Human Information behavior (introduction to special issue)

Spink, Amanda H. & Foster, Allen (2007) Human Information behavior (introduction to special issue). Journal of Documentation, 63(1), p. 1.

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Abstract

Information behavior studies are a growing body of research that highlights the importance of information for everyone in the information age. This e-book presents an international and diverse range of studies and insights into the current state of theories and models of information behavior. There is an emphasis on the socialpersonalhuman dimensions of information seeking using social science methods and theoretical frameworks. The studies particularly draw on the methods and theories of anthropology, sociology and psychology to produce interpretations of the way in which information is experienced in the lives of individuals working as critical care nurses in a medical environment, the information seeking behavior of the visually impaired, the social interactions within knitting circles in public libraries, and attempts to apply information behavior theory to the design of information solutions. Collectively the papers contribute more generally to our understanding of information behavior theory and models, including the medical and retrieval contexts.

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ID Code: 47874
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-0418
Copyright Owner: Emerald
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2011 10:03
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 10:03

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