Ecological framework of information interactions and information infrastructures

Isto Huvila

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    25 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    There has been notably little convergence between information organization and information use studies. A framework for explicating the contextual interplay of information interactions and infrastructures of information, and more specifically the interface of information work and knowledge organization systems, is proposed. The theoretical foundations of the framework are based on systems theory and ecological approach. It is suggested that the interplay of information use and information infrastructures may be conceptualized as a systemic interaction, which is driven by the simultaneous influence of human activity related warrants and infrastructural affordances and constraints. The model provides an instrument that explicates the interplay of human information use and information infrastructures.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)695–708
    JournalJournal of Information Science
    Volume35
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Cite this