Professor Sally Wyatt
Programme Leader of the e-Humanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Digital Cultures in Development, Maastricht University

Keynote: Open access: open for whom, access to what?

Sally Wyatt is Professor of ‘digital cultures in development’, Maastricht University, Programme Leader of the eHumanities Group, KNAW, and Director of WTMC (Wetenschap, Technologie en Moderne Cultuur). Her background is in economics (BA McGill, 1976; MA Sussex, 1979) and science and technology studies (PhD Maastricht, 1998). She has more than 25 years experience in teaching and research about technology policy and about the relationship between technological and social change, focusing particularly on issues of social exclusion and inequality. She has worked at the Universities of Sussex, Brighton, East London and Amsterdam as well as at the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). She co-ordinated PhD training in the Dutch Research School for Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) between 2005-10. She was President of EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) between 2001-4. Recently, she has worked on the internet and social exclusion and the ways in which people incorporate the internet into their practices for finding health information. Together with Andrew Webster, she is editor of a book series, Health, Technology and Society (Palgrave Macmillan).


Professor Jens-Erik Mai
Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark

Jens-Erik Mai is professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is interested in basic questions about the nature of information phenomena; he has explored these from a variety of conceptual points (e.g. semiotics, cognitive work analysis, late-modernity, philosophy of language, trust) often with a focus on issues and questions in the organization of information.  Jens-Erik has contributed conceptual constructions as well as methodological and programmatic papers that have helped forward thinking about the organization of information.  His most recent publications explore contemporary classification theory’s conceptual foundation in modernity and the nature of information quality.

Jens-Erik currently serves on the Board of Directors of  the American Society for Information Science and Technology, as Consulting Editor of the Knowledge Organization journal, as member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Aslib Proceedings, and he was Conference Chair for  iConference 2012 held in Toronto in Feb., 2012.  He is one of the co-chairs for the Doctoral Colloquium at iConference 2013.


Associate Professor Pamela McKenzie
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Keynote: Failures and fixes: practices of information seeking, management, and use

Pam McKenzie is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario.  Her research focuses on the ways that individuals in local settings collaboratively construct information needs, seeking, and use, and on the discursive organization of document and library use.