Two Talks: Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems and Scenarios and Issues in “Send Computation to the Data” Repository Models

Seminar | November 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems
Michael Buckland

Both the theorizing of information systems and representations of information systems and services give prominent attention to information technology and logical flows. But human sensing, sense-making, and becoming informed, although obviously important, get less attention. I will propose how this weakness could be remedied with a more hermeneutic view of information systems.

Scenarios and Issues in âSend Computation to the Dataâ Repository Models
Clifford Lynch

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in data repository models that propose to send the computation to the repository rather than transferring data from a repository to a computational environment. This is much more complex than it appears, depending on the assumptions that are being made. I'll examine some of the justifications and motivations for doing this, and outline the issues involved at a high level.