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Kåhre, Peter – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper concerns the ontological position of library and informations science in the networked society. The aim of the study is to understand library use and library functions in the age of Internet and artificial intelligent programmed search engines. Theoretical approach: The approach discusses so called sociocognitive tools in…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Library Role, Library Services, Artificial Intelligence
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Addison, Colleen; Meyers, Eric – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Information literacy, 40 years since the term was coined, remains a conceptually contested aspect of library and information science research. This paper uses a review of the literature related to the concept of information literacy to identify three different perspectives, their historical origins, and connection to library and information…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Concept Formation, Information Science Education, Educational Research
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Cossham, Amanda F. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The IFLA functional requirements for bibliographic records model has had a major impact on cataloguing principles and practices over the past fifteen years. This paper evaluates the model in the light of changes in the wider information environment (especially to information resources and retrieval) and in information seeking…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Online Catalogs, Online Systems, Literature Reviews
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Tallerås, Kim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: During the last couple of years the library community has developed a number of comprehensive metadata standardization projects inspired by the idea of linked data, such as the BIBFRAME model. Linked data is a set of best practice principles of publishing and exposing data on the Web utilizing a graph based data model powered with…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Metadata
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Carlsson, Hanna; Hanell, Fredrik; Lindh, Karolina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: In recent years, there has been a growing interest in ethnographic research within the field of library and Information studies. Although ethnography has been used by information researchers for studying a wide variety of phenomena, discussions concerning methodological developments and directions, as well as ethnography's wider…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Information Science Education, Library Research, Research Methodology
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Mercun, Tanja; Švab, Katarina; Harej, Viktor; Žumer, Maja – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: To provide valuable services in the future, libraries will need to create better information systems and set up an infrastructure more in line with the current technologies. The "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" conceptual model provides a basis for this transformation, but there are still a number of…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Library Development, Library Services, Bibliographic Databases
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Thompson, Gary B.; Lathey, Johnathan W. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction. Grounded in Alexander's model of domain learning, this study presents an integrated micro-model of information literacy. It is predicated upon the central importance of domain learning for the development of the requisite research skills by students. Method. The authors reviewed previous models of information literacy and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Models, Integrated Activities, Research Skills
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Frické, Martin H. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Faceted classification appears to be of utmost importance. Ersatz facets, resource faceting and tag faceting: The distinctions are drawn between facets and ersatz facets, and between faceted resources and faceted tags. Single tag resource faceting and multiple tag information object faceting: The basic features are explored of single…
Descriptors: Classification, Indexing, Information Science
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Moring, Camilla; Lloyd, Annemaree – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper considers practice theory and the analytical implications of using this theoretical approach in information literacy research. More precisely the aim of the paper is to discuss the translation of practice theoretical assumptions into strategies that frame the analytical focus and interest when researching workplace…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Information Literacy, Research, Communities of Practice
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Eckerdal, Johanna Rivano – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper presents a way to design and conduct interviews, within a sociocultural perspective, for studying information literacy practices in everyday life. Methods: A framework was developed combining a socio-cultural perspective with a narrative interview was developed. Interviewees were invited to participate by talking and using…
Descriptors: Interviews, Information Literacy, Qualitative Research, Empowerment
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Worrall, Adam; Oh, Sanghee – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Little is known about the quality of health information in social contexts or how socio-emotional factors impact users' evaluations of quality. We explored how librarians, nurses and users assessed the quality of health answers posted on Yahoo! Answers, focusing on socio-emotional reactions displayed, advice given to users and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites, Information Sources
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Kimble, Chris – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This article returns to a theme addressed in Vol. 8(1) October 2002 of the journal: knowledge management and the problem of managing tacit knowledge. Method: The article is primarily a review and analysis of the literature associated with the management of knowledge. In particular, it focuses on the works of a group of economists who…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Literature Reviews, Economics, Codification
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
The paper provides a distillation of findings emerging from an ongoing series of investigations of the research practices of academics in a university context to foreground the creativity in our engagements with information. The empirical research involved an ethnographic exploration of the scholarly practices of two scholars engaged in the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Innovation, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Holmberg, Kim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This study describes the intellectual landscape of iSchools and examines how the various iSchools map on to these research areas. Method: The primary focus of the data collection process was on faculty members' current research interests as described by the individuals themselves. A co-word analysis of all iSchool faculty…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, College Faculty, Information Science, Research
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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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