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Pham, Hue Thi – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: There is little research applying structuration theory in library collaboration studies. This research aims to show how structuration theory informed a study of collaborative relationships between academics and librarians in two universities of Vietnam and Australia. Method: The research used the case study method. Data collection…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Hong; Tse, Shek-kam; Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Xiao, Xiao-yun; Lam, Joseph Wai-ip; Ng, Rex Hung-Wai; Hui, Sau-Yan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study examines the impact of the availability of reading resources in the school, the classroom, the home and the social environment on the reading proficiency of Grade Four primary school students in Hong Kong. Method: Data about the reading performance of Hong Kong students in the 2011 Progress in International Reading…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Reading Materials, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Centerwall, Ulrika; Nolin, Jan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: An emerging research area within the social sciences is infrastructure studies. This article conceptualises school libraries as an infrastructure among others, allowing for a fresh look at the role of the school library. We review and discuss what constitutes the school library as an important infrastructure at a school site. Method:…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Foreign Countries, Librarians, Library Role
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Wilson, Katie; Neylon, Cameron; Montgomery, Lucy; Huang, Chun-Kai – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Open access to digital research output is increasing, but academic library policies can place restrictions on public access to libraries. This paper reports on a preliminary study to investigate the correlation between academic library access policies and institutional positions of openness to knowledge. Method: This primarily…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Library Policy, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Shengli; Zhang, Zhongmin; Xu, Chunlin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Recently, the problem of diversification of search results has attracted a lot of attention in the information retrieval and Web search research community. For multi-faceted or ambiguous queries, a search engine is generally favoured if it is able to identify relevant documents on a wider range of different aspects. Method: We…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Search Strategies
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Rutter, Sophie; Clough, Paul D.; Toms, Elaine G. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study provides insights into the talk (defined here as any verbal utterances issued during a search activity) that children (ages 10 and 11) engage in when finding information on the Internet for two teacher-assigned tasks with different search goals: a specific item task where the goal is to find particular information, and a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Search Strategies, Online Searching, Internet
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Berget, Gerd; Sandnes, Frode Eika – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: It has been suggested that cognitive characteristics may affect search. This study investigated how decoding abilities, short-term memory capacity and rapid automatised naming skills relate to query formulation. Method: A total of twenty dyslexic participants and twenty non-dyslexic controls completed four standardised cognitive…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Short Term Memory, Naming, Search Strategies
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study investigates the implications of the interplay of multiple information infrastructures to learning and conducting work and to its related information work practices, and how the materialities of work and its infrastructures play into their intermingling. Method: The present study is based on an ethnography of a week-long…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Archaeology, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Irfan, Rabia; Khan, Sharifullah; Abbas, Muhammad Azeem; Shah, Asad Ali – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. Taxonomy is an effective mean of managing and accessing a large amount of digital information. Various techniques have been developed to generate taxonomy automatically. The purpose of this study is threefold: (i) review methods and approaches adopted during taxonomy generation, (ii) identify the factors influencing the choice of a…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Taxonomy, Semantics, Natural Language Processing
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Yilma, Tesfahun Melese; Inthiran, Anushia; Reidpath, Daniel D.; Orimaye, Sylvester Olubolu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. This paper deals with the impact of contextual features, such as sex, age, mother tongue, health status, health literacy, Internet use experience, and frequency of health information seeking on health information searching. Method. An interactive information retrieval approach was used to study users' searching behaviour. An online…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Health, Online Searching, Online Surveys