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Desrochers, Nadine; Pecoskie, Jen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This research investigates paratextual acknowledgements in published codices in order to study how relationships inform the information-seeking habits of authors, an understudied group in library and information science. Method: A purposive sample consisting of the books from the 2010 nominations list of the Canadian Governor…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Authors, Books, Content Analysis
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Turner, Deborah; Allen, Warren – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This investigation opens with a description of why studying non-traditional, oral documents can inform efforts to extend traditional library and information science practices, of description, storage, and retrieval, to artefacts made available through emerging media. Method: This study extends the method used to identify a document,…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Science, Oral History, Electronic Publishing
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Audunson, Ragnar; Aabo, Svanhild – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The paper discusses the often-repeated assertion that digitization makes libraries and librarians redundant by giving everyone access to the information they need without having to rely upon librarians as information middlemen. Method: Relevant articles both from research literature and from discussions in the public sphere…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Relevance (Education), Definitions
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Milojevic, Staša – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Disciplinarity and other forms of differentiation in science have long been studied in the fields of science and technology studies, information science and scientometrics. However, it is not obvious whether these fields are building on each other's findings. Methods: An analysis is made of 609 articles on disciplinarity…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Sciences, Technology, Library Services
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Bawden, David; Robinson, Lyn – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Rolf Landauer declared in 1991 that "information is physical". Since then, information has come to be seen by many physicists as a fundamental component of the physical world; indeed by some as the physical component. This idea is now gaining currency in popular science communication. However, it is often far from clear…
Descriptors: Information Science, Physical Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Library Science
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Ma, Lia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The term "information" in information science does not share the characteristics of those of a nomenclature: it does not bear a generally accepted definition and it does not serve as the bases and assumptions for research studies. As the data deluge has arrived, is the concept of information still relevant for information…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Information Science, Information Science Education, Concept Formation
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Tennis, Joseph T. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper presents three metaphors of time present in knowledge organization systems. Analysis: These three metaphors the architectonic, ouroboric, and lachesic, can be used as lenses to analyse extant or newly designed knowledge organization systems. Conclusion: A foundational view of evaluating and theorizing about knowledge…
Descriptors: Organization, Time, Semantics, Information Science
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Cibangu, Sylvain K. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Just as we have created them, the new social media technologies have shaped every aspect of our societies. Meanwhile, information science has hardly addressed the ways in which these information technologies have shaped humans, and vice-versa. The major reason is the tendency and pressure to adjust (the needs of) humans to the ever…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Science Education, Information Technology, Relevance (Education)
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Lundh, Anna Hampson; Limberg, Louise; Lloyd, Annemaree – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Information literacy research is characterised by a multitude of interests, research approaches and theoretical starting-points. Challenges lie in the relevance of research to professional fields where information literacy is a concern, and the need to build a strong theoretical base for the research area. We aim to lay a foundation…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Workplace Literacy, Educational Environment, Context Effect
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Kåhre, Peter – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper concerns the ontological position of library and informations science in the networked society. The aim of the study is to understand library use and library functions in the age of Internet and artificial intelligent programmed search engines. Theoretical approach: The approach discusses so called sociocognitive tools in…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Role, Library Services, Artificial Intelligence
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Addison, Colleen; Meyers, Eric – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Information literacy, 40 years since the term was coined, remains a conceptually contested aspect of library and information science research. This paper uses a review of the literature related to the concept of information literacy to identify three different perspectives, their historical origins, and connection to library and information…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Concept Formation, Information Science Education, Educational Research
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Cossham, Amanda F. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The IFLA functional requirements for bibliographic records model has had a major impact on cataloguing principles and practices over the past fifteen years. This paper evaluates the model in the light of changes in the wider information environment (especially to information resources and retrieval) and in information seeking…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Online Catalogs, Online Systems, Literature Reviews
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Tallerås, Kim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: During the last couple of years the library community has developed a number of comprehensive metadata standardization projects inspired by the idea of linked data, such as the BIBFRAME model. Linked data is a set of best practice principles of publishing and exposing data on the Web utilizing a graph based data model powered with…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Metadata
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Carlsson, Hanna; Hanell, Fredrik; Lindh, Karolina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: In recent years, there has been a growing interest in ethnographic research within the field of library and Information studies. Although ethnography has been used by information researchers for studying a wide variety of phenomena, discussions concerning methodological developments and directions, as well as ethnography's wider…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Information Science Education, Library Research, Research Methodology
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Mercun, Tanja; Švab, Katarina; Harej, Viktor; Žumer, Maja – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: To provide valuable services in the future, libraries will need to create better information systems and set up an infrastructure more in line with the current technologies. The "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" conceptual model provides a basis for this transformation, but there are still a number of…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Library Development, Library Services, Bibliographic Databases
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