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Thompson, Gary B.; Lathey, Johnathan W. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction. Grounded in Alexander's model of domain learning, this study presents an integrated micro-model of information literacy. It is predicated upon the central importance of domain learning for the development of the requisite research skills by students. Method. The authors reviewed previous models of information literacy and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Models, Integrated Activities, Research Skills
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Frické, Martin H. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Faceted classification appears to be of utmost importance. Ersatz facets, resource faceting and tag faceting: The distinctions are drawn between facets and ersatz facets, and between faceted resources and faceted tags. Single tag resource faceting and multiple tag information object faceting: The basic features are explored of single…
Descriptors: Classification, Indexing, Information Science
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Moring, Camilla; Lloyd, Annemaree – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper considers practice theory and the analytical implications of using this theoretical approach in information literacy research. More precisely the aim of the paper is to discuss the translation of practice theoretical assumptions into strategies that frame the analytical focus and interest when researching workplace…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Information Literacy, Research, Communities of Practice
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Eckerdal, Johanna Rivano – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper presents a way to design and conduct interviews, within a sociocultural perspective, for studying information literacy practices in everyday life. Methods: A framework was developed combining a socio-cultural perspective with a narrative interview was developed. Interviewees were invited to participate by talking and using…
Descriptors: Interviews, Information Literacy, Qualitative Research, Empowerment
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Worrall, Adam; Oh, Sanghee – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Little is known about the quality of health information in social contexts or how socio-emotional factors impact users' evaluations of quality. We explored how librarians, nurses and users assessed the quality of health answers posted on Yahoo! Answers, focusing on socio-emotional reactions displayed, advice given to users and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites, Information Sources
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Kimble, Chris – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This article returns to a theme addressed in Vol. 8(1) October 2002 of the journal: knowledge management and the problem of managing tacit knowledge. Method: The article is primarily a review and analysis of the literature associated with the management of knowledge. In particular, it focuses on the works of a group of economists who…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Literature Reviews, Economics, Codification
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
The paper provides a distillation of findings emerging from an ongoing series of investigations of the research practices of academics in a university context to foreground the creativity in our engagements with information. The empirical research involved an ethnographic exploration of the scholarly practices of two scholars engaged in the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Innovation, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Holmberg, Kim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This study describes the intellectual landscape of iSchools and examines how the various iSchools map on to these research areas. Method: The primary focus of the data collection process was on faculty members' current research interests as described by the individuals themselves. A co-word analysis of all iSchool faculty…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, College Faculty, Information Science, Research
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Hartel, Jenna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Theorist Howard D. White has made a call to action for "scientist-poets" to synthesize concepts and oeuvres in the centrifugal literature of information science. In response, this paper interprets the work of canonical information scientist Marcia J. Bates through the original metaphor of "castles and inverted…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Scientists, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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Velagic, Zoran; Hasenay, Damir – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The paper explains how the modern understanding of authorship developed and sets out the problems to be considered when discussing digital authorship. Method: The contextual analysis of contents of the key themes is employed; in the articulation of the conclusions, analytic and synthetic approaches are used. Results: At each turning…
Descriptors: Authors, Electronic Publishing, Copyrights, Technological Advancement
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Huzar, Timothy Jozef – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper applies the thought of Jacques Rancière to the concept of democracy as it is traditionally understood in library studies literature. Methods: The paper reviews a cross-section of instances of the link between democracy and the public library in library studies literature. It offers a close textual analysis of Michael…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Democracy, Social Theories, Library Role
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Budd, John M.; Anstaett, Ashley – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Research and theory on the topics of information seeking and retrieval have been plagued by some fundamental problems for several decades. Many of the difficulties spring from mechanistic and instrumental thinking and modelling. Method: Existing models of information retrieval and information seeking are examined for efficacy in a…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Information Retrieval, Models, Cognitive Processes
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Ju, Boryung; Jin, Tao – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The Delphi technique is widely used in library and information science research. However, many researchers in the field fail to employ standard statistical tests when using this technique. This makes the technique vulnerable to criticisms of its reliability and validity. The general goal of this article is to explore how…
Descriptors: Nonparametric Statistics, Delphi Technique, Library Science, Information Science
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Lassi, Monica; Sonnenwald, Diane H. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: We present a prototype collaboratory, a socio-technical platform to support sharing research data collection instruments in library and information science. No previous collaboratory has attempted to facilitate sharing digital research data collection instruments among library and information science researchers. Method: We have…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Shared Resources and Services, Research, Cooperation
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Park, Minsoo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This study aims to understand the interactions of perception, effort, emotion, time and performance during the performance of multiple information tasks using Web information technologies. Method: Twenty volunteers from a university participated in this study. Questionnaires were used to obtain general background information and…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Man Machine Systems, Computer Interfaces, Difficulty Level
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