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Friday, Kate – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper reports on doctoral research which investigated the online research behaviour of family historians, from the overall perspective of local studies collections and developing online services for family historians. Method: A hybrid (primarily ethnographic) study was employed using qualitative diaries and shadowing, to examine…
Descriptors: Genealogy, Historians, Online Searching, Research
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Zhang, Yin; Deng, Shengli – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: In recent years, the introduction of social question and answer services and other Internet tools have expanded the ways in which people have their questions answered. There has been speculation and debate over whether such services and other Internet tools are replacing library virtual reference services. Method: Most previous…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Information Services
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Friedman, Alon – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: "Research method" refers to how to conduct research, how to measure progress, and what constitutes success. Visualisation has become the platform for communicating research findings according to Friedman and Smiraglia. Knowledge organization aims to organize knowledge and many researchers employ visualisation in their…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Visual Aids, Conferences (Gatherings), Researchers
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Taylor, Arthur; Dalal, Heather A. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper aims to determine how appropriate information literacy instruction is for preparing students for these unmediated searches using commercial search engines and the Web. Method. A survey was designed using the 2000 Association of College and Research Libraries literacy competency standards for higher education. Survey…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Standards, Student Surveys, Internet
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Snijder, Ronald – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper studies the effects of several dissemination channels in an open access environment by analysing the download data of the OAPEN Library. Method: Download data were obtained containing the number of downloads and the name of the Internet provider. Based on public information, each Internet provider was categorised. The…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Access to Information, Publications, Internet
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Willson, Rebekah; Given, Lisa M. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper presents a qualitative exploration of university students' experience of searching an online public access catalogue. The study investigated how students conceptualise their searching process, as well as how students understand themselves as seekers of information. Method: Following a search task, thirty-eight…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Self Concept, Online Systems, Coding
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Moral, Cristian; de Antonio, Angélica; Imbert, Ricardo; Ramírez, Jaime – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Background: During the last fifty years, improved information retrieval techniques have become necessary because of the huge amount of information people have available, which continues to increase rapidly due to the use of new technologies and the Internet. Stemming is one of the processes that can improve information retrieval in terms of…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Mathematics, Morphology (Languages), Classification
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Harlan, Mary Ann; Bruce, Christine; Lupton, Mandy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: In a connected world youth are participating in digital content creating communities. This paper introduces a description of teens' information practices in digital content creating and sharing communities. Method: The research design was a constructivist grounded theory methodology. Seventeen interviews with eleven teens were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, Creative Activities, Sharing Behavior
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Velagic, Zoran – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The point of departure for this paper is the twofold analogy (analogy of content, analogy of medium) between printed and electronic books, the aim being to draw attention to the usual perception of their capacities and relationships, to provide a rather detailed analysis of the outcome and sustainability of such analogies and…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Sustainability, Definitions
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Girard, Adam – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This review of barriers to e-book use systematically identifies obstacles to engaging reading experiences. Through the use of an analytical framework, the users being studied, study setting, and methods used in previous work are described in order to identify promising areas for future research. Method: The method used is a…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Barriers, Adoption (Ideas)
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Grandbois, Jennifer; Beheshti, Jamshid – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This study aims to gain a greater understanding of the development of open access practices amongst library and information science authors, since their role is integral to the success of the broader open access movement. Method: Data were collected from scholarly articles about open access by library and information science authors…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Library Science, Information Science, Access to Information
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Pálsdóttir, Ágústa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The paper presents findings from a study investigating the health and lifestyle information behaviour of different groups of Icelanders. The paper focuses on the use of social media and its role in current information behaviour. Method: Quantitative methods were used. Two random samples were used in the study and the data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Seeking, Health
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Oh, Sanghee; Kim, Soojung – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Purpose: This exploratory study aims to understand college students' use and perception of social media for health information by comparing college students in the USA and Korea. Method. This study surveyed 342 college students from two state-level universities in the USA and Korea (one from each country) using a convenience sample. Analysis:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Access to Health Care, Student Attitudes
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Sapa, Remigiusz; Krakowska, Monika; Janiak, Malgorzata – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The paper presents original research designed to explore and compare selected aspects of the information seeking behaviour of mathematicians (scientists and students) on the Internet. Method: The data were gathered through a questionnaire distributed at the end of 2011 and in January 2012. Twenty-nine professional mathematicians and…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Scientists, Internet, Mass Media Use
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Gillespie, Ann – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This research is the first to investigate the experiences of teacher-librarians as evidence-based practice. An empirically derived model is presented in this paper. Method: This qualitative study utilised the expanded critical incident approach, and investigated the real-life experiences of fifteen Australian teacher-librarians,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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