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Iltapäiväklubissa 29.9. klo 15:00 – 17:00 Kumpulan tiedekirjastossa kuuntelemme mielenkiintoista huippututkijan esitelmää informaatioähkystä. Tilaisuuden jälkeen on kahvitilaisuus klo 17:00 – 18:00. Ilmoittautuminen tapahtuu tavalliseen tapaan e-lomakkeen kautta. Osoite on https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/17428/lomake.html ja ilmoittautumisaikaa on 27.9.2011 saakka.
Tapaamisen tavoitteena on antaa verkostolaisille viimeisintä tietoa informaationhallinnasta ja ylenpalttisen informaation aiheuttamasta informaatioähkystä. Puhuja Dr. Drew Whitworth on alansa huippututkijoita, eikä luultavasti tule pitämään uutta esitelmää lähiaikoina Suomessa.
Tässä on esitelmän yhteenveto:
SHOULD ACADEMICS WORRY ABOUT INFORMATION OBESITY?
As long as there is regular access to the Internet, few people now have problems finding information. Many technologies exist to deliver it to our computer screens, our cellphones, our televisions… It is in processing this information that difficulties arise.
‘Information obesity’, like its physiological counterpart, is caused by over-consumption of poor quality information, a lack of awareness of the problems, and structural causes such as pressures from advertising and the organisations in which we work. In universities, it has a potentially significant impact on our two core activities, research and teaching. Academics have a responsibility to their students, in terms of developing their abilities to navigate the world of relevant information and filter it out – they also have similar responsibilities to themselves, and the research communities of which they are a part.
This talk discusses the difficulties which arise in creating sustainable collaborations between academics and information professionals (including, but not limited to, librarians) in higher education. It asks how and why these collaborations might be sustained in an environment in which universities are under ever more pressure to show value for money. We risk embedding ourselves in a fundamental contradiction, between the need to retain our relevance, and the ever-greater pressures involved in doing so. What, in short, can be done? Can academics learn about their and their students’ informational needs, before other, private interests start to do this job instead?
Drew Whitworth is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Manchester, UK and the author of Information Obesity (2009) as well as many other articles and chapters on ICT, information systems and information skills. He has run staff development programmes and workshops on this subject in locations as diverse as the UK, Norway, Russia, Australia and Saudi Arabia as well as Finland.
Juha Taina, ML-tdk opetuksen tuki
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