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ERIC Number: EJ875986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0024-2519
Convergent Flows: Humanities Scholars and Their Interactions with Electronic Texts
Sukovic, Suzana
Library Quarterly, v78 n3 p263-284 Jul 2008
This article reports research findings related to converging formats, media, practices, and ideas in the process of academics' interaction with electronic texts during a research project. The findings are part of the results of a study that explored interactions of scholars in literary and historical studies with electronic texts as primary materials. Electronic texts were perceived by the study participants as fluid entities because the electronic environment promotes seamless interactions with a variety of media and formats. Working with electronic texts combines some traditional information and research practices into new patterns of information behavior. The practice called "netchaining" combines aspects of networking with information-seeking practices to establish and shape online information chains, which link sources and people. Different forms of exploration of participants' research questions were enabled by interactions with electronic texts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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