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Demasson, Andrew; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study reports an investigation into the ways in which people engaged in a serious leisure activity can experience using information to learn (also known as information literacy). Method: Data were collected through twenty-two semi-structured, one-on-one, phenomenographic interviews conducted with identified serious leisure…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Leisure Time, Information Utilization, Learning Experience
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Méndez, David I.; Alcaraz, M. Ángeles – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: We report an investigation on collaboration practices in research papers published in the most prestigious English-medium astrophysics journals. Method: We propose an evaluation method based on three numerical indicators to study and compare, in absolute terms, three different types of collaboration (international, national and…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Researchers, Cooperation, Astronomy
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Barriage, Sarah – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This article explores parental perceptions of young children's everyday life information practices related to their hobbies and interests. Method: Thirty-one parents of children between the ages of four and eight years old completed a survey about their children's hobbies and interests. Questions were related to the nature of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Interests, Surveys
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Lauri, Liia; Heidmets, Mati; Virkus, Sirje – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper focuses on the information culture of higher education institutions in Estonia. The aim of the study is to explore the relationship between information culture, information management and job satisfaction, leadership style, and self-reported individual performance. Method: A total of 160 faculty members from twelve…
Descriptors: Correlation, Higher Education, Multivariate Analysis, Leadership Styles
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Yi, Zhixian – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study examines how Australian academic librarians perceive techniques for promoting services and resources, and the factors affecting the perceptions regarding effectiveness of techniques used. Method: Data were collected from an online survey that was sent to 400 academic librarians in thirty-seven Australian universities. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Marketing, Academic Libraries
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Katavic, Snježana Stanarevic; Tanackovic, Sanjica Faletar; Badurina, Boris – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study examined possible correlations between health information behaviour and illness perception among patients with rare chronic diseases. Illness perception is related to coping strategies used by patients, and some health information behaviour practices may be associated with better coping and more positive perception of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patients, Chronic Illness, Health Behavior
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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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Poltronieri, Elisabetta; Bravo, Elena; Curti, Moreno; Maurizio Ferri,; Mancini, Cristina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this analysis was twofold: to track the number of open access journals acquiring impact factor, and to investigate the distribution of subject categories pertaining to these journals. As a case study, journals in which the researchers of the National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) in Italy have…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Journal Articles, Access to Information, Citation Analysis
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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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Howard, Katherine; Partridge, Helen; Hughes, Hilary; Oliver, Gillian – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper explores the current and future skills and knowledge requirements of contemporary information professionals in a converged gallery, library, archive and museum sector (also referred to as the GLAM sector) in Australia. This research forms part of a larger study that investigated the education needs of information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Professional Education
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Krtalic, Maja; Marcetic, Hana; Micunovic, Milijana – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: As both academic citizens and active participants in information society who use information, students produce huge amounts of personal digital data and documents. It is therefore important to raise questions about their awareness, responsibility, tendencies and activities they undertake to preserve their collective digital heritage.…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, College Students, Online Surveys, Questionnaires
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Hassell, Martin D.; Sukalich, Mary F. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The use of social media is prevalent among college students, and it is important to understand how social media use may impact students' attitudes and behaviour. Prior studies have shown negative outcomes of social media use, but researchers have not fully discovered or fully understand the processes and implications of these…
Descriptors: Social Media, Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Structural Equation Models
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Balakrishnan, Vimala; Mehmood, Yasir; Nagappan, Yoganathan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Studies have indicated that users' text highlighting behaviour can be further manipulated to improve the relevance of retrieved results. This article reports on a study that examined users' text highlight frequency, length and users' copy-paste actions. Method: A binary voting mechanism was employed to determine the weights for the…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Information Seeking, Feedback (Response)
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