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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study investigates the implications of the interplay of multiple information infrastructures to learning and conducting work and to its related information work practices, and how the materialities of work and its infrastructures play into their intermingling. Method: The present study is based on an ethnography of a week-long…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Archaeology, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Huvila, Isto; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Åsa; Åhlfeldt, Rose-Mharie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: We report results of a study of how ordering and reading of printouts of medical records by regular and inexperienced readers relate to how the records are used, to the health information practices of patients, and to their expectations of the usefulness of new e-Health services and online access to medical records. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Patients, Records (Forms), Experience, Attitudes
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper analyses the work practices and perspectives of professionals working with archaeological archives and the social organization of archaeological archiving and information management in Sweden. Method: The paper is based on an interview study of Swedish actors in the field of archaeological archiving (N = 16). Analysis: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Archaeology, Information Management
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Huvila, Isto; Eriksen, Jon; Häusner, Eva-Maria; Jansson, Ina-Maria – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: Recent personal information management literature has underlined the significance of the contextuality of personal information and its use. The present article discusses the applicability of the records continuum model and its generalisation, continuum thinking, as a theoretical framework for explicating the overlap and evolution of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Management, Archives, Models
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Meta-games and meta-gaming refer to various second-order conceptions of games and gaming. The present article discusses the applicability of the notions of meta-game and meta-gaming in understanding the patterns of how people use, misuse, work and work-around information and information infrastructures. Method: Twenty-two qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science, Games, Information Systems
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction. Failure to find information is common. An exploratory analysis of cases when family members or friends were asked for information can provide better understanding of when, how and why interpersonal information seeking within a close network of individuals fails. Method. A sample of utterances (in form of "I asked my mum, but") was…
Descriptors: User Needs (Information), Information Seeking, Content Analysis, Family Relationship
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: The complexity of human information activity is a challenge for both practice and research in information sciences and information management. Literature presents a wealth of approaches to analytically structure and make sense of human information activity including a faceted classification model of information interactions published…
Descriptors: Classification, Information Seeking, Models
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2008
Introduction: A work roles and role theory-based approach to conceptualise human information activity, denoted information work analysis is discussed. The present article explicates the approach and its special characteristics and benefits in comparison to earlier methods of analysing human information work. Method: The approach is discussed in…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Information Management, Job Analysis, Role Theory