[Para a legislação sobre equiparação a bolseiros da Administração Pública, ver esta entrada]
Dec 13, 2006
[Para a legislação sobre equiparação a bolseiros da Administração Pública, ver esta entrada]
Nov 21, 2006
Nov 18, 2006
"Personal Information Management (PIM) is the management of information (e.g. files, emails, and bookmarks) by an individual in support of his/her roles and tasks. Although PIM is practiced daily by millions of people, a research community has never been established. This SIG aims to provide an opportunity for researchers, students and designers who share an interest in the field to meet and discuss key issues. We hope the SIG will lay the foundation for an ongoing PIM research community."
Nov 16, 2006
Nov 15, 2006
"This presentation argues that blogging emerges as a new research tool for the ones conducting ethnographic fieldwork. Moreover, I argue throughout my paper that new media with a particular emphasis in blogging will have even larger consequences for the discipline of anthropology. In order to substantiate my main argument I focus on these issues: a) Blogging might be a remedy to the anxiety of being in ‘after the fact’ that is shared by many anthropologists. Blogging takes place in the present tense while actively engaging with ‘the fact’; b) blogging brings immediate feedback c) not only from the limited scholarly circles but from a wider public/audience d) which exposes the ethnographer to a much more effective issue of accountability. Moreover, e) blogging urges to see motives in a more regular sense, thus creates a strong sense of regularity f) that forces the ethnographer to produce on a regular basis g) with a constant appeal to narrate what would normally remain fragments of fieldnotes. In addition to depending on scholarly sources of interest, this paper exploits the presenter’s own experience of blogging during his fieldwork."Tags: papers; blogging; ethnography
Nov 4, 2006
PS - And because of my passion for Paris (and good chocolate too ;-) ended up in paris breakfasts.
Oct 31, 2006
Supporting views for this method:
Kanstrup, Anne Marie (2002, May). Picture the Practice—Using Photography to Explore Use of Technology Within Teachers' Work Practices [32 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 3(2).
Oct 28, 2006
Oct 27, 2006
Carroll, J. M. and Swatman, P. A. (2000). Structured-case: a methodological framework for building theory in information systems research. European Journal of Information Systems, 9(4), pp. 235-242. [DOI= http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000374]
PS - see Mindmap in Flickr Account
Oct 23, 2006
"This paper reports on a qualitative study that compared what experts in three fields, library and information science, human computer interaction and communication and media studies, described as their big unanswered questions about users and audiences of information, library, electronic, communication and media systems and texts. It also compares what these experts thought about each other and the difficulties of crossing the divides between disciplines or fields and between research and practice."
"That users by any other name (...) increasingly have greater and greater control over their access and use of all manner of information and entertainment systems. In this sense they are no longer best conceptualized as users or as audiences but rather as persons with agency. While in the past access was highly constrained both in space and in time by institutional availability, now these independent agents may surf the planet and beyond at their own whims. This is so even when we acknowledge that all users are unwittingly or wittingly constrained by political economies that limit both arrays of offerings, modes of access and availabilities of specific contents."
"The study reported here is part of a larger multi-stage project, a dialogic surround of how researchers and practitioners in three fields look at: a) the big unanswered questions about users; b) the gaps that stand between them in finding value from each other's work; and c) the barriers to collaborating in the application of user research to system development, implementation and design."
Aug 25, 2006
Having the phd grant means that i can pay the University tuition fees that otherwise will be difficult (althought i'm not giving up - can't believe that my fingers wrote this...)
I don't know how many times i've looked today for the email box... but the one message i'm really eager to receive does not arrive. The funny part is that before knowing that they where going to send this information, i almost forgot that i was waiting for that repply.
So my 15 minutes a day today, will be way off topic. Or perhaps not. Life does not stop when one does research. The sooner we aknowledge this the better. I've heard of people that are waiting for «the right moment» to start the research. There is never the right moment as in «ideal moment». Research is an ongoing process that lasts the needed time to finish. Yes, this is to vague but it's the true. For some it will last less and for others might take a life time, and for others it might take the «average time». Just one thing that we might all agree: phd research will last till it's finished :-)
So today, my 15 minutes might not be connected with my research topic, but they sure are connected to the rest of my phd research: the grant results that will support the tuitions for the comming 3 years :-)
Aug 24, 2006
"ScienceBlogs is very much an experiment in science communication, and being first also means being first to encounter unforeseen obstacles. We are learning as we go (and as goes the blogosphere) and appreciate your understanding and patience.
ScienceBlogs was created by Seed Media Group. Our mission is to change the way the world sees science -- from a separate island on the periphery of culture to the central driver of our times."
Aug 23, 2006
There i had a link for the video stream, and a contact for Skype. Guess because i'm inside my organizational firewall i could not use the streaming video so i went for the skype contact and met Stephanie that guided me during the rest of the connection. Although i had Lilia's slides (she «left them» at her blog) one get's the feeling of being blind (i.e. not knowing when to change to another slide, when she is prssing a link that takes the audience to another space).
More then the presentation by itself, today i made some more progress on my own work, because of this experience. Wanting very much to establish connections due to topic research, makes one go around try all the possible ways of «being there». Having people anticipating the interest of others, helps create «around ways» for enlarging attendees presence and engagement (even farway ones).
Studying information spaces requires an holistic view of:
- individuals (their motivations, their skills, their networks, their interests... their own information spaces)
- infrastructures (acess, barriers... infrastructures that support information spaces)
- organization (culture, norms and rules «to get work done»... provided organizational information spaces)
Jul 23, 2006
Submission of complete paper just finished.
Expecting for the results. In the mean time, here's the extended abstract:
- André, Mónica & Barrulas, Maria Joaquina (2006). From expatriates' information needs to information management in the expatriation cycle. [abstract / paper]. I International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies, 25th-28th October, 2006, Mérida, Spain.
Jul 19, 2006
"Typically, an individual's local information field consists of an interpersonal communication network and information terminals (e.g., computers providing access to the Internet), both of which are embedded within a physical context. The physical context in organizations serves to stabilize an individual's information field, and largely determines the nature of the information to which individuals are regularly exposed."
"As individuals become more focused in their information seeking they change the nature of their information field to support seeking of information related to particular purposes. This interpretation significantly expands the applicability of the concept of information fields by showing that information seekers may rethink the role of spatial factors."
"The concept of information pathways differs from information fields in that the former is more dynamic and active, focusing on an individual's actions in selecting information sources over time. A pathway may be understood as the route someone follows in the pursuit of answers to questions within an information field."
"Local communities both enable and constrain information seeking. Spatial factors are related to social ones such as norms and values reproduced in the local community and the conceptions of useful or useless information sources."
Information Source Horizon: "This construct refers to a set of information sources and channels of which the actor is aware and of which he or she may have obtained use experiences over the years. (...) When construing an information source horizon, the actor judges the relevance of the information sources available in the perceived information environment and selects a set of sources and channels, for example, to resolve a problematic issue at hand."
Jul 2, 2006
Jun 10, 2006
"The thematic direction of the congress was elaborated by the Scientific Committee throughout the last months. Under the title Open Knowledge, Free Society and with an editorial line of referent, the cyber-social will be situated again in the point of analysis. Undoubtedly this intends to continue the way initiated with the two previous congresses, wondering what is and how the society of knowledge is being built (or will be built). Thus, in November, we will advance another step in this progression and up date ourselves with the movements and most current unrests of cyber-society, wondering which is its nature and reflecting around the present and future of knowledge in this Era of Information. Is a free or open knowledge possible? Which are the bases of these approaches, which are their goals and which could be their consequences?"
May 30, 2006
"Over the last years most business processes changed on various dimensions (e.g. flexibility, interconnectivity, coordination style, autonomy) [...] Frequently, information is relocated within this geographically distributed system [...] This creates a need for a software infrastructure that enables ubiquitous mobile and collaboration systems (UMICS).
Technologies such as WiFi networks and 3rd generation mobile phones, are offering the infrastructure to conceive information systems as ubiquitous information systems, that is, systems that are accessible from anywhere, at any time, and with any device. Ubiquity mainly is a means to support new business models and encourage new ways of work.[...]
Moreover people need to move across organizational boundaries and collaborate with others within the organization as well as between organizations. [...] Therefore, some issues also arise about how to enable users to retain their ability to cooperate while displaced in a different point of the enterprise, the role of context and location in determining cooperation, the support for ad-hoc cooperation in situations where the fixed network infrastructure is absent or cannot be used.
The approaches and technologies for supporting these new ways of work are still the subject of research.[...]"
Tags: workshop; ubiquity; informationneeds; mobility
As you may already sensed, links for resources dealling with aspects i consider relevant and/or resources that might provide leads for my ongoing research, are now more frequent.
My «lenses» are opened so i'll be posting a variety a cross field resources, not concentrating with only one field.
Mar 31, 2006
Great online event giving the oportunity for worldwide participation. I'm specially interested on the following 2 sessions (but will check also Websites & Web Development, on April 24-28):
- April 3-7, 2006: Teaching
Blogs as personal learning environments
Curriculum development using a wiki
Legal issues in podcasting
- April 10-14, 2006: Library and Information Resources
Blogging and podcasting in libraries
Web 2.0/Library 2.0
Building an online research toolkit
Feb 18, 2006
"We can talk all we want about tools and protocols, mandates and rewards. But what we are really asking ourselves to do is start to behave like a network brain, a hive mind. Not a bunch of individuals who are required to dump their knowledge into the pot."
- Information behaviour, an interdisciplinary perspective by Tom Wilson and Christina Walsh, from the British Library Research and Innovation Report 10, 1996.
"We are drawing on social networking sites, blogs, RSS aggregators, bookmarklets, toolbars, extensions, plug-ins. Some people may be developing elaborate digital identities, a personal 'bricolage' of network services. Others are less actively constructive (...)"
- A Historical View of Context (2004) Chalmer , Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Vol 13 (3-4), pp. 223 - 247.
- Bannon & Bødker (1997) "Constructing Common Information Spaces.“, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ECSCW'97, pp. 81-96.
- Concept map of the discipline of information science, from www.ics.ltsn.ac.uk/ pub/italics/ issue1/stephens/009.htm
Feb 10, 2006
"Research is only useful if it is published."
This makes me blush considering that i've still haven't published a paper about my work... and it's been 10 months since i defended my master :-(
Jan 30, 2006
"The meeting will have as major objectives to discuss issues related to women scientists, to present top women scientists active in different fields, and to present similar associations from other countries."
Tags: events; AMONET; women; science
Jan 17, 2006
"Information studies meets those social needs by drawing on a wide range of intellectual and physical technologies. Achieving the objectives of our profession depends on the skillful melding of an understanding of social, political, economic, and psychological factors related to information needs and uses with a mastery of both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and system design."