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Olmeda-Gómez, Carlos; Ovalle-Perandones, María Antonia; de Moya-Anegón, Félix – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The article presents the results of a study on scientific collaboration between Spanish universities and private enterprise, measured in terms of the co-authorship of papers published in international journals. Method: Bibliometric analysis of papers published in journals listed in Scopus in 2003-2011. Indicators were calculated for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Universities, Scientific Research
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Gorichanaz, Tim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Ultrarunning is an individual sport and serious leisure pursuit that requires ongoing information access and use during events, but has not yet been studied in information research. This study leverages a link between the theory of life in the round and the serious leisure perspective to explore the information experience of an…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Access to Information, Experience, Athletes
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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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Vilar, Polona; Juznic, Primoz; Bartol, Tomaz – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The paper presents one segment of the first comprehensive national study investigating information behaviour of Slovenian researchers in all research disciplines in relation to selected demographic variables. Research questions addressed various types of information behaviour, format preferences, use of different types of sources,…
Descriptors: Preferences, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Information Sources
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Xie, Iris; Babu, Rakesh; Joo, Soohyung; Fuller, Paige – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study explores blind users' unique help-seeking situations in interacting with digital libraries. In particular, help-seeking situations were investigated at both the physical and cognitive levels. Method: Fifteen blind participants performed three search tasks, including known- item search, specific information search, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Blindness, Help Seeking, Access to Information
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Qayyum, M. Asim; Smith, David – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Use of the Internet for open Web searches is common among university students in academic learning tasks. The tools used by students to find relevant information for online assessment tasks were investigated and their information seeking behaviour was documented to explore the impact on assessment design. Method: A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Computer Assisted Testing, Information Seeking
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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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