The aim of the first ISSOME conference is to address new modes of information behaviour in different contexts focusing the effects of social media and technologies in the interactive web. The change process is not always straight forward and we need to underline what is really changing and what is only a trend. The conference will discuss skills needed to manage the new information platform and how to develop needed competencies in the information society. The conference is open to researchers, academics and practitioners inthe fields of library and information science and social media, as wellas businesses and organizations developing social media strategies. The conference will host invited and contributed papers sessions. In conjunction with the conference will also be organized a Doctoral Forum. This offers a possibility for doctoral students to share their ongoing research projects with their peers and well-established senior researchers.
The conference is organized by the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University. It is well established and internationally recognized for excellence in research and education. The department conducts a wide array of research including research about social media,Library 2.0, knowledge management, health information behavior, and scientometrics. The department is part of the School of Business and Economics and it has strong connections and collaborative multidisciplinary projects with other departments in the school.
Please visit http://issome2011.library2pointoh.fi/ for more information.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers for the international conference in Information Scienceand Social Media – ISSOME in 24.-26.8.2011 is open.We invite researchers worldwide to submit original research within thetopics of the conference that are listed below. Submissions should beextended abstracts of no longer than 1500 words. All submissions will bepeer-reviewed double blinded. Submission guidelines are available at http://issome2011.library2pointoh.fi/.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Social media in information science
- Information aspects of social media
- Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0
- Social networking sites
- Information Management
- Knowledge Management
- Knowledge Organization
- Reputation Management
- Information Behaviour and Information Use
- Information dissemination in social media
Structure of the extended abstract
- Abstract text
Abstract text should clearly describe the aims, novelty/originality andprincipal findings/contribution of the presentation. In the case ofempirical studies, also the method and material should be described briefly.Observe that no information about the authors should be included in theabstract document.
Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011.