaison between the information worker and the knowledge seeker
# Collaborative knowledge creation using digital tools and documents
# The increasing importance of interdisciplinarity to identify and
  seek solutions to problems
# Extending the reach of the institution
# Everywhere but nowhere: how does the general public know what is
  available, and how can they find it?
# Open Access, scholarly communication and education
# What information workers can do in the field of Digital Humanities

We invite professionals who work in any of the following areas:

1.     Library Science
2.     Archives Science
3.     Museum and Gallery Studies
4.     Information Science
5.     Documentation
6.     Digital Libraries
7.     Electronic Archives
8.     Information Management
9.     Records / Document Management
10.  Knowledge Management
11.  Data Management
12.  Copyright
13.  Electronic Publications
14.  Cultural Heritage Management
15.  Conservation Management
16.  Management of nonprofit Organizations
17.  History of Information
18.  History of Collections
19.  Health Information

All the best

Dr Susan Myburgh
School of Communication
University of South Australia
St Bernard's Road
Magill SA 5076

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