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Huvila, I., Anderson, T. D., Jansen, E. H., McKenzie, P. & Worrall, A. (2017). Boundary objects in Information Science. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(8), 1807-1822.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, E-ISSN 2330-1643, Vol. 68, no 8, 1807-1822 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Boundary objects are abstract or physical artefacts that exist in the liminal spaces between adjacent communities of people. The theory of BOs was originally introduced by Star and Griesemer in a study on information practices at the Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology but has since been adapted in a broad range of research contexts in a large number of disciplines including the various branches of information science. The aim of this review article is to present an overview of the state of the art of information science research informed by the theory of BOs, critically discuss the notion, and propose a structured overview of how the notion has been applied in the study of information.

Keyword
information science, boundary objects, boundaries
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332505 (URN)10.1002/asi.23817 (DOI)000405737300001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2017-10-29 Created: 2017-10-29 Last updated: 2017-11-15Bibliographically approved
Rexhepi, H., Åhlfeldt, R.-M., Cajander, Å. & Huvila, I. (2017). Cancer patients' attitudes and experiences of online access to their electronic medical records: A qualitative study. Health Informatics Journal, 23.
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2017 (English)In: Health Informatics Journal, ISSN 1460-4582, E-ISSN 1741-2811, Vol. 23Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299790 (URN)10.1177/1460458216658778 (DOI)
Projects
DOME
Available from: 2016-07-19 Created: 2016-07-27 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Huvila, I. (2017). Distrust, mistrust, untrust and information practices. Paper presented at ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016. Information research, 22(1).
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2017 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. We report the results of an investigation of the role and implications of the shortage of trust (untrust), mistrust and distrust in the context of information work. Whereas trust has been discussed extensively in information studies literature, its dark side has been largely omitted before. Method. The conceptual discussion is based on empirical material gathered using thematic interviews of (N=17) Swedish archaeology professionals with special interest in the management of archaeological information. Analysis. The analysis of the interviews was based on a method drawing from the constant comparative method and close reading of the transcripts. Results. The analysis shows that it is possible to distinguish systemic factors related to components, systemic processes and environment that contribute to the emergence and persistence of trust, distrust, mistrust and untrust, and shifts between the different modes of (un)confidence. Conclusion. Distrust, mistrust and untrust have related but distinct influence on information work, they coexist with trust and can have similarly positive implications for the information activities. Finally, similarly to distrust and trust, also untrust and mistrust can be conceptualised following Luhmann as strategies of reducing uncertainty.

Keyword
trust, information behaviour
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332504 (URN)000404551500051 ()
Conference
ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2017-10-29 Created: 2017-10-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Jansson, I.-M. & Huvila, I. (2017). Förord. Tidskrift för ABM, 2(1), 1-3.
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2017 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, Vol. 2, no 1, 1-3 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2017
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317182 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-20 Created: 2017-03-20 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Jansson, I.-M. & Huvila, I. (2017). Förord. Tidskrift för ABM, 2(2), 1-4.
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2017 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, Vol. 2, no 2, 1-4 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2017
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-335878 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2017-12-21Bibliographically approved
Tanacković, S. F., Golub, K. & Huvila, I. (2017). The meaning of interoperability and its implications for archival institutions: challenges and opportunities in Croatia, Finland and Sweden. Information research, 22(1), Article ID 1653.
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2017 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1, 1653Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This exploratory study aims to map the premises of developing interoperability of archival holdings and the understanding of how interoperability is understood from an operational perspective at archival institutions. The study is based on a comparative survey of the views of archivists from Croatian, Finnish and Swedish archives on the perceived needs, barriers and preferences regarding online access and interoperability of a their metadata and holdings. Method. A web survey comprising 35 multiple-choice and open-ended questions focusing on current state and plans regarding online access and interoperability of the holdings and metadata of the institutions was sent out to archives in Croatia, Finland and Sweden in autumn 2015. Analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses were carried out on the data, which related to 45 individual archives. Quantitative analysis employed the statistical package SPSS, while the qualitative analysis referred to content analysis of open questions by one of the researchers. Results. While the respondents are unanimous in their opinion that interoperability is important for their institutions and useful for their users, the current level of interoperability and the online access to holdings provided by the responding institutions in discrepancy with this opinion. The lack of resources and expertise could be traced back to the shortage of interest at strategic and managerial level. Conclusion. The findings suggest that there are several obstacles in the way to providing improved interoperability and online access to archival holdings and metadata. At the same time, there is a lack of conceptual agency that would try to redefine the problem and try to choose appropriate methods, develop meanings and relations between the concept of interoperability and the principles of archival work.

Keyword
interoperability, knowledge organization, archives, cultural institutions
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332506 (URN)000404551500044 ()
Available from: 2017-10-29 Created: 2017-10-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Widén, G., Ahmad, F. & Huvila, I. (2017). Workplace information sharing: a generational approach. Paper presented at Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2. Information research, 22(1).
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2017 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. Managing information sharing in organizations requires an understanding of information behaviour at several levels. The aim of this short paper is to add the generational approach to the understanding of workplace information sharing. Method. A survey was conducted in a multinational organization (n=237) to explore different factors affecting workplace information sharing and learning. Analysis. An ANOVA F test was carried out to analyse possible generational differences in workplace information sharing activities and attitudes. Results. The findings show that generational factors are not a straightforward predictor of differences in information sharing practices in the workplace. Some differences were found concerning information consciousness and information sending activities. Conclusion. The preliminary results indicate some generational differences in information sharing practices and attitudes. Further studies need to be done using a mixed-methods approach to get a more nuanced picture of inter- and intragenerational differences.

Keyword
information sharing, generational differences, workplace information
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-332499 (URN)000404551500061 ()
Conference
Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2
Projects
NGIN
Available from: 2017-10-29 Created: 2017-10-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Huvila, I. (2016). Awkwardness of becoming a boundary object: Mangle and materialities of reports, documentation data and the archaeological work. The Information Society, 32(4), 280-297.
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2016 (English)In: The Information Society, ISSN 0197-2243, E-ISSN 1087-6537, Vol. 32, no 4, 280-297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract Information about an archaeological investigation is documented in an archaeological report that makes it the boundary object par excellence for archaeological information work across stakeholder communities from field archaeologists to heritage managers and land developers. The quality of reports have been a subject of debate and recently it has been argued that more emphasis should be placed on making primary research data at least similarly available as the reports. This study explores the changing materialities and reciprocal formation of documents and their users in the advent of digitisation, and how documents become and lose their status as boundary objects in these processes. The study posits that in order to be functional, a boundary object needs to provide a disclosure, means to access reality for adjacent communities. Further, it shows how assumptions of the functioning of the human and non-human (material artefacts) influence the ways how the archaeologists conceptualise the preservation and archiving of archaeological information and the role and potential of different types of digital and paper-based documents. This article is based on an interview study of Swedish archaeology professionals (N=16) with theoretical underpinnings in the notions of boundary objects, mangle of practice and disclosure.

Keyword
boundary objects, reports, data, archaeology, documents
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-291392 (URN)10.1080/01972243.2016.1177763 (DOI)000384079600005 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 340-2012-5751
Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Huvila, I. (2016). Change and stability in archives, libraries and museums: mapping professional experiences in Sweden. Paper presented at eRemembrance or eOblivion? International Conference on Society's Memory Functions in the Digital World, University of Tampere, Finland, Tampere 23-24 November, 2015. Information research, 21(1).
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2016 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 21, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction

One of the most prominent topics of professional and academic archives, libraries and museums related literature revolves around the questions of change and continuity of the institutions. The aim of the study is to find how professionals conceptualise factors that contribute to continuity and change at their institutions.

Method

The analysis is based on a qualitative analysis of 131 open-ended questions included in a Web survey of Swedish professionals conducted in February-March 2011. Analysis. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis.

Results

Borrowing from Lewin’s field theory and its derivative, force-field analysis, the professional articulations of the strengths and future prospects of their institutions are interpreted in terms of strategic forces that influence change and stability at archives, libraries and museums. The study shows that the forces that impede and catalyse change are overlapping to a significant degree that indicates the possibility of disparate alternative strategy formulations for the institutions.

Conclusions

More focus on defining the ownership of the strategic goals at archives, libraries and museums and defining the operating space and core domains of the organizations is essential for formulating their future strategies.

Keyword
archives, libraries, museums, change, strategies
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Library and Information Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280952 (URN)000386350500007 ()
Conference
eRemembrance or eOblivion? International Conference on Society's Memory Functions in the Digital World, University of Tampere, Finland, Tampere 23-24 November, 2015
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, I.-L. & Huvila, I. (2016). Förord. Tidskrift för ABM (1).
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2016 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, no 1Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278979 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
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