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Conference programme

ISIC 2018 – The Information Behaviour Conference

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, 9-11 October 2018


(the programme may change)


Monday, 8 October 2021

a day before an official opening of the conference

Faculty of Management and Social Communication 4 Prof. Stanisława Łojasiewicza Street, 3rd Campus of the Jagiellonian University
9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00 – 18.00

Pre-conference doctoral workshop

Room: 1.118

Organizational meeting (for all the participants of the workshop): 10.00 – 10.15

Convenors: Camilla Moring, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Nicola Parker, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Mentors (in alphabetical order): David Allen, Paul Dourish , Lisa Given, Heidi Julien, Louise Limberg, Camilla Moring, Nicola Parker, Ian Ruthven

Tuesday, 9 October 2021

Jagiellonian University - Collegium Novum

24 Gołębia Street, Assembly Hall (1st floor)

8.45 - onwards Registration
9.40 - 10.00

Opening of the conference

Rector of the Jagiellonian University

Deputy Mayor of the City of Krakow for Social Policy, Culture and City Promotion

Director of the Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University

10.00 - 10.15

Welcome speech

Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Chair of the ISIC Permanent Committee

10.15 - 11.00

Plenary session 1

Chair: Thomas D. Wilson

Keynote speech 1: Lisa Given. An impact agenda for information behaviour research: the time is (was) now!

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 13.00

Plenary session 2

Chair: Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson

Keynote speech 2: Paul Dourish. Re-encountering information systems through the lens of materialities

Keynote speech 3: Sabina Cisek and Monika Krakowska. The filter bubble: a framework for information behaviour research

13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 15.30

Session A

Theme: Information behaviour domain

Chair: Heidi Julien

  • Thomas D. Wilson. The diffusion of information behaviour research across disciplines
  • Ina Fourie, Tumelo Maungwa and Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson. Subject domain expertise of ISIC2018 reviewer community: a scoping review
  • Tim Gorichanaz. Perspective in information behaviour research

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 - 17.55

Session B

Theme: General theories and concepts in information behaviour research

Chair: Lisa Given

  • Heidi Julien, Lynne McKechnie, Sarah Polkinghorne and Roger Chabot. The ‘user turn’ in practice: information behaviour researchers’ constructions of information users
  • Olof Sundin. Facts, fake and information literacy: a conceptual discussion of critical evaluation of information
  • Trine Schreiber. Information stabilisation and – destabilisation as potential usable concepts in practice theoretical approaches
  • Michael Ridley. The autonomous turn in information behaviour

17.55 Brief information from the organizers

Collegium Maius, Stuba Communis,

15 Jagiellońska Street

18.00 - 20.00 ISIC Permanent Committee meeting

Wednesday, 10 October 2021

Faculty of Management and Social Communication

4 Prof. Stanisława Łojasiewicza Street, 3rd Campus of the Jagiellonian University

8.15 - 10.25

Session C, room: 0.313

Theme: Information literacy

Chair: Olof Sundin

  • Jannica Heinström and Eero Sormunen. Structure to the unstructured - Guided Inquiry Design as a pedagogical practice for teaching inquiry and information literacy skills
  • Farhan Ahmad and Gunilla Widén. Information literacy at workplace: the organizational leadership perspective
  • Ann-Britt Enochsson. Teenage pupils’ searching for information on the Internet
  • David Brazier, Geoff Walton and Morgan Harvey. An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills

Session D, room: 0.310

Theme: Methodology of information behaviour research

Chair: Sabina Cisek

  • Fiona Brown and Kirsty Williamson. The development of legal capability through information use: empirical findings, along with methodological and practical challenges in a mixed methods study
  • Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim and Ina Fourie. Which lens for a study of information retrieval systems for cold case investigation - activity theory, systems or ecological approach?
  • Carla Teixeira Lopes and Bárbara Guimarães Da Silva. A classification scheme for analyses of messages exchanged in online health forums
  • Waseem Afzal. Weaving the affective research framework for information behaviour: a look at the ‘trilogy of mind’ and ‘flow’

10.25 - 10.50 Coffee break
10.50 - 13.40

Session E, room: 0.313

Theme: Information behaviour of specific groups of users - 1

Chair: Ina Fourie

  • Jela Steinerová. Perceptions of the information environment by researchers: a qualitative study
  • Hue Thi Pham and Kirsty Williamson. A two-way street: collaboration and information sharing in academia. A theoretically-based, comparative Australian/Vietnamese study
  • Mirko Duić. In labyrinths of digital text: use of Web literature by faculty from two Croatian universities
  • Gobinda Chowdhury, Yurdagul Ünal, Serap Kurbanoğlu, Joumana Boustany and Geoff Walton. Research data management and data sharing behaviour of university researchers
  • Bhuva Narayan, Edward Luca, Henry Boateng, Belinda Tiffen, Ashley England and Mal Booth. Scholarly communication practices in humanities and social sciences: a study of researchers’ attitudes and awareness of open access

Session F, room: 0.310

Theme: Information behaviour of specific groups of users - 2

Chair: Małgorzata Kisilowska

  • Ola Pilerot. The practice of public library-work for newly arrived immigrants
  • Jia Tina Du, Yan Tan and Fang Xu. The information context of elderly Chinese immigrants in South Australia: a preliminary investigation
  • Isto Huvila, Jonas Moll, Heidi Enwald, Noora Hirvonen, Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt and Åsa Cajande. Age-related differences in seeking clarification to understand medical record information
  • Kahina Le Louvier and Perla Innocenti. The information mapping board game: a collaborative investigation of asylum seekers and refugees’ information practices in England, UK
  • Kyunghye Yoon and Adam Bezdicek. Semiotics based discursive communities in online book review
13.40 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.00

Panel 1 (room 0.313)

Theme: Profound and transcendental information experiences

Panelists: Elysia Guzik, Anh Thu Nguyen, Tim Gorichanaz, Jarkko Kari and Kiersten Latham

Panel 2 (room 0.310)

Theme: Interdisciplinary approaches to research methods in information behavior studies

Panelists: Lynn Connaway, Krystyna Matusiak, Anna Mierzecka and Justyna Jasiewicz

16.00 - 16.30

Room: 0.313

Doctoral workshop report

16.30 - 17.45 Poster session and refreshments
17.45–18.30 Transfer to the city center
18.30-20.00 Guided city tour
20.00 - Conference dinner

 Thursday, 11 October 2021


Faculty of Management and Social Communication

4 Prof. Stanisława Łojasiewicza Street, 3rd Campus of the Jagiellonian University

8.30 - 10.00

Panel 3 (room 0.313)

Theme: On being spiritual: pilgrimage as an information context

Panelists: Nadia Caidi, Perla Innocenti, Suzanne Van der Beek and Jannica  Heinström

Panel 4 (room 0.304)

Theme: Ethical considerations in academic research in the digital age

Panelists: Noa Aharony, Jenny Bronstein, Ina Fourie and Heidi Julien

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.30

Session G, room: 0.313

Theme: Information behaviour of specific groups of users - 3

Chair: Kirsty Williamson

  • Małgorzata Kisilowska and Anna Mierzecka. Emotions, experience, identity – motivations of the teens’ information behaviour in the area of culture
  • Alicja Pawluczuk, Hazel Hall, Gemma Webster and Colin Smith. Digital youth work: youth worker’s balancing act between digital innovation and digital literacy insecurity
  • Jenny Lindberg and Åse Hedemark. Meaningful reading experiences among elderly: some insights from a small-scale study of Swedish library outreach services
  • Madely du Preez. The consulting industry as an information behaviour context: consulting engineering as an example

Session H, room: 0.304

Theme: Information behaviour in various contexts - 1

Chair: Isto Huvila

  • Åse Kristine Tveit and Katriina Byström. Translation in transit: what changes does digital information bring into translation work?
  • Tumelo Maungwa and Ina Fourie. Exploring and understanding the causes of competitive intelligence failures: an information behaviour lens
  • Elena Macevičiūtė and Zinaida Manžuch. Conceptualising the role of digital reading in social and digital inclusion
  • Wenjing Pian, Christopher S.G. Khoo, Gang Li and Jianxing Chi. Factors affecting browsing duration on a health discussion forum: analysis of eye-tracking data

12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 15.15

Session I, room: 0.313

Theme: Information behaviour in various contexts - 2

Chair: Elena Macevičiūtė

  • Anika Meyer, Preben Hansen and Ina Fourie. Assessing the potential of third space to design a creative virtual academic space based on findings from information behaviour
  • Carrie Forbes and Jennifer Bowers. Emotional silos: a review of doctoral candidates’ isolating experiences and the role for academic librarians in campus-wide support networks
  • Marek Deja, Maria Próchnicka. Metadata as a normalising mechanism for information-transfer behaviour in higher education institutions: the information culture perspective
  • Stefanie Elbeshausen, Thomas Mandl and Christa Womser-Hacker. Role-specific behaviour patterns in collaborative information seeking

Session J, room: 0.304

Theme: Information behaviour in various contexts - 3

Chair: Remigiusz Sapa

  • Alice Nahyeon Kim, Nadia Caidi and Niel Chah. ‘Our Korea’: transcultural affinity as negotiated through YouTube encounters
  • Amy VanScoy, Deborah Hicks and Mary Cavanagh. What motivates Twitter users to engage with libraries?
  • Amalia Juneström. Online user misconduct and an evolving infrastructure of practices: a practice-based study of information infrastructure and social practices
15.15 - 16.15

Final plenary discussion and closing the conference