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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
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Ferran-Ferrer, Núria; Guallar, Javier; Abadal, Ernest; Server, Adan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction. This study examines the research methods and techniques used in Spanish journals of library and information science, the topics addressed by papers in these journals and their authorship affiliation. Method. The researchers selected 580 papers published in the top seven Spanish LIS journals indexed in Web of Science and Scopus and…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Library Science, Information Science, Research Methodology
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Wang, Sufang; Yu, Jieli – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Visually impaired people in China are socially excluded in multiple ways, such as employment, social status and information access. The purpose of this study is to examine their information needs and information seeking behaviour. Method: Two ways of data collection were employed: a telephone survey with a questionnaire in the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Access to Information, Information Seeking
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Nelhans, Gustaf; Lorentzen, David Gunnarsson – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper deals with what academic texts and datasets are referred to and discussed on Twitter. We used document object identifiers as references to these items. Method: We streamed tweets from the Twitter application programming interface including the strings "dx" and "doi" while simultaneously streaming tweets…
Descriptors: Social Media, Research Reports, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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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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Park, Min Sook; Park, Hyejin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Health information-seeking and sharing online has become immensely intertwined with day-to-day information-seeking of US immigrants with health concerns. Despite the consistent recognition of unique health needs among different US immigrant communities, little is known about the distinctive patterns and extent of health information…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Cancer, Help Seeking, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gillespie, Ann; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine; Howlett, Alisa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper presents the findings from a project that investigated the lived experiences of library and information professionals in relation to evidence-based practice within an Australian public library. Method: The project employed ethnography, which allows holistic description of people's experiences within a particular community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Public Libraries, Ethnography
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Fontainha, Elsa; Martins, Jorge Tiago; Vasconcelos, Ana Cristina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper aims at understanding virtual communities of learning in terms of dynamics, types of knowledge shared by participants, and network characteristics such as size, relationships, density, and centrality of participants. It looks at the relationships between these aspects and the evolution of communities of learning. It…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Communities of Practice, Economics Education, Group Dynamics
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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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Webster, Tenny; Gollner, Kathleen; Nathan, Lisa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Through this paper we report on an exploratory study into the design and use of neighbourhood book exchanges in North America. We identify dominant media framings of these book exchanges in North America, along with claims made concerning the influence of the exchanges. We compare the media claims with insights from interviews with…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Books, Shared Resources and Services, Urban Areas
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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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Maceviciute, Elena; Borg, Martin; Kuzminiene, Ramune; Konrad, Katie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: Our aim is to compare the advantages and problems of e-book acquisition identified in research literature to those experienced by two Swedish university libraries. Method: A literature review was used to identify the main issues related to acquisition of e-books by academic libraries. The data for comparison were collected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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Baxter, Graeme – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper compares public access to information about two controversial coastal developments in North-east Scotland: the construction of a gas terminal by the British Gas Council and Total in the 1970s, and the current development of "the world's greatest golf course" by the tycoon Donald Trump. Method: Data has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Site Development
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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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Hartel, Jenna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Theorist Howard D. White has made a call to action for "scientist-poets" to synthesize concepts and oeuvres in the centrifugal literature of information science. In response, this paper interprets the work of canonical information scientist Marcia J. Bates through the original metaphor of "castles and inverted…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Scientists, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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