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ERIC Number: EJ744252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0099-1333
Six Degrees of Information Seeking: Stanley Milgram and the Small World of the Library
James, Kathryn
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v32 n5 p527-532 Sep 2006
Stanley Milgram's 1967 "small world" social connectivity study is used to analyze information connectivity, or patron information-seeking behavior. The "small world" study, upon examination, offers a clear example of the failure of social connectivity. This failure is used to highlight the importance of the subjectivities of patron experience of the "small world" or information network of the library.
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Language: English
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