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Li, Jieyu; Huang, Chunlan; Wang, Xiuhong; Wu, Shengli – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: In the big data age, we have to deal with a tremendous amount of information, which can be collected from various types of sources. For information search systems such as Web search engines or online digital libraries, the collection of documents becomes larger and larger. For some queries, an information search system needs to…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Data Processing, Database Management Systems, Data
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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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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction. Failure to find information is common. An exploratory analysis of cases when family members or friends were asked for information can provide better understanding of when, how and why interpersonal information seeking within a close network of individuals fails. Method. A sample of utterances (in form of "I asked my mum, but") was…
Descriptors: User Needs (Information), Information Seeking, Content Analysis, Family Relationship
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Pastor-Sanchez, Juan-Antonio; Martinez Mendez, Francisco Javier; Rodriguez-Munoz, Jose Vicente – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: This paper presents an analysis of the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) compared with other alternatives for thesaurus representation in the Semantic Web. Method: Based on functional and structural changes of thesauri, provides an overview of the current context in which lexical paradigm is abandoned in favour of the…
Descriptors: Models, Semantics, Information Services, Reference Materials
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Passarelli, Brasilina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2008
Introduction: The ToLigado Project--Your School Interactive Newspaper is an interactive virtual learning environment conceived, developed, implemented and supported by researchers at the School of the Future Research Laboratory of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Method: This virtual learning environment aims to motivate trans-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Virtual Classrooms, Student Research, Student Developed Materials
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Haggerty, Kevin D. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2008
Introduction: Presents a personal account of the transfer to open access of the leading Canadian journal of sociology. Background: The Canadian Journal of Sociology had established a strong position, internationally, among sociology journals. However, subscriptions were falling as readers increasingly accessed the resource through libraries and a…
Descriptors: Sociology, Case Studies, Access to Information, Information Policy
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Solomon, David J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: The development of the World Wide Web (WWW) has made it possible of small groups of colleagues or even single individuals to create peer-reviewed scholarly journals. This paper discusses the development of Medical Education Online (MEO) an open access peer-reviewed journal in health professional education. Description: MEO was first…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Periodicals, Medical Education, Electronic Publishing
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Kuhlthau, Carol C. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2005
Introduction: The conceptual framework of librarianship and information science has developed rapidly over the past decade with the prospect of application in other fields. However, transfer of concepts across branches within the field remains problematic and severely limits ability to address important information problems. Requirements: A…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Information Retrieval, Library Science, Information Science