Information Science and Technologies (IS&T)

The section of Information Science and Technologies is a platform for researchers and post-graduate students with an interest in the intersection of information, systems, and the ways in which people use them. We focus on information representation, information organization, human-information interaction, and the impact of information and information technologies at different levels and contexts of interaction.

Information is negotiated, contested, avoided, and forgotten as well as encountered, sought, shared, created, structured, and used. In addition to investigating information interaction in such settings, we also investigate ways of improving how individuals and groups discover, access, and experience information.

While the quantity of digital information is gigantic, the quality of the systems available for searching, discovering, experiencing, and making sense of this information often prevents the optimal use of it. Better interaction designs require technological innovation as well as design-process innovation. The research of the Information Science and Technologies section takes an empirical and conceptual approach to core challenges in information science. Across research topics, we seek to advance information science, improve information practices, and inform the design of information technologies.






  • Digital humanities
  • Human-information interaction
  • Information architecture
  • Information behavior
  • Information philosophy
  • Information retrieval and filtering
  • Information seeking
  • Information visualization
  • Informetrics (Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics)
  • Interaction design
  • Internet and society
  • Knowledge organization
  • Research evaluation and policy
  • System evaluation
  • User studies

































Train2Wind (2020-2024). The project at large analyses entrainment in offshore wind farms with computer models and experiments. The Information Science and Technologies section’s part of the project uses the Train2Wind network as its empirical material and, on that basis, investigates scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing in an IT-supported, distributed research project. Academic partners: Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, University of Bergen, University of Tübingen, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Funded by the EU (Horizon 2020 MSCA-ITN-ETN).
Contact: Haakon Lund.








Information System for Service Design (2017-2020) investigates service designers’ information behavior and information needs through both interviews and field observations. On this basis, the project aims to identify information system features that support service design. The identified features will be validated through prototype testing in context. Academic partner: University of Copenhagen. Funded by a PhD scholarship from the Taiwanese government.

CoSound (2014-2017) focuses on developing and evaluating tools for supporting the retrieval of music and other audio data from large corpora. CoSound aims at developing tools for use in digital humanities research. The targeted audio corpus is the archives of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. IBID’s main involvement is in the subproject about information retrieval from audio news stories. Academic partners: Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, and University of Glasgow. Co-funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council.
Contact: Haakon Lund.




















Name Title Phone E-mail
Björneborn, Lennart Associate Professor Emeritus   E-mail
Hasle, Per Frederik Vilhelm Professor +4553536688 E-mail
Hyldegård, Jette Seiden Associate Professor +4535321401 E-mail
Lund, Haakon Associate Professor +4535321414 E-mail
Nicolaisen, Jeppe Associate Professor +4531666496 E-mail
Thellefsen, Martin Muderspach Associate Professor +4535321355 E-mail
Zuccala, Alesia Ann Associate Professor +4525719286 E-mail
van der Sluis, Frans Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535326743 E-mail