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Bates, Marcia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Along with leading to growth in the numbers of people doing information work, the increasing role of information in our contemporary society has led to an explosion of new information professions as well. The labels for these fields can be confusing and overlapping, and what does and does not constitute an information profession has…
Descriptors: Information Science, Libraries, Librarians, Intellectual Disciplines
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Pontika, Nancy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The National Institutes of Health public access policy requires the principal investigators of any Institutes-funded research to submit their manuscript to PubMed Central, and the open access publisher Public Library of Science submits all articles to PubMed Central, irrespective of funder. Whether the investigators, who made the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Public Libraries, Access to Information, Standards
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Matthews, Paul – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study looked at the effect of community peripheral cues (specifically voting score and answerer's reputation) on the user's credibility rating of answers. Method: Students in technology and philosophy were asked to assess the credibility of answers to questions posted on a social question-answering platform. Through the use of a…
Descriptors: Credibility, Heuristics, College Students, Computer Science Education
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Pilerot, Ola – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper reports on an extensive research project which aimed at exploring information sharing activities in a scholarly context. The paper presents and synthesises findings from a literature review and three qualitative case studies. The empirical setting is a geographically distributed Nordic network of design scholars. Method:…
Descriptors: Information Transfer, Information Dissemination, Scholarship, Communities of Practice
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Cocciolo, Anthony – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study addresses the following research question: is the use of text on the World Wide Web declining? If so, when did it start declining, and by how much has it declined? Method: Web pages are downloaded from the Internet Archive for the years 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014, producing 600 captures of 100 prominent and…
Descriptors: Internet, Archives, Statistical Analysis, Layout (Publications)
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Agarwal, Naresh Kumar – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Serendipitous or accidental discovery of information has often been neglected in information behaviour models, which tend to focus on information seeking, a more goal-directed behaviour. Method: This theoretical paper seeks to map the conceptual space of serendipity in information behaviour and to arrive at a definition. This is done…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Behavior, Discovery Processes, Models
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Syn, Sue Yeon; Sinn, Donghee – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study investigated a type of post-adoptive system use behaviour that is derived from the original purpose of the system. We defined this type of post-adoptive use as a secondary system use as it is different from the primary use of the system for which the system was intended. We focused on the way that Facebook can be used to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Online Surveys, Use Studies, Technology Integration
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Olsson, Michael; Heizmann, Helena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper advocates Foucault's notion of pouvoir/savoir (power/knowledge) as a conceptual lens that information researchers might fruitfully use to develop a richer understanding of the relationship between knowledge and power. Methods: Three of the authors' earlier studies are employed to illustrate the use of this conceptual lens.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Knowledge Level, Power Structure, Artists
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Johnson, Catherine A. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper presents a review of research framed within the concept of social capital and published by library and information science researchers. Method: Ninety-nine papers fitting the criteria of having a specific library and information science orientation were identified from two periodical databases: "Library and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Library Research, Information Science, Social Theories
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Joo, Soohyung; Kipp, Margaret E. I. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study examines the structure of Web space in the field of library and information science using multivariate analysis of social tags from the Website, Delicious.com. A few studies have examined mathematical modelling of tags, mainly examining tagging in terms of tripartite graphs, pattern tracing and descriptive statistics. This…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Library Science, Information Science, Multivariate Analysis
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Hilbert, Martin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Pressed by the increasing social importance of digital information, including the current attention given to the "big data paradigm", several research projects have taken up the challenge to quantify the amount of technologically mediated information. Method: This meta-study reviews the eight most important inventories in a…
Descriptors: Information Transfer, Measurement, Meta Analysis, Research Methodology
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Nicolaisen, Jeppe; Frandsen, Tove Faber – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: We present a new bibliometric indicator to measure journal specialisation over time, named the focus factor. This new indicator is based on bibliographic coupling and counts the percentage of re-citations given in subsequent years. Method: The applicability of the new indicator is demonstrated on a selection of general science…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Specialization, Bibliometrics, Citations (References)
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Moral, Cristian; de Antonio, Angelica; Ferre, Xavier; Lara, Graciela – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: In this article we propose a qualitative analysis tool--a coding system--that can support the formalisation of the information-seeking process in a specific field: research in computer science. Method: In order to elaborate the coding system, we have conducted a set of qualitative studies, more specifically a focus group and some…
Descriptors: Coding, Qualitative Research, Information Seeking, Computer Science
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Rutter, Sophie; Ford, Nigel; Clough, Paul – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper investigates techniques used by children in year 4 (age eight to nine) of a UK primary school to reformulate their queries, and how they use information retrieval systems to support query reformulation. Method: An in-depth study analysing the interactions of twelve children carrying out search tasks in a primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Young Children, Search Strategies
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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The article contributes to the conceptual studies of affective factors in information seeking by examining Kuhlthau's information search process model. Method: This random-digit dial telephone survey of 253 people (75% female) living in a rural, medically under-serviced area of Ontario, Canada, follows-up a previous interview study…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Information Seeking, Models, Interviews
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