This is "ALAO"'s first nation specific volume. It represents part of an effort to further internationalize the journal's contents and interests. The volume's papers describe the Library & Information Science community in Finland, outline the history of Library & Information Science in the country and reviews the scientific achievements of its Library & Information Science scholars. These papers deal with some universal themes and topics in Library & Information Science research and practice and demonstrate the unique Library & Information Science contribution Finnish scholars/practitioners bring to these problems and issues. This book series is available electronically at website.
E. Garten and D. Williams Preface JM Nyce and Sanna Talja Introduction 1. Gunilla Widen-Wulff Motives for Sharing: Social Networks as Information Soruces 2. Vesa Kautto and Sanna Talja Disciplinary Socialization: Learning to Evaluate the Quality of Scholarly Literature. 3. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko and Reijo Savolainen New Premises of Public Library Strategies in the Age of Globalization 4. Mirja Iivonen and Maija-Leena Huotari The University Library's Intellectual Capital 5. Jarmo Saarti and Arja Juntunen From the Rhetoric of Quality Management to Managing Self-Organizing Processes-A Case Study on (of) an Expert Organization 6. Turid Hedlund and Annikki Roos Open Access Publishing in Biomedical Research 7. Kimmo Tuominen and Timo Turja Use of Social Scientific Information in Parliamentary Discussion 8. Ilkka Makinen From Marginal to Excellence: The Development of Research in Information Studies in Finland 9. Harriet Lonnqvist Humanistic Research Processes and Information Searching 10. Eeva-Liisa Eeskola Information Literarcy in Medical Education: Relationships with Conceptions of Learning and Learning Methods 1l. Terttu Kortelainen and Paivi Rasinkangas Sharing Expertise and Innovation: Communities of Practice in the Development of Small Libraries 12. Sanna Talja Scholarly communities and computing expertise: The role of formal and informal learning