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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
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Francke, Helena; Gamalielsson, Jonas; Lundell, Björn – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The study describes the conditions for long-term preservation of the content of the institutional repositories of Swedish higher education institutions based on an investigation of how deposited files are managed with regards to file format and how representatives of the repositories describe the functions of the repositories.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Preservation, Higher Education
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Maceviciute, Elena; Wilson, T. D.; Gudinavicius, Arunas; Šuminas, Andrius – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of e-books issues in academic libraries in two European countries representative of small language markets--Sweden and Lithuania. Method: Questionnaire surveys, using the same instrument, were carried out in Swedish and Lithuanian academic libraries. Analysis: Quantitative analysis was performed using…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Online Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies
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Huvila, Isto; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Åsa; Åhlfeldt, Rose-Mharie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: We report results of a study of how ordering and reading of printouts of medical records by regular and inexperienced readers relate to how the records are used, to the health information practices of patients, and to their expectations of the usefulness of new e-Health services and online access to medical records. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Patients, Records (Forms), Experience, Attitudes
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Pilerot, Ola – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Evidence-based practice has broadened and spread into new areas including librarianship. This reorientation has resulted in increased uncertainty regarding what counts as evidence and has caused a tension between formalised procedures and professional judgment. This theoretical paper aims to extend the knowledge about how…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Governance, Social Services, Ethnography
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Hanell, Fredrik – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports results from an ethnographic study of teacher trainees' information activities in digital, group-based learning and their relation to the interplay between use and appropriation of digital tools and the learning environment. Method: The participants in the present study are 249 pre-school teacher trainees in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethnography, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper analyses the work practices and perspectives of professionals working with archaeological archives and the social organization of archaeological archiving and information management in Sweden. Method: The paper is based on an interview study of Swedish actors in the field of archaeological archiving (N = 16). Analysis: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Archaeology, Information Management
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Wilson, T. D.; Maceviciute, Elena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of publishers' attitudes towards e-books in the context of the global situation of e-book publishing. Comparative data are drawn from a replication of a survey carried out in Sweden, in Lithuania and in Croatia. Method: A self-completed questionnaire survey was undertaken, offering respondents the choice…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Electronic Publishing, Books, Global Approach
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Hartel, Jenna; Cox, Andrew M.; Griffin, Brian L. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Background: In the past decade, scholars of information science have started to conduct research on information behaviour in serious leisure. Presently, these studies lack common concepts and terms and empirical discoveries are not easy to assemble into theory. Aim: This conceptual and methodological paper surveys the aforementioned research area…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Literature Reviews, Models, Recreational Activities
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Gärdén, Cecilia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Self-guided learning has had a major impact on adult education, where information seeking and use are key aspects of learning. With their lack of experience in study contexts, the students are nevertheless assumed to develop information literacy. Method: The paper aims to create an understanding of how information literacy can be…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Independent Study, Qualitative Research
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Grandbois, Jennifer; Beheshti, Jamshid – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This study aims to gain a greater understanding of the development of open access practices amongst library and information science authors, since their role is integral to the success of the broader open access movement. Method: Data were collected from scholarly articles about open access by library and information science authors…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Library Science, Information Science, Access to Information
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Wilson, T. D. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The e-book and its associated technology have emerged as a disruptive technology over the past ten years. The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the consequences of this development, based on the work of the e-books in Sweden research projects. Argument: To explain the impact of the e-book phenomenon we use Winston's theory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Projects, Electronic Publishing, Textbook Publication
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Bergström, Annika; Höglund, Lars – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: Reading literature is believed to be a cornerstone of democracy and good citizenship. With a decline in book reading and an increasing e-book market, it is of importance to follow the diffusion of e-book reading. Method: Data were collected in a large-scale, mail survey of the Swedish population aged 16 to 85 years conducted in 2012.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Electronic Publishing, Mail Surveys
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Maceviciute, Elena; Borg, Martin; Kuzminiene, Ramune; Konrad, Katie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: Our aim is to compare the advantages and problems of e-book acquisition identified in research literature to those experienced by two Swedish university libraries. Method: A literature review was used to identify the main issues related to acquisition of e-books by academic libraries. The data for comparison were collected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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Huvila, Isto; Eriksen, Jon; Häusner, Eva-Maria; Jansson, Ina-Maria – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: Recent personal information management literature has underlined the significance of the contextuality of personal information and its use. The present article discusses the applicability of the records continuum model and its generalisation, continuum thinking, as a theoretical framework for explicating the overlap and evolution of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Management, Archives, Models
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