Inforsk (The Information Research Group) started in 1975,
and has since then been at the Department of Sociology at UmeŚ
The main focus of research is the study of
communication among scientists and engineers. During the first ten years a
series of studies on information use and informal communication were made.
Since 1985 bibliometric research methods have been
applied to answer research questions in library and information science,
science policy, sociology of science, history of ideas, cognitive and social
mapping of research fields etc.
Since the early 1990s the Inforsk
group has been engaged in teaching within the Library and Information Science
programme at UmeŚ
Above: A picture of Inforsk
people from 1975. From left: Anders Lindblad, Lars
HŲglund and Olle Persson.
Note: Texas Silent terminal with acoustic