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Velasquez, Diane L.; Evans, Nina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This paper describes the findings of a study of 1517 public library Websites in Australia, Canada, and the United States over a period of four years. These Websites are referred to as 'electronic branches' of the libraries, thereby extending the definition of physical library branches into the digital realm. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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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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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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Koh, Kyungwon; Rubenstein, Ellen; White, Kelvin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This pilot study examined how current information behaviour research addresses the implications and potential impacts of its findings. The goal was to understand what implications and contributions the field has made and how effectively authors communicate implications of their findings. Methods: We conducted a content analysis of 30…
Descriptors: Information Science, Behavioral Science Research, Pilot Projects, Content Analysis
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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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Quan-Haase, Anabel; Martin, Kim; Schreurs, Kathleen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper aims to understand the adoption of e-books and e-readers by persons aged sixty and above. This includes an investigation into where seniors are in the stages of e-book adoption. Method: Data were collected through semi-structured interviews in a mid-size city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Analysis: Interviews were…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Older Adults, Reading Material Selection
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Desrochers, Nadine; Pecoskie, Jen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This research investigates paratextual acknowledgements in published codices in order to study how relationships inform the information-seeking habits of authors, an understudied group in library and information science. Method: A purposive sample consisting of the books from the 2010 nominations list of the Canadian Governor…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Authors, Books, Content Analysis
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Prado, Javier Calzada; Marzal, Miguel Angel – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The role of library and information science professionals as knowledge facilitators is solidly grounded in the profession's theoretical foundations as much as connected with its social relevance. Knowledge science is presented in this paper as a convenient theoretical framework for this mission, and knowledge engagement…
Descriptors: Specialists, Information Scientists, Information Science, Graduate Students
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Duff, Wendy M.; Carter, Jennifer; Cherry, Joan M.; MacNeil, Heather; Howarth, Lynne C. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The convergence of libraries, archives and museums is an evolving phenomenon that has garnered increased attention in the literature and professional practice over the past decade. To date, little research exists documenting the experiences of these institutions as they engage in different forms of collaboration and convergence.…
Descriptors: Libraries, Archives, Museums, Semi Structured Interviews
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Cole, Charles; Julien, Charles-Antoine; Leide, John E. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: We define the results list problem in information search and suggest the "associative index model", an ad-hoc, user-derived indexing solution based on Vannevar Bush's description of an associative indexing approach for his memex machine. We further define what selection means in indexing terms with reference to Charles…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Indexing, Selection, Case Studies
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Lopez-Herrera, A. G.; Cobo, M. J.; Herrera-Viedma, E.; Herrera, F.; Bailon-Moreno, R.; Jimenez-Contreras, E. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: Presents the first bibliometric study on the evolution of the fuzzy sets theory field. It is specially focused on the research carried out by the Spanish community. Method. The CoPalRed software, for network analysis, and the co-word analysis technique are used. Analysis: Bibliometric maps showing the main associations among the…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Maps, Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval
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Haggerty, Kevin D. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2008
Introduction: Presents a personal account of the transfer to open access of the leading Canadian journal of sociology. Background: The Canadian Journal of Sociology had established a strong position, internationally, among sociology journals. However, subscriptions were falling as readers increasingly accessed the resource through libraries and a…
Descriptors: Sociology, Case Studies, Access to Information, Information Policy
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Wathen, C. Nadine; Harris, Roma M. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: Women are active information seekers, particularly in the context of managing health for themselves and their families. Rural living may present particular challenges and opportunities for women in their health information seeking. Method: Forty women living in a rural part of Ontario, Canada were interviewed using a semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Health, Females