Kim Holmberg
Researcher, speaker, amateur painter and photographer

I’m a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Unit at Economic Sociology at the University of Turku, Finland. I’m interested to study various current phenomena on the web in general and in social media in particular, mainly using quantitative methods. More specifically this includes, among other things, scholarly communication in digital environments; applicability of altmetrics for research evaluation and/or as a measure of online attention; bibliometrics, open science, and the academic award system; online (social) networks and dissemination patterns of online information; and various cyberthreats. For more information about my current research, see my current projects below or contact me.

Prior to joining Economic Sociology, I worked as a Senior Researcher at the Research Unit for the Sociology of Education (RUSE), University of Turku. I’ve had a central role in a project advising EU member states on advancing Open Science and renewing research evaluation, led a project investigating societal impact of Open Science in Finland (see below), and as a post doc, studied climate change communications online at VU Amsterdam and analyzed scientific content from social media for altmetrics purposes at the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton. I have a PhD from Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University, from where I also received the Title of Docent in Informetrics.

Contact

Affiliations

Projects

Wellbeing from sense of belonging (2021-2024)

Wellbeing from sense of belonging – Measuring and developing societal impact of local sports clubs (2021-2024)

Project funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture (2021-2024).

Research group

Researcher Juha Hedman (team leader)
Senior Research Fellow Kim Holmberg
Postdoctoral Researcher Timo Räikkönen
Project Researcher Miia Miskelijn

Abstract

The aim of the research is to broaden the understanding of the local mechanisms through which the dual goals of sports policy – expanding active participation in sport and improving the quality of elite sports – are realized in club activities and guide the social impact of club activities. The project will thus respond to the growing need for sports clubs to measure and demonstrate their social impact transparently and regularly. Furthermore, the project will complement the information gap on local mechanisms that 1) promote cohesion in sports club activities (grouping, social skills, interactivity, and so-called 21st millennium skills) and 2) further transform cohesiveness into well-being of individuals and communities.

Altassess – The applicability of altmetrics for research assessment (2020-2024)

Altassess – The applicability of altmetrics for research assessment (2020-2024)

Project funded by the Academy of Finland, 2020-2024.

Research group

Senior Research Fellow Kim Holmberg (team leader)
Senior Researcher Ashraf Maleki
Research Assistant Jenni Virtanen

Co-operation

Assistant Professor Timothy D. Bowman
Dr. Fereshteh Didegah

Abstract

Scholarly communication is currently undergoing a dramatic change, as scholars are increasingly using social media to discover, consume, disseminate, and discuss research information. In addition to scholars,
the public can also take part in the online discussions and share the research documents they discover to their online networks. These online events around scientific outputs (e.g., articles, datasets, code), whether
generated through the actions of researchers or the public, leave digital traces that can be tracked, harvested, and analyzed. These traces, and the research field analyzing them, are called altmetrics.

The research field of altmetrics analyzes these mentions of scientific outputs from various online sources, such as various social media sites, blogs, and news sites, with the purpose of gaining new insights into how this activity might be used to enhance research assessment, support open science, and demonstrate some form of societal impact. Understanding who consumes, disseminates, or discusses scientific documents online and for what reason has a profound influence on the applicability of altmetrics for research assessment. This project will analyze an extensive set of data aggregated from different online data sources and use a mixed methods approach with a combination of advanced statistics, social network analysis, and content analysis methods to examine the data.

The results of this project will help researchers, research administrators, funders, and science policy makers to better understand why and by whom their research (or the research they have funded) is being shared and discussed in different contexts and with that, give a more comprehensive and contextualized understanding of the applicability of altmetrics for research assessment. The results of this project can, besides advance altmetrics research, inform and reform the major contexts where research is being assessed by demonstrating how altmetrics can (or cannot) complement existing assessment methods and metrics. The results of this project can also have a positive impact on the society as scholars will have a greater understanding of the online visibility and the attention their work attracts, thus incentivizing them to communicate their research findings and openly share their work to wider audiences beyond academia.

Memestonks – Developing an early signal system to identify shifts in global stock market trends (2021-2022)

Memestonks – Developing an early signal system to identify shifts in global stock market trends (2021- 2022)

Funded by the Finnish Foundation for Stock Promotion, Nordea Bank Foundation, and Savings Banks Research Foundation, 2021-2022.

Research group

Senior Research Fellow Kim Holmberg (team leader)
Systems Developer Olli Jalonen

Abstract

Advances in the ability to collect and analyze tremendous amounts of data has seen an increase in efforts to develop methodology to analyze social media conversations in attempts to forecast everything from the results of presidential elections (Liu et al., 2021) to Bitcoin price trends (Cavalli & Amoretti, 2021), and from traffic patterns (Yao & Qian, 2021) to spread of influenza (Wang et al., 2020). In attempts to predict stock market trends machine learning algorithms and neural networks have been developed to analyze and combine vast amounts of numerical data about for instance stock price history and textual data from different news sources (Zhai, Hsu, & Halgamuge, 2007; Nelson, Pereira, & de Oliveira, 2017; Oncharoen & Vateekol, 2018; Awan, 2021). By combining both technical indicators and data from media these approaches have in fact with high accuracy been able to predict whether the price of a specific stock will go up or down in the near future. Another approach in predicting stock markets is to use actual data about consumer behavior. Companies such as Robin Hood provide tools for commission-free investing in stocks and in return they get real-time information about customer behavior and data about investing patterns. However, the decision to invest in certain stocks often precedes by reading other people’s recommendations and participating in online discussions. Thus, identifying and analyzing such discussion can provide even earlier signals about stock market trends and of possible rising interest towards specific stocks. In late 2020 and early 2021 the stock markets saw a sudden and unforeseen rise of certain stocks, as for instance the price of GME (see for instance https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GME/) rose from around $4 USD in August 2020 to around $20 USD in early January 2021 and peaking at almost $350 USD later in January 2021. The cause of this sudden rise in the stock price of GME was traced back to social media and specifically to a subreddit called WallStreetBets (https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/). Members of the subreddit were able to influence stock prices by creating a global movement of people buying certain stocks, causing the stock prices to rise. The aim of this project is to create an early signal system that will identify such social media discussions that may have impact on stock markets.

Completed projects

Measuring the societal impact of open science (2015-2016)

Measuring the societal impact of open science (2015-2016)

Project funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture (2015-2016)

Research group

Senior Researcher Kim Holmberg (team leader)
Postdoctoral Researcher Fereshteh Didegah
Postdoctoral Researcher Timothy D. Bowman
University Lecturer Terttu Kortelainen
Project Researcher Julia Fomin

Abstract

The most cited definition of open science probably comes from Nielsen (2011), who defined it as “the idea that scientific knowledge of all kinds should be openly shared as early as is practical in the discovery process.” Friesike and Schildhauer (2015) list the different forms or aspects of open science by interpreting the meaning of “open”. They list that the open science movement includes increased transparency of the research process (i.e. making data and tools openly available), increased collaboration by making the research process public and open for anyone to join, and efforts to make science more available to the public through 1) writing in a manner that is understandable even outside of academia, 2) including the public in the research process through “citizen science”, and 3) by ensuring open access to scientific literature. In addition to these Friesike and Schildhauer (2015) suggest that wider range of quantitative indicators of a wider range of impact can be incentivizing for researchers to make their research more accessible, adopting the open science ideology. These novel quantitative indicators of the impact that various research products have had and the attention they have received from a wider audience will be the focus of this research project as we develop methods and tools to measure the societal impact of Finnish research in Finland and beyond. This research will 1) investigate the current state of research in Finland using altmetric research methods and data, 2) develop data mining methods to capture the societal impact of Finnish research in Finland and beyond, and 3) develop novel quantitative indicators of research impact to incentivize researchers in adopting the open science movement.

Publications

List of publications

List of Publications

My Orcid profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4185-9298

A. Peer reviewed scientific articles

Journal articles

  1. Holmberg, K., Hedman, J., Bowman, T.D., Didegah, F., & Laakso, M. (2020). Do articles in open access journals have more frequent altmetrics activity than articles in subscription-based journals? An investigation of the research output of Finnish universities. Scientometrics, vol. 122, pp. 645-659. DOI : 10.1007/s11192-019-03301-x.
  2. Holmberg, K., Bowman, S., Bowman, T.D., Didegah, F., & Kortelainen, T. (2019). What is societal impact and where do altmetrics for into the question? Journal of Altmetrics, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.29024/joa.21.
  3. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T., Didegah, F., & Lehtimäki, J. (2019). The relationship between institutional factors, citation and altmetrics counts of publications from Finnish universities. Journal of Altmetrics, 2(1) p. 5. DOI: 10.29024/joa.20.
  4. Holmberg, K. & Park, H.W. (2018). An altmetric investigation of the online visibility of South Korea-based scientific journalsScientometrics (online first). DOI: 10.1007/s11192-018-2874-8.
  5. Holmberg, K. & Vainio, J. (2018). Why do some research articles receive more online attention and higher altmetrics? Reasons for online success according to the authors. Scientometrics, vol. 116, no. 1, pp. 435-447. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-018-2710-1.
  6. Didegah, F., Bowman, T.D., & Holmberg, K. (2018). On the differences between citations and altmetrics: An investigation of factors driving altmetrics vs. citations for Finnish articlesJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 832-843. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23934.
  7. Vainio, J. & Holmberg, K. (2017). Highly tweeted science articles – who tweets them? An analysis of Twitter user profile descriptions. Scientometrics, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 345-366. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-017-2368-0
  8. Vainio, J. & Holmberg, K. (2017). Tieteellisten julkaisujen verkkohuomio – “pintahörinää” vai vaikuttavuutta? Tiedepolitiikka, vol. 2.
  9. Didegah, F., Gazni, A., Bowman, T.D., & Holmberg, K. (2017). Internationality in Finnish Research: An Examination of Collaborators, Citers, Tweeters, and ReadersInformation Research, vol. 22, no. 1, March 2017.
  10. Holmberg, K., Bastubacka, J. & Thelwall, M. (2016). “@God please open your fridge!” – A content analysis of Twitter messages to @God: Hopes, humor, spirituality, and profanitiesThe Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, vol. 5, no. 2.
  11. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2016). Twitter Campaigns Around the Fifth IPCC Report: Campaign Spreading, Shared Hashtags, and Separate CommunitiesSAGE open, July-September 2016: 1–7. DOI: 10.1177/2158244016659117.
  12. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2016). Integrating and differentiating meanings in tweeting about the fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reportFirst Monday, vol. 21, no. 9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i9.6603.
  13. Eriksson-Backa, K., Holmberg, K., & Ek, S. (2016). Communicating diabetes and diets on Twitter – a semantic content analysis. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, vol. 16, no. 1. DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2016.075133.
  14. Holmberg, K., Didegah, F., Bowman, T., Bowman, S. & Kortelainen, T. (2015). Measuring the societal impact of open science – presentation of a research projectInformaatiotutkimus, vol. 34, no. 4.
  15. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2015). Gender differences in the climate change debate on Twitter. Internet Research, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 811-828. Permanent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IntR-07-2014-0179
  16. Haustein, S., Bowman, T.D., Holmberg, K., Tsou, A., Sugimoto, C.R. & Lariviére, V. (2015). Tweets as impact indicators: Examining the implications of automated “bot” accounts on Twitter. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23456.
    1. Haustein, S., Bowman, T.D., Holmberg, K., Tsou, A., Sugimoto, C.R. & Lariviére, V. (2015). Tweets as impact indicators: Examining the implications of automated “bot” accounts on Twitter. arXiv. Preprint available at: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1410/1410.4139.pdf.
  17. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., Haustein, S., & Peters, I. (2014). Astrophysicists’ Conversational Connections on Twitter. PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 8: e106086. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0106086. Available at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0106086
  18. Haustein, S., Bowman, T.D., Holmberg, K., Larivière, V., & Peters, I. (2014). Astrophysicists on Twitter: An in-depth analysis of tweeting and scientific publication behavior. Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 279-296. DOI:10.1108/AJIM-09-2013-0081. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/AJIM-09-2013-0081.
  19. Pearce, W., Holmberg, K., Hellsten, I. & Nerlich, B. (2014). Climate change on Twitter: topics, communities and conversations about the 2013 IPCC report. PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 4: e94785. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0094785. Available at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0094785.
  20. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2014). Disciplinary differences in Twitter scholarly communicationScientometrics, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 1027-1042. DOI:10.1007/s11192-014-1229-3.
  21. Thelwall, M., Tsou, A., Weingart, S., Holmberg, K. & Haustein, S. (2013). Tweeting links to academic articles. Cybermetrics, vol. 17, issue 1, paper 1. Available at http://cybermetrics.cindoc.csic.es/articles/v17i1p1.html.
  22. Holmberg, K., Tsou, A. & Sugimoto, C.R. (2013). The conceptual landscape of iSchools: Examining current research interests of faculty members. Information Research, vol. 18, no. 3. Available at http://www.informationr.net/ir/18-3/colis/paperC32.html (paper was presented at Colis 2013 conference and is also available in the proceedings of the conference).
  23. Huvila, I., Holmberg, K. Kronqvist-Berg, M., Nivakoski, O. & Widén, G. (2013). What is Librarian 2.0 – New competencies or interactive relations? A library professional viewpointJournal of Librarianship & Information Science, vol. 45, no. 3, DOI:10.1177/0961000613477122.
  24. Holmberg, K. (2012). Lessons learned from the birth and evolution of a virtual community for educatorsKnowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), vol. 4, no. 1 (Invited paper based on paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2011)).
  25. Holmberg, K. (2011). Linking to a bilingual Web spaceCOLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management, vol. 5, no. 1.
  26. Huvila, I., Holmberg, K., Ek, S. & Widén-Wulff, G. (2010). Social capital in Second Life. Online Information Review, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 295-316, DOI:10.1108/14684521011037007.
  27. Holmberg, K. (2010). Co-inlinking to a municipal Web space: A webometric and content analysisScientometrics, vol. 83, pp. 851-862 (ISSI 2009 conference special issue), DOI:10.1007/s11192-009-0148-1.
  28. Holmberg, K., Huvila, I., Kronqvist-Berg, M. & Widén-Wulff, G. (2009). What is Library 2.0?Journal of Documentation, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 668-681, DOI:10.1108/00220410910970294.
  29. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2009). Local government web sites in Finland: A geographic and webometric analysisScientometrics, vol. 79, no. 1 (ISSI 2007 conference special issue), DOI:10.1007/s11192-009-0410-6.
  30. Holmberg, K. & Huvila, I. (2008). Learning together apart: Distance education in a virtual world. First Monday, vol. 13, no. 10, 6 October 2008. Available at http://firstmonday.org/article/view/2178/2033.

Conference articles

  1. Holmberg, K. & Bowman, T.D. (2019). Google Search results as an altmetrics data source? In the Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, 2-5 September, 2019, Rome, Italy.
  2. Holmberg, K. & Vainio, J. (2017). Why do some research articles receive more online attention? Reasons for online success as measured with altmetrics. In the Proceedings of the 16th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, 16-20 October, 2017, Wuhan, China.
  3. Didegah, F., Gazni, A., Bowman, T.D., & Holmberg, K. (2016). Internationality in Finnish Research: An Examination of Collaborators, Citers, Tweeters, and Readers. CoLIS conference, 27-29 June, Uppsala, Sweden.
  4. Didegah, F., Bowman, T.D., & Holmberg, K. (2016). Increasing our understanding of altmetrics: Identifying factors that are driving both citation and altmetric counts. iConference, 2016, Philadephia, USA, 20-23 March.
  5. Holmberg, K. (2015). The different meanings and levels of impact of altmetrics. In the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and the 16th COLLNET Meeting, 26-28 November, 2015, Delhi, India.
  6. Holmberg, K. (2015). Classifying altmetrics by level of impact. In Salah, A.A., Tonta, Y., Salah, A.A.A., Sugimoto, C., & Al, U. Proceedings of the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  7. Holmberg, K. (2015). Online attention of universities in Finland: Are the bigger universities bigger online too? In Salah, A.A., Tonta, Y., Salah, A.A.A., Sugimoto, C., & Al, U. Proceedings of the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  8. Birkholz, J., Seeber, M., & Holmberg, K. (2015). Drivers of higher education institutions’ visibility: a study of UK HEIs social media use vs. organizational characteristics. In Salah, A.A., Tonta, Y., Salah, A.A.A., Sugimoto, C., & Al, U. Proceedings of the 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  9. Holmberg, K., Eriksson-Backa, K., & Ek, S. (2014). Tweeting about Diabetes and Diets – Content and Conversational Connections. In: Saranto, K, Castrén, M, Kuusela, T, Hyrynsalmi, S & Ojala, S (eds.) Safe and secure Cities. 5th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2014, Turku, Finland, August 18-20, 2014, Proceedings. Cham: Springer, 2014 (Communications in Computer and Information Science 450). Pp. 46-56.
  10. Holmberg, K. (2014). Meaning of altmetrics. In the Proceedings of the 35th IATUL conference, June 2-5, Espoo, Finland.
  11. Holmberg, K., Ketonen, T. & Brännback, M. (2013). Making Sense of Converging Media. In the Proceedings of Academic Mindtrek, October 1-4, Tampere, Finland.
  12. Holmberg, K. (2013). Discovering scholarly communication on Twitter. In the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) & 14 th Collnet meeting 2013, Tartu, Estonia.
  13. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2013). Disciplinary Differences in Selected Scholars’ Twitter Transmissions. In the Proceedings of the ASIS&T European Workshop 2013, Turku, Finland. Proceedings available at http://www.abo.fi/sitebuilder/media/29327/aew2013proceedings.pdf.
  14. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2013). Disciplinary differences in Twitter scholarly communication. In the Proceedings of 14th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics conference, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Proceedings available at http://issi2013.org/proceedings.html.
  15. Holmberg, K. (2012). Online Information Ripples – A Conceptual Model for Analyzing Information Dissemination Patterns in Social Media. In theProceedings of the 64. DGI Annual Meeting and 2nd DGI-Conference: Social Media and Web Science – The Web as a living thing. 22.-23. March, 2012, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  16. Holmberg, K. (2011). Lessons learned from the birth and evolution of a virtual community for educators. In the Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2011), Workshop on Real Education in Virtual Worlds, November 28 – December 2, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  17. Holmberg, K. (2011). Discovering shared interests through co-outlinking in a municipal web space. In the Proceedings of the 13th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics conference, 2011. Durban, Republic of South Africa.
  18. Holmberg, K. (2010). From Library 2.0 to Library 3D – Opportunities and challenges for future libraries. In Turner, C. (Ed.) Proceedings of Online Information 2010 Conference, November 30 – December 2, 2010, London, UK.
  19. Holmberg, K. (2009). Linking to a bilingual Web space. In the Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & Tenth COLLNET Meeting. 2009. Dalian, China.
  20. Holmberg, K. (2009). Co-inlinking to a municipal Web space: A webometric and content analysis. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics conference, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  21. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2007). Local government web sites in Finland: A geographic and webometric analysis. In the Proceedings of the 11th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics conference. 2007. Madrid, Spain.

Book chapters

  1. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2016). Organizational communication on Twitter: Differences between non-profit and for-profit organizations in the context of climate change. In Schmidt, C.M. (Ed.) Crossmedia-Kommunikation in kulturbedingten Handlungsräumen, pp. 305-313. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-11076-5_16
  2. Holmberg, K. (2015). Da bibliometria á altmetria. In Tarapanoff, K. (Ed.) Análise da informação. Editora Intersaberes.
  3. Holmberg, K., Haustein, S. & Beucke, D. (2015). Social Media Metrics as Indicators of Repository Impact. In Callicott, B.B., Scherer, D. & Wesolek, A. (Eds.) Making Institutional Repositories Work. Purdue University Press.
  4. Holmberg, K. (2013). Predicting the future of e-books in Finland. In DeFillippi, R. & Wikström, P. (Eds.) Business Innovation and Disruption in the Book Publishing Industry. Mediaxxi.
  5. Widén-Wulff, G., Huvila, I. & Holmberg, K. (2008). A New Participatory Context in Library 2.0 (chapter IV). In: Pagani, M. (editor) Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Second Edition, Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-60566-014-1.

Other peer reviewed conference panels, posters and abstracts

  1. Holmberg, K., & Hedman, J. (2019). Assessing Open Access advantages through relative visibility and relative receptivity. 24th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy, 28.11.2019, Reykjavik, Iceland. [Abstract]
  2. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2016). Altmetrics and universities’ research profiles. DISC conference, 8.-10. December, 2016, Daegu, South Korea. [Extended abstract]
  3. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2016). Altmetrics and research profiles for 10 universities in Finland. 3AM conference, 28.-29. September, 2016, Bukarest, Romania. [Extended abstract]
  4. Didegah, F., Bowman, T.D., & Holmberg, K. (2015). The need for more sophisticated altmetric indicators: A proposal for the categorization and development of aggregate indicators. altmetrics15 workshop, 9. October, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Extended abstract]
  5. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2015). The meaning of impact in altmetrics. altmetrics15 workshop, 9. October, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Extended abstract]
  6. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2015). Measuring the societal impact of open science. 2AM conference, 7.-8. October, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Extended abstract].
  7. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2014). Organizational communication on Twitter – Differences between non-profit and for-profit organizations in the context of climate change. EUCO conference, October 23-25, 2014, Turku, Finland. [Extended abstract]
  8. Haustein, S., Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D. & Larivière, V. (2014). Automated arXiv feeds on Twitter: On the role of bots in scholarly communication. The 19th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy, September 25-26, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland. [Extended abstract]
  9. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2014).Twitter and campaign spreading around the 5th IPCC report. To appear in the Proceedings of the Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space -conference, June 18-20, 2014, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. [Extended abstract]
  10. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2014). Analyzing the climate change debate on Twitter – content and differences between genders. To appear in the Proceedings of WebSci2014, 23-26 June, 2014, Bloomington, IN. [Refereed poster/extended abstract]
  11. Holmberg, K. (2014). The impact of retweeting. Altmetrics14 workshop at WebSci2014, 23-26 June, 2014, Bloomington, IN. [Extended abstract]
  12. Hellsten, I. & Holmberg, K. (2014). Combining network structures and meanings: Tweeting over IPCC report. Sunbelt conference, 18-23 February, 2014, St Petersburg, Florida, USA. [Extended abstract]
  13. Peters, I., Bowman, T.D., Haustein, S., & Holmberg, K. (2013). #twinkletweet: Hashtag use of astrophysicists on Twitter. ASIS&T Metrics 2013 workshop, Montreal, Canada. [Refereed extended abstract]
  14. Haustein, S., Bowman, T.D., Holmberg, K., Larivière, V., Peters, I., Sugimoto, C.R. & Thelwall, M. (2013). Empirical analyses of scientific papers and researchers on Twitter: Results of two studies. PLOS ALM Workshop 2013. [Refereed extended abstract]
  15. Garnett, A., Holmberg, K., Pikas, C., Piwowar, H., Priem, J. & Weber, N. (2011). Shaking it up: Embracing New Methods for Publishing, Finding, Discussing and Measuring our Research Output. ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 9.-12.10.2011, New Orleans, USA. [Refereed panel]
  16. Garnett, A., Holmberg, K., Pikas, C., Piwowar, H., Priem, J. & Weber, N. (2011). Shaken and Stirred: ASIS&T 2011 Attendee Reactions to Shaking It Up: Embracing New Methods for Publishing, Finding, Discussing and Measuring Our Research Output. ASIS&T Annual Meeting, 9.-12.10.2011, New Orleans, USA. [Refereed poster]
  17. Holmberg, K. & Hellqvist, B. (2009). The Nordic Landscape of LIS research: A Co-word Analysis of Research in Three Nordic Countries. In theProceedings of the 12th International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics conference, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [Refereed poster]
  18. Widén-Wulff, G., Huvila, I., Holmberg, K., Kronqvist-Berg, M. & Nivakoski, O. (2008). Challenges of Implementing 2.0 Technologies. Internet Librarian International 2008, 16.-17.10.2008, London, UK. [Refereed abstract]
  19. Holmberg, K. (2008). Facebook me! – Online social networking as part of libraries’ web presence? Creating Knowledge V -conference. 20.-22.8.2008, Turku, Finland. [Refereed abstract]
  20. Huvila, I. & Holmberg, K. (2008). New dimension of training and education – the Second Life virtual world. ITK 2008 conference, 17.4.2008 Hämeenlinna, Finland. [Refereed abstract]
  21. Huvila, I. & Holmberg, K. (2008). Social Capital in the virtual world of Second Life. Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Community, Rethinking Place. 16.-18.10.2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Refereed abstract]
  22. Holmberg, K & Huvila, I. (2007). The Second Life of library and information science education: learning together apart. ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, WI, USA. [Refereed poster]

B. Non peer reviewed scientific articles

Journal articles

  1. Holmberg, Kim (2011). Den första ISSOME-konferensen. Informaatiotutkimus, vol. 30, no. 3-4. Available online athttp://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/inf/article/view/4703.
  2. Holmberg, Kim (2010). Webometrisk nätverksanalys (väitösluento). Informaatiotutkimus, vol. 29, no. 1. Available online athttp://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/inf/article/view/2718/2490.

Book chapters

  1. Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (2012), Preface, in Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (Eds.) Social Information Research (Library and Information Science, Volume 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.xv. DOI: 10.1108/S1876-0562(2012)0000005002.
  2. Holmberg, K. (2010). Web Impact Factors – A significant contribution to webometric research. In: Larsen, B., Schneider, J.W. & Åström, F. (Eds.).The Janus Faced Scholar – A Festschrift in Honour of Peter Ingwersen, pp. 127-134. Available online at http://www.issi-society.info/peteringwersen/pif_online.pdf.
  3. Huvila, I. & Holmberg, K. (2008). Kirjastot virtuaalimaailmassa. In: Holma, A. & Punelpuro, N. (Eds.). Mahdollisuuksien ikkunoita, Turun ammattikorkeakoulun oppimateriaaleja 40, pp. 236-257.

Other conference panels, posters and abstracts

  1. Holmberg, K. (2010). Virtual Information Spaces. Research workshop: Making Sense of Virtual Worlds and User Driven Innovation, 7.-9.6.2010, Magleaas, Denmark. [Poster]
  2. Holmberg, K. (2008). Libraries in Second Life. Library 2.0 – a participatory future? -international symposium, 3.-4.4.2008, Turku, Finland. [Abstract].
  3. Holmberg, K. (2006). Hyperlink networks and linking behavior in Finland. 11th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy, 28.-29.9.2006, Oslo, Norway. [Workshop paper]
  4. Holmberg, K. (2006). Web links as an information source: use of links in municipal websites in the region of Finland Proper and their usefulness for mapping cooperation and networks. NORSLIS Road show: Studying the web and its use, 30.-31.3.2006 Tallinn, Estonia. [Workshop paper]

C. Scientific books

  1. Holmberg, K. (2015). Altmetrics for Information Professionals – Past, Present and Future. Chandos Publishing.
  2. Widén, G. & Holmberg, K. (Eds.) (2012). Social Information Research. Library and Information Science Series, vol. 5. Emerald.
  3. Huvila, I., Holmberg, K. & Kronqvist-Berg, M. (Eds.) (2011). Information Science and Social Media. Proceedings of the International Conference of Information Science and Social Media ISSOME2011, August 24-26. Åbo/Turku, Finland. Available athttp://issuu.com/informationsvetenskap/docs/issome2011?e=3776518/2711388. ISSN 2242-0495.
  4. Holmberg, K. (2009). Webometric Network Analysis – mapping cooperation and geopolitical connections between local government administration on the Web. Dissertation. Åbo: Åbo Akademi UP, 2009. (Available online at http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-765-511-8). 

D. Publications for the professional community

Research reports

  1. Holmberg, K. (2017). How to use altmetrics in the context of Open Science. Policy Support Facility (PSF), Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Open Science: Altmetrics and Rewards, European Commission, 2017.
  2. Holmberg, K. (2017). Different types of Altmetrics. Policy Support Facility (PSF), Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Open Science: Altmetrics and Rewards, European Commission, 2017.

Books

  1. Holmberg, K., Huvila, I., Kronqvist-Berg, M., Nivakoski, O. & Widén-Wulff, G. (2009). Bibliotek 2.0: Deltagarkultur i förändring. BTJ Finland, 2009. In Swedish. (English title: Library 2.0: Changing culture of participation).
  2. Holmberg, K., Huvila, I., Kronqvist-Berg, M., Nivakoski, O. & Widén-Wulff, G. (2009). Kirjasto 2.0: Muuttuvan osallistumisen kulttuuri. BTJ Finland, 2009. In Finnish. (English title: Library 2.0: Changing culture of participation).

Domestic publications

  1. Holmberg, K. (2011). Från Informationssamhälle till Rekommendationssamhälle. Ikaros, vol. 8, no. 2 [article about the shift from an information society to recommendation society].
  2. Holmberg, K. (2011). Virtuaalimaailmat tulossa jo nurkan takana. SeOPPI, vol. 1, 2011 [article about education in virtual worlds].
  3. Holmberg, K. (2009). Virtuell kommunikation och 3D-världar. Kielijelppi, 2009 [article about virtual communication and 3D virtual worlds].
  4. Holmberg, K. (2009). Maata näkyvissä! Suomalaiset oppilaitokset virtuaalista maata valloittamassa. Näkökulma – Suomen Virtuaaliyliopiston julkaisu, syyskuu 2009 [article about Finnish organisations in the virtual world of Second Life].
  5. Holmberg, K. (2009). Land i sikte! Finländska organisationer erövrar mark i den virtuella världen Second Life. Synvinklar – Tidskriften för Finlands Virtuella Universitet, september 2009 [article about Finnish organisations in the virtual world of Second Life].
  6. Holmberg, K. (2009). EduFinland – Suomalaiset oppilaitokset Second Lifessa. SeOPPI, vol. 1, 2009 [article about Finnish schools and universities in the virtual world of Second Life].
  7. Holmberg, K. & Huvila, I. (2008). Oppimisen kolmas ulottuvuus – Second Lifen mahdollisuudet opetuskäytössä. SeOPPI, vol. 1, 2008 [article about educational possibilities of virtual worlds].
  8. Holmberg, K. (2007). Åbo Akademin liiketaloustieteiden professoreiden vaikuttavuus [research report, an analysis using webometric methods of the impact of the professors at the Department of Business Studies and the Department of Information Technology at Åbo Akademi].
  9. Holmberg, K. (2007). Second Life – synteettisen maailman mahdollisuuksia. SeOPPI, vol. 2, 2007 [article about educational possibilities of virtual worlds].
  10. Holmberg, K. (2007). Second Life, bibliotekariens andra liv. Bibban (Finlands svenska biblioteksförenings medlemstidning), vol. 2, 2007 (article about libraries in virtual worlds).
  11. Holmberg, K. (2005). Comparing research in the fields of communication and information studies – a content analysis [research report, a co-word analysis of the publications in the fields of communication and information studies in Finland].

E. Theses

  1. Holmberg, K. (2009). Webometric Network Analysis – mapping cooperation and geopolitical connections between local government administration on the Web. Dissertation. Åbo: Åbo Akademi UP, 2009. (Available online at http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-765-511-8).
  2. Holmberg, K. (2004). Folkhälsoinstitutets forskares informationssökningsbeteende och informationstjänstens roll. Pro gradu. [Master’s thesis about the information seeking behaviour of researchers at the National Health Institute in Finland]

Upcoming and earlier talks

List of upcoming and earlier talks

Talks

Upcoming talks


Earlier keynote lectures


Earlier talks and organized workshops


  1. Altmetrics and new forms of scholarly communication13th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 8.-9.12.2019, Berlin, Germany.
  2. Assessing Open Access advantages through relative visibility and relative receptivity. Together with Juha Hedman. 24th Nordic Workshop on Bibliometric and Research Policy 2019, 28.11.2019, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  3. Vad vet Google, Facebook, Instagram och andra sociala medier om mig? Säkerhet i sociala medier. 21.11.2019, Kemiö, Finland.
  4. Altmetriikka ja avoin tiedeInformaatioalan akateemiset ry:n Kirjamessuseminaari 2019, 25.10.2019, Helsinki, Finland.
  5. New forms of scholarly communication and altmetrics4th CANTATA meeting – EU COST Action CA-15117, 10.10.2019, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  6. Google Search results as an altmetrics data source?. Together with Timothy D. Bowman. 17th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics conference, 2.-5.9.2019, Rome, Italy.
  7. Att vara säker och smart på webben. Regional State Administrative Agencies, 10.4.2019, Turku, Finland.
  8. Risker och möjligheter med sociala medie. All digital week, 26.3.2019, Mariehamn, Finland.
  9. Att vara säker på webben. 19.3.2019, Kimito, Finland.
  10. Att vara säker och smart på webben. Regional State Administrative Agencies, 12.2.2019, Vaasa, Finland.
  11. Att utvärdera forskning – från bibliometri till altmetri. 28.11.2018, Umeå, Sweden.
  12. MLE on Open Science. EC-BE Open Science conference, 21.11.2018, Brussels, Belgium.
  13. Att vara säker och smart på webben. Regional State Administrative Agencies, 23.10.2018, Helsinki, Finland.
  14. Altmetrics in research evaluation. Natural Resources Institute Finland, 4.10.2018, Turku, Finland.
  15. Open Science, Altmetrics and Rewards, at University of Camerino, 28.9.2018, Camerino, Italy.
  16. Holmberg, K. & Bowman, T.D. (2018). Collecting research data from Twitter’s public APIs: A comparison between the Search API and the Sample APIaltmetrics18, 25.9.2018, London, UK.
  17. Interactive round table on Open Science and Research MetricsEuroscience Open Forum in Toulouse, France, in July 9-14, 2018.
  18. Säker och smart på webben (English title: Being safe and smart online), 18.4.2018, Ekenäs, Finland.
  19. Changing Scholarly Communication and Altmetrics at the OECD Global Science Forum (GSF) – NESTI Workshop in Paris, France, in April 9, 2018.
  20. Säker och smart på webben (English title: Being safe and smart online), 23.11.2017, Loviisa, Finland.
  21. Säker och smart på webben (English title: Being safe and smart online), 16.12.2017, Ekenäs, Finland.
  22. Säker och smart på webben (English title: Being safe and smart online), 2.11.2017, Turku, Finland.
  23. Sinun digitaalinen jalanjälkesi – fiksusti verkossa (English title: Your digital footprint – being smart online, Digitaalisen oppimisen seminaari, 2.11.2017, Helsinki, Finland.
  24. Why do some research articles receive more online attention? Reasons for online success16th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics conference, 16-20.10.2017, Wuhan, China.
  25. Altmetrics – evidence of societal impact of science or just buzz? Forskningens genomslag utanför akademin, 22.5.2017, Stockholm, Sweden.
  26. Social media as a science communication too and altmetrics as an impact metric, Scientists in Social Media – What’s the point? -workshop organized by the Academy of Finland, 11.5.2017, Helsinki, Finland.
  27. Miten tutkimuksen laatu näkyy? -työpaja (together with Anu Nuutinen), Avoimuuden Pyöreä Pöytä, 10.5.2017, Helsinki, Finland.
  28. Altmetrics – What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Need to Know, Bibliometriikkaseminaari, December 16, 2016, Helsinki, Finland.
  29. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2016). Altmetrics and universities’ research profiles. DISC conference, 8.-10. December, 2016, Daegu, South Korea. [Extended abstract]
  30. The disconnection between ranking of journals by usage and price. Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics, October 3, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  31. Open Access advantage? An altmetric analysis of Finnish research publications. SIG-MET, October 14, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  32. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2016). Altmetrics and research profiles for 10 universities in Finland. 3AM conference, 28.-29. September, 2016, Bukarest, Romania. [Extended abstract]
  33. Altmetrics – a brief introduction, ERASMUS Staff exchange. June 8, 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland.
  34. Lyhyt johdatus altmetriikkaan, SYN webinaari. February 24, 2016.
  35. Holmberg, K. (2015). The different meanings and levels of impact of altmetrics. 11th WIS conference, 26.-28. November, 2015, Delhi, India.
  36. Project presentation, Avoimen tieteen foorumi, 11. November, 2015, Tampere, Finland.
  37. Holmberg, K. (2015). Tutkimuksesta käytäntöön. Miten yhteiskunnallisen arvioinnin mittareita tutkitaan? Tieteessä tapahtuu -foorumi:Mitä mittaat, sitä saat? Tutkimuksen yhteiskunnallisen vaikuttavuuden arvioimisesta, 20. October, 2015, Helsinki, Finland.
  38. Altmetrics workshop,  Bibliometriikkaseminaari, 16. October, 2015, Helsinki, Finland.
  39. Holmberg, K. (2015). Measuring the societal impact of open science, Bibliometriikkaseminaari, 16. October, 2015, Helsinki, Finland.
  40. Didegah, F., Bowman, T.D., & Holmberg, K. (2015). The need for more sophisticated altmetric indicators: A proposal for the categorization and development of aggregate indicatorsaltmetrics15 workshop, 9. October, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  41. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2015). The meaning of impact in altmetricsaltmetrics15 workshop, 9. October, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  42. Holmberg, K., Bowman, T.D., & Didegah, F. (2015). Measuring the societal impact of open science2AM conference, 7.-8. October, 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  43. Birkholz, J., Seeber, M. & Holmberg, K. (2015). Drivers of higher education institutions’ visibility: a study of UK HEIs social media use vs. organizational characteristics. Talk delivered on 1 July, 2015, at the ISSI2015 conference.
  44. Holmberg, K. (2015). Online attention of universities in Finland: Are the bigger universities bigger online too? Talk delivered on 2 July, 2015, at the ISSI2015 conference.
  45. Holmberg, K. (2015). Aggregation by the level of impact in altmetrics Ignite talk delivered on 2 July, 2015, at the ISSI2015 conference.
  46. Altmetriikka ja avoimen tieteen vaikuttavuuden mittarit, ITYn kevätseminaari, 30.5.2015, Helsinki, Finland.
  47. Altmetriikka – tieteellisen toiminnan vaikuttavuuden vaihtoehtoiset indikaattorit, Avoin tiede – ylikirjastonhoitaja Päivi Kytömäen juhlaseminaari, 8.5.2015, Oulu, Finland. [Slides]
  48. Hur IKT förändrar skolan och undervisningen,  Jakobstad, 19.3.2015
  49. @God please let me win the lottery tonite – Is God answering on Twitter? Helsinki, 22.1.2015
  50. Hur IT förändrar skolan, Tammerfors, 30.10.2014.
  51. Sociala medier i undervisning – Möjligheter och hotbilder, Jakobstad, 23.10.2014.
  52. Om visualisering av information, marknadsföring, sociala medier som viktiga kanaler, Tammerfors, 13.10.2014.
  53. Hur IKT förändrar skolan, Pargas, 11.10.2014.
  54. Sosiaalisen median lyhyt historia ja pitkä tulevaisuus, #Hashlaatko? seminaari, Turun kaupunginkirjasto, 24.9.2014. [video]
  55. Holmberg, K. (2014). Meaning of altmetrics, presentation at the 35th IATUL conference June 2-5, Espoo, Finland.
  56. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2014). Analyzing the climate change debate on Twitter – content and differences between genders. To appear in the Proceedings of WebSci2014, 23-26 June, 2014, Bloomington, IN.
  57. Holmberg, K. (2014). The impact of retweeting. Altmetrics14 workshop at WebSci2014, 23-26 June, 2014, Bloomington, IN.
  58. Twitter and campaign spreading around the 5th IPCC report, presentation at the Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space -conference June 18-20, 2014, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  59. Holmberg, K. & Hellsten, I. (2014). Combining network structures and meanings: Tweeting over the IPCC report. Sunbelt 2014 conference, 18-23 February, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida, USA. [Slides]
  60. Conducting Twitter Research, an ASIS&T webinar in December 2013. [Slides]
  61. Holmberg, K. (2013). Discovering scholarly communication on Twitter. In the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics, and Scientometrics (WIS) & 14 th Collnet meeting 2013, Tartu, Estonia.
  62. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2013). Disciplinary Differences in Twitter Scholarly Communication. @ ISSI 2013, 15.-19.7.2013, Vienna, Austria.
  63. Invited talk about social media, 6.6.2013, Tampere, Finland.
  64. Holmberg, K. & Thelwall, M. (2013). Disciplinary Differences in Selected Scholars’ Twitter Transmissions. @ ASIS&T European Workshop, 5.6.2013, Turku, Finland.
  65. Invited talk: “Learning together apart: Online virtual worlds in education”, @ Fifth All-Russian Innovation Convention, at Skolkovo Hypercube, 18.12.2012, Moscow, Russia.
  66. Guest lecture about webometrics and informetrics, @ University of Oulu, 13.11.2012, Oulu, Finland.
  67. Sociala medier i marknadsföring, 8.11.2012, Mariehamn, Åland.
  68. Invited to attend a panel discussion “E-learning as a new philosophy of education”, @ Open Innovations. Moscow international forum for innovative development, 2.11.2012, Moscow, Russia.
  69. Guest lecture about social media, @ CLL/ÅA, 12.10.2012, Åbo, Finland.
  70. Intensive course on Information Literacy, Health Information and Social Media, 17-21.9.2012, @ University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.
  71. What are they saying about us? Customer monitoring in social media, @ EDGE seminar, 4.5.2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  72. Sociala medier i marknadsföring -workshop, 12.4.2012, Mariehamn, Åland.
  73. E-kirja, sosiaalinen media ja kirjastot (English title: E-book, social media, and libraries), @ Talentum Events – Kirjastopalvelut, 28.3.2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  74. Holmberg, K. (2012). Online Information Ripples – A conceptual model for analyzing information dissemination patterns in social media.Proceedings of the 2nd DGI Conference: Social media & Web Science – The Web as a Living Space, March 22. – 23., 2012, Duesseldorf, Germany. [Pre-print]
  75. Sociala medier – möjligheter och hotbilder, @ Tehy, 17.3.2012, Helsingfors, Finland.
  76. Sosiaalisen median mahdollisuudet ja uhkakuvat (English title: Possibilities and threats of social media), @ Ikääntyvien yliopisto, 6.3.2012, Vaasa, Finland.
  77. Holmberg, K. (2011). Lessons learned from the birth and evolution of a virtual community for educators. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2011), workshop on Real Education in Virtual Worlds, November 28 – December 2, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand. [Pre-print]
  78. Webometrics workshop, 24.11.2011, Lund, Sweden.
  79. Sociala medier: verktyg för undervisning och studier (English title: Social media: tools for teaching and learning), 8.11.2011, Helsinki, Finland.
  80. Sosiaalisen median mahdollisuuksia ja uhkakuvia (English title: Social media: Possibilities and threats), 7.11.2011, Kotka, Finland.
  81. Sosiaalisen median mahdollisuuksia ja uhkakuvia kirjastoissa (English title: Social media: Possibilities and threats for libraries), @ Sosiaalinen media ja kirjastot-seminaari, 22.9.2011, Mikkeli, Finland.
  82. Garnett, A., Holmberg, K., Pikas, C., Piwowar, H., Priem, J. & Weber, N. (2011). Shaken and Stirred: ASIS&T 2011 Attendee Reactions to Shaking It Up: Embracing New Methods for Publishing, Finding, Discussing and Measuring Our Research OutputASIS&T Annual Meeting, 9.-12.10.2011, New Orleans, USA. [Refereed poster]
  83. Garnett, A., Holmberg, K., Pikas, C., Piwowar, H., Priem, J. & Weber, N. (2011). Shaking it up: Embracing New Methods for Publishing, Finding, Discussing and Measuring our Research OutputASIS&T Annual Meeting, 9.-12.10.2011, New Orleans, USA. [Refereed panel]
  84. ISSOME2011, Information Science and Social Media – international conference, 24.-26.8.2011, Turku, Finland.
  85. E-kirjojen tulevaisuus ja sosiaalisen median mahdollisuudet (English title: Future of e-books and the possibilities of social media), @ HansaBook-seminaari, 23.8.2011, Helsinki, Finland.
  86. Discovering shared interests through co-outlinking in a municipal web space @ ISSI 2011 conference, 4.-8.7.2011, Durban, South Africa.
  87. Sosiaalinen media opetus-, nuoriso- ja kirjastotoimen henkilöstön työssä @ Luentosarja sosiaalisesta mediasta, 24.5.2011, Lapua, Finland.
  88. Kirjastot ja sosiaalinen media: Mitä? Miksi? Miten? (English title: Libraries and social media: What? Why? How?). @ Library Top Management Forum: Muuttuva Johtajuus ja Uudet Osaamistarpeet, 19.5.2011, Turku, Finland.
  89. Kirjastot ja sosiaalinen media – käynnissä olevat tutkimushankkeet (English title: Libraries and social media – ongoing research projects), together with Susanna Nykyri and Maria Kronqvist-berg @ ITYn kevätseminaari, 18.5.2011, Helsinki, Finland.
  90. Kurkistus Second Life -virtuaalimaailmaan (English title: A look at the virtual world of Second Life). @ Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu, 17.5.2011, Turku, Finland.
  91. Att vara “ung” på webben – Möjligheter och hotbilder i sociala medier (English title: To be “young” on the Web – Possibilities and threats in social media) @ Nordisk nätverkskonferens – Utvecklingsstörning och psykisk hälsa, 12.5.2011, Naantali, Finland.
  92. Sosiaalinen Media – Mitä? Miksi? Miten? (English title: Social media – What? Why? How?), @ eTiedon seminaari, 7.4.2011, Turku, Finland.
  93. Virtual worlds in education and in promoting good health, presentation for Hyvinvointiverkosto, 15.12.2010, Helsinki, Finland.
  94. Guest lecture about social network analysis and webometrics, @ University of Oulu, 14.12.2010, Oulu, Finland.
  95. Social media – opportunities and challenges, presentation @ Folkhälsan, 26.11.2010, Helsinki, Finland.
  96. Social media – opportunities and challenges for libraries, presentation @ Lappeenrannan maakuntakirjasto, 19.11.2010, Lappeenranta, Finland.
  97. Social media best practice, presentation @ the Union of Baltic Cities, 10.11.2010, Turku, Finland.
  98. Social media best practice x 3, (three guest presentations about social media), 27.10.2010, Vasa, Finland.
  99. Learning and research in Second Life -workshop, Internet Research 11.0 conference, 20.10.2010, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  100. Prospects of learning in Second Life -conference, @ arranged by the Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University, 14.-15.10.2010, Turku, Finland.
  101. Intensive course: Knowledge management, libraries and social media, 4.-8.10.2010, Windhoek, Namibia.
  102. Sociala medier i bibliotek (English title: Social media in libraries), 17.9.2010, Mariehamn, Finland.
  103. Smultronställen i sociala medier (English title: Social media best practice), 15.9.2010, Karis, Finland.
  104. Användningen av sociala medier i journalism (English title: The use of social media in journalism), @ Publicistförbundets Hangöseminarium, 20.8.2010, Hangö, Finland.
  105. Hyvinvoinnin edistämistä virtuaalisessa maailmassa (English title: Promoting well-being in a virtual world), @ Hyvinvointiverkoston kokous, 17.8.2010, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  106. Research workshop: Making Sense of Virtual Worlds and User Driven Innovation, 7.-9.6.2010, Magleaas, Denmark.
  107. From Library 2.0 to Library 3D – Opportunities and challenges for future librarians, Gaming and Web 2.0 – New challenges for librarians -seminar, 20.5.2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
  108. Va´då sociala medier? Korsholms vuxeninstitut, 10.5.2010, Korsholm, Finland.
  109. Framgångsrik strategi för sociala medier (English title: Successful strategies for social media), Folkhälsan, 28.4.2010, Helsinki, Finland.
  110. Library 2.0 symposium, Organized by Library 2.0 research group at Åbo Akademi, 15.-16.4.2010, Turku, Finland.
  111. Tulevaisuuden oppimisympäristöt (English title: Learning environments of the future). Kielitaituri hankkeen seminaari, 16.4.2010, Raisio, Finland.
  112. Sociala medier och virtuella världar: möjligheter och hotbilder (English title: Social media and virtual worlds: possibilities and threats).Svenska Kulturfondens Organisationskonferens, 12.3.2010, Tampere, Finland.
  113. Sosiaalinen media elinkeinopolitiikan toteuttamisessa (English title: Social media as part of economic development policies). Turku Region Development Centre, 9.3.2010, Turku, Finland.
  114. Vad är Bibliotek 2.0? En kvalitativ analys (English title: What is Library 2.0? A qualitative analysis). Informaatiolukutaito elinikäiseksi taidoksi-seminaari, 11.2.2010, Turku, Finland.
  115. Virtuaaliopetusta virtuaalisessa maailmassa (English title: Virtual education in a virtual world). Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu, Jobstep.netin kehittämisseminaari, 10.2.2010, Lahti, Finland.
  116. Public defence of my PhD titled: Webometric Network Analysis – Mapping Cooperation and Geopolitical Connections between Local Government Administration on the Web, 4.12.2009, Turku, Finland.
  117. Second Life -workshop @ University of Lapland, 30.10.2009, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  118. Second Life -workshop @ Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu, 29.10, 2009, Pori, Finland.
  119. Learning and Research in Second Life workshop -workshop Organized by Kim Holmberg, Isto Huvila and Terry Beaubois @ Internet Research 10.0 conference, 7.10.2009, Milwaukee, USA
  120. Sociala medier och biblioteket (slides), presentation for Åbo Akademi University Library, 30.9.2009, Turku, Finland
  121. Linking to a bilingual Web space @ Fifth International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) & Tenth COLLNET Meeting, 13.-16.9.2009, Dalian, China
  122. Bibliotek i Second Life – vad biblioteken gör i virtuella världar? @ Finlands svenska biblioteksförenings konferens, 10.-11.9.2009, Turku, Finland
  123. Bibliotek 2.0 – synlighet i online sociala nätverk (English title: Library 2.0 – visibility in online social networking sites) @ Finlands svenska biblioteksförenings konferens, 10.-11.9.2009, Turku, Finland
  124. Co-inlinking to a municipal Web space: A webometric and content analysis (full paper) @ ISSI conference, 14.-17.7.2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  125. The Nordic Landscape of LIS research: A Co-word Analysis of Research in Three Nordic Countries (poster) @ ISSI conference, 14.-17.7.2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  126. Työtä vai huvia? Kirjallisuuden maailma Second Lifessa (English title: Work or entertainment? The world of literature in Second Life) 5.-6.6.2009, Kouvola, Finland
  127. Sosiaalinen media ja web 2.0 (English title: Social media and web 2.0) @ Raja- ja merivartiokoulu, 20.5.2009, Turku, Finland
  128. Workshop on social media 12.5.2009, Mariehamn, Finland
  129. Talk about learning in virtual worlds @ Huippuosaaminen ja innovaatiot- seminar organized by Skills Finland ry., 5.-7.5.2009, m/s Silja Symphony, Finland
  130. Kirjasto 2.0 – sosiaalinen media kirjastoissa (English title: Library 2.0 – social media in libraries) 24.4.2009, Kokkola, Finland
  131. Miten Second Lifessa voi oppia? (English title: How can you learn in Second Life?) @ ITK konferenssi, 23.4.2009, Hämeenlinna, Finland
  132. Oppiminen Second Lifessa -työpaja (English title: Learning in Second Life -workshop) @ ITK konferenssi, 22.4.2009, Hämeenlinna, Finland
  133. Social media in education -workshop, 7.3.2009, Karjaa, Finland
  134. Kirjasto 2.0 ja 3D – kirjastot sosiaalisissa verkostoissa ja virtuaalisissa maailmoissa (English title: Library 2.0 and 3D – libraries in social networking sites and virtual worlds) 5.3.2009, Hämeenlinna, Finland
  135. Pathways to virtual libraries of the future @ Turku City Library, 25.2.2009, Turku, Finland
  136. Library 2.0 workshop 20.2.2009, Pietarsaari, Finland
  137. Second Life workshop 2.12.2008, Leppävaara, Finland
  138. Oppiminen eri maailmoissa – Mitä Second Lifessa voi oppia? (English title: Learning in different worlds – What can you learn in Second Life?) @Valtakunnalliset virtuaaliopetuksen päivät 2008 – virittäjien ja virtuoosien kohtauspaikka, 25.-26.11.2008, Helsinki, Finland
  139. NORSLIS Ph.D. Conference 2008: Themes of LIS – research (no presentation nor talk, just participation) @ Royal School of Library and Information Science, 24.-25.11.2008, Copenhagen, Denmark
  140. Bibliotek 2.0 workshop (English title: Library 2.0 workshop), 21.11.2008, Turku, Finland
  141. Kirjasto 2.0:sta Kirjasto 3D:hen – Ajankohtaista kirjastoalan tutkimuksessa (English title: from Library 2.0 to Library 3D – Current research in LIS) 20.11.2008, Helsinki, Finland
  142. Kirjasto 2.0 ja 3D – kirjastot sosiaalisissa verkostoissa ja virtuaalisissa maailmoissa (English title: Library 2.0 and 3D – libraries in social networking sites and virtual worlds) 19.11.2008, Porvoo, Finland
  143. Second Life workshop 11.11.2008, Leppävaara, Finland
  144. Virtuaalimaailmojen lisäarvo koulutuksessa (English title: Added value of virtual worlds in training and education) @ Digital Competence and Learning conference, 4.-5.11.2008, Hämeenlinna, Finland.
  145. Sosiaalinen median yritysten näkökulmasta (English title: Social media from a business point of view) @ Yrityksen verkkotietoiskut 2008, 30.10.2008, Turku, Finland
  146. Social Capital in Second Life virtual world Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Community, Rethinking Place, 15.-18.10.2008, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  147. Session A202 – Challenges of Implementing 2.0 Technologies Library 2.0 research group, Department of Information Studies, Åbo Akademi @Internet Librarian International 2008, 16.-17.10.2008, London, UK
  148. Experiences of education in virtual worlds Designing for learning in Virtual Worlds seminar at Roskilde University, 13.10.2008, Roskilde, Denmark.
  149. Virtuaalipilkkimistä vai aktiivista osallistumista? Second Life opetuskäytössä (English title: Virtual napping or active participating? Education in Second Life) @ Pedagogisia verkkoja kokemassa -seminar, 9.–10.10.2008, Turku, Finland
  150. Avattaren kiitoa, mielen liitoa – Second Life oppimisympäristönä (English title: Flight of the avatar, flight of the mind – Second Life as a learning environment) @ Mobiili oppiminen ja simulaatiot ammatillisessa opetuksessa -seminaari ja työpaja, 30.9.2008, Hämeenlinna, Finland
  151. From Library 2.0 to Library 3D – Pathways to libraries of tomorrow University of Western Cape, 10.9.2008, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
  152. Facebook me! – Online social networking as part of libraries’ web presence? Creating Knowledge V -conference, 20.-22.8.2008, Turku, Finland
  153. From Library 2.0 to Library 3D – perspectives of virtual libraries of tomorrow @ Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, 16.7.2008, Wolverhampton, UK
  154. Educational possibilities of virtual worlds @ IT-Peda, eRappu, 30.5.2008, Turku, Finland
  155. Teaching and Learning in Second Life – TO03 workshop @ PedaForum 2008, 21.-22.5.2008, Turku, Finland
  156. Avatarit kirjastonhoitajina – kirjastot Second Lifessa (English title: Avatars as librarians – libraries in Second Life) @ Opiskelijakirjaston 150-vuotisjuhlaseminaari, 12.5.2008, Helsinki, Finland
  157. Gemensam kursblogg eller studerandens egna bloggar? – WordPress Mu som verktyg för läraren. (English title: Courseblog or individual studentblogs? – WordPress Mu as a tool for the teacher) @ VIII Miniconference on course development, organized by the Learning Center in Åbo, 25.4.2008, Turku, Finland
  158. Kirjasto 2.0:sta Kirjasto 3D:hen – näkökulmia tulevaisuuden virtuaalisiin kirjastoihin (English title: From Library 2.0 to Library 3D – perspectives of virtual libraries of the future) @ Kirjasto ON, BTJ Finland Oy, 23.4.2008, Helsinki, Finland
  159. Polkuja Internetin tulevaisuuteen – Second Life opetuskäytössä (English title: Paths to the future of Internet – using Second Life in education)@ Theme seminar: “Mediadiary, Second life and Facebook”, ITK 2008 conference, 18.4.2008 Hämeenlinna, Finland
  160. New dimension of training and education – the Second Life virtual world ITK 2008 conference, 17.4.2008 Hämeenlinna, Finland
  161. Opettaminen ja oppiminen Second Lifessa -työpaja (program). (English title: Training and education in the Second Life virtual world -workshop) @ ITK 2008 conference, 16.4.2008 Hämeenlinna, Finland
  162. Sähköisen kaupankäynnin opetusta virtuaalimaailma Second Lifessa (English title: Business education in the virtual world of Second Life) @Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education, 14.4.2008, Helsinki, Finland
  163. Second Life – en ny dimension i högre utbildning? -workshop (English title: Second Life – a new dimension in higher education? -workshop) @Emerging pieces in the education puzzle -conference, 8.-9.4.2008, Skellefteå, Sweden
  164. Bloggar i undervisning och inlärning -halv dags workshop (English title: Blogging in education -half day workshop) @ Social Media -lecture series, arranged by Centre for Continuing Education at Åbo Akademi University, 7.4.2008, Karjaa, Finland
  165. Virtuella världar i undervisningen -halv dags workshop (English title: Virtual worlds in education -half day workshop) @ Social Media -lecture series, arranged by Centre for Continuing Education at Åbo Akademi University, 7.4.2008, Karjaa, Finland
  166. Library 2.0 – a participatory future? -international seminar Organized by Library 2.0 – a new participatory context -research project at theDepartment of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi @ Library 2.0 – a new participatory context, 3.-4.4.2008, Turku, Finland
  167. Library 2.0 in Second LifeLibrary 2.0 – a participatory future? -international seminar, organized by Library 2.0 – a new participatory context -research project at the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi, 3.-4.4.2008, Turku, Finland
  168. Library 2.0, a pre-seminar workshop Library 2.0 – a new participatory context –research project, 3.4.2008, Turku, Finland
  169. Virtuaalimaailma Second Life opetuksessa: haasteita ja mahdollisuuksia (English title: The virtual world of Second Life in education – challenges and opportunities) “An afternoon of Web-based learning” @ University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science, 1.4.2008, Helsinki, Finland
  170. Second Life -työpaja (English title: Second Life -workshop) @ CIP Worklab, 13.12.2007, Turku, Finland
  171. Kirjasto 2.0 (English title: Library 2.0) @ Turun Kaupunginkirjasto, 11.12.2007, Turku, Finland
  172. Bibliometriikka (BibExcel) ja webometriikka -luento ja harjoituksia (English title: Bibliometrics (BibExcel) and webometrics -lecture and exercises) 29.11.2007, Oulu, Finland
  173. Kirjasto 2.0 – Katsaus sosiaalisen median käyttöön kirjastoissa sekä Second Lifen tuomiin mahdollisuuksiin(English title: Library 2.0 – social media in libraries and the possibilities of Second Life virtual world) @ CIP Worklab -projektin loppuseminaari. 23.11.2007, Turku, Finland
  174. Second Life ja sen hyödyntäminen opetuksessa -työpaja (English title: Second Life in education -workshop) @ SMOOT – Sosiaalinen media opetuksen ja oppimisen tukena -projektin seminaari, 21.-22.11.2007, Kuopio, Finland
  175. Avatarit opiskelijoina: kokemuksia virtuaalimaailma Second Lifen käytöstä opetuksessa (English title: Avatars as students: experiences of using Second Life in education) SMOOT – Sosiaalinen media opetuksen ja oppimisen tukena -projektin seminaari, 21.-22.11.2007, Kuopio, Finland
  176. Web 2.0 kirjastomaailmassa -työpaja (English title: Library 2.0 workshop) arranged by CIP Worklab, 9.11.2007, Turku, Finland
  177. e-Learning virtuaalimaailma Second Lifessa – kokemuksia ja mahdollisuuksia (English title: e-Learning in Second Life – experiences and possibilities) @ Digital competence and learning – DCL conference 30.-31.10.2007 Hämeenlinna, Finland
  178. Web 2.0 pk-yritysten näkökulmasta – sosiaalisen median mahdollisuuksia (English title: Web 2.0 and small business – possibilities of social media) @ Verkkotieto/Verkkotiedonlähde” -seminar, 30.10.2007 Turku, Finland
  179. The Second Life of Library and Information Science Education: Learning Together Apart (poster) @ ASIS&T 2007 Annual Meeting, Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science, 19.-24.10.2007 Milwaukee, WI, USA
  180. AoIR8 Learning and Research in Second Life Workshop Internet Research 8.0, 17.-20.10.2007 Vancouver, Canada
  181. Oppimisen kolmas ulottuvuus – Second Lifen mahdollisuudet virtuaaliopetuksessa (English title: The third dimension of learning – the possibilities of Second Life in distance education) @ Pedagogisia verkkoja kokemassa (program), 11.-12.10.2007 Turku, Finland
  182. Erfarenheter från Second Life – yhdessä oppiminen erillään (English title: Experiences from Second Life – Learning together apart) together with Isto Huvila, Nancy Pettersson and Maria Sundström @ Avoimien yliopistojen valtakunnalliset neuvottelupäivät, 4.-5.10.2007 Turku, Finland
  183. Education in Second Life. Presentation at VII Miniconference on course development, 4.5.2007, Turku, Finland.

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…”

Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832