After presenting the initiative in Manchester, the Digitization Project of Kindred Languages is heading towards the next phase by inviting the researchers to join the discussion over the follow-up project for the 2014-2016. The briefing is mainly directed to those, who have received the grant for their research from the Kone Foundation and are doing their research within the Language Programme. Equally, this session will be perfect for those, who are interested in exploring new opportunities within the field of the Finno-Ugric languages.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t written anything from the sessions, which were held on Thursday and Friday. I participated in S093 (New perspectives on classification and methodology in history of science: theoretical and technological bases for managing primary sources) and S094 (History of science and the ecology of knowledge: the limitations, expectations, and needs of four knowledge communities), which were thematically so close to each other, that I decided to conclude my thoughts on these sessions in one blog entry. I have given this blog post the title: libraries, metadata and publishing, which is into my opinion a broad concept enough in order to cover all the discussions of these sessions.
Finally, it is my turn to speak in front of the audience at the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Manchester (iCHSTM 2013). If you are on site, please, be welcomed and join the S094 History of science and the ecology of knowledge: the limitations, expectations, and needs of four knowledge communities. If not, the least you can do is to download the slides for further information here: Hakkarainen_ICHSTM2013
ps. the day 4 will be analyzed alongside the day 5 on this blog later this evening.
My two first days of the iCHSTM 2013 were spent completely with the sessions, which were related to the questions I tend to face in my work within my field of expertise as a librarian. How nurturing and pleasant it was, I must admit that I needed an extra day to digest what I heard during these past two days. That was one of the reasons, why I took a break from this discussion, which had galloped wildly in twitter, in blogs, in discussions, in comments and in papers. My “day off” at iCHSTM 2013 was spent with transportation.
Just to make this blog post tolerably shorter than the previous, I decided to crop my words into a moderate three points listed below. As today’s discussion on the symposium S002 was firmly related to the science museums, I will try to observe these five points through “my” library project and its institutional surroundings at the National Library of Finland.
The first day of the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine was all about the battle between the hashtags #royalbaby and #ichstm. For the twittstorians, the pecking order was clear and the participants were capable to focus on the congress with the full gas as the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a baby boy after the sessions of the day were more or less over.
Currently, the most of my Finnish colleagues are still enjoying the summer break on their summer cottages or on the beach, whereas I have been engaged with completely different activities. After I started to occupy my office again two weeks ago, I have made some preparations for the anticipated and hectic autumn, including the budgeting, scheduling, planning etc the follow-up project for 2014-2016. But most of all, I have tried to prepare my presentation for the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine (iCHSTM), which is going to take place in Manchester between the 21st and 28th of July.