Keynote speakers

Our conference has the honour of welcoming the following keynote speakers:

Johanna Drucker, Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography

Johanna DruckerJohanna Drucker is the inaugural Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliography in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She has published extensively on the history of written forms, typography, design, and visual poetics. In addition to her scholarly work, Drucker is internationally known as a book artist and experimental, visual poet. Recent titles include: Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (Chicago, 2005); Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide, with Emily McVarish (Pearson, 2008), and Testament of Women (Druckwerk, 2006). For the academic year 2008-09 she is the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center working on a project called “Diagramming Interpretation.” Her book, SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in early 2009.

Niels Ole Finnemann, Professor, Dr.phil.

Niels Ole FinnemannNiels Ole Finnemann is Professor at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication, University of Århus, Denmark. In recent years his main focus has been on the internet as the backbone in a new emerging matrix of media consisting of both “old”, non-digital media, digitized media, and born-digital media.He has participated in a number of national and international research projects, such as the National Danish “Modinet”-project on “Media and Democracy in the Network Society” (2002-2005), the EU COST a20 project on the “Impact of the Internet on Mass Media” (2002-2006) and a national developmental project aiming at the establishing of a national Internet archive “” from 2000-2005. His work is mainly based on a rather undogmatic idea of evolutionary media theory. Among the themes are “The Nordic Model of the Infosociety”, “the Relation Between Print Media and Online News Media”, “The 5’th matrix of Media in the History of Man”. “What is web 2.0? A new version of what?”. “Digital Divide or Cultural Diversity?”


Manuel Zacklad, Directeur du laboratoire DICEN


Manuel Zacklad is Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, holder of the “Expressions and cultures at work” Chair, director of the DICEN laboratory (Dispositifs of information and communication in the digital age). He led a dual career in private and public sectors: knowledge engineer in innovative software company, cognitive ergonomics researcher at France Telecom Research and Development, etc. In 1998 he created the first French multidisciplinary laboratory (Tech-CICO) linking social and engineering sciences on issues of cooperative work at the University of Technology of Troyes. His research has resulted in original contributions to document theory (documentarisation, documents for action), social approaches to knowledge organization (socio-semantic web), and an integrated framework for the analysis of action and activity to account for the role of mediating artifacts in the creation of value (the semiotics of cooperative transactions). He is also involved in a design project aiming to deliver a multi-viewpoint knowledge organization software based on iconic Tags.


Dr. Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley School of Information, Co-Director of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative and Co-Founder of the Document Academy Conferences

bucklandzadar09Dr. Buckland helped organize the first Document Academy Conference with Niels Windfeld Lund. Bucklands interests include library services, information retrieval, cultural heritages, and the history of documentation. In recent years he has been engaged in a series of studies on how to make searching easier and more effective.

Dr. Buckland has served as president of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and has published several books on topics including information systems and library services. He is a founding member of the group, and is well known in the Library and Information Science field for his seminal work “What is a document?”