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Balakrishnan, Vimala; Mehmood, Yasir; Nagappan, Yoganathan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Studies have indicated that users' text highlighting behaviour can be further manipulated to improve the relevance of retrieved results. This article reports on a study that examined users' text highlight frequency, length and users' copy-paste actions. Method: A binary voting mechanism was employed to determine the weights for the…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Information Seeking, Feedback (Response)
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Wilson, T. D.; Maceviciute, Elena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of publishers' attitudes towards e-books in the context of the global situation of e-book publishing. Comparative data are drawn from a replication of a survey carried out in Sweden, in Lithuania and in Croatia. Method: A self-completed questionnaire survey was undertaken, offering respondents the choice…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Electronic Publishing, Books, Global Approach
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Smith, Catherine L. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The analysis of detailed interaction records is fundamental to development of user-centred systems. Researchers seeking such data must recruit volunteers willing to allow tracking of their interactions. This study examines privacy and trust attitudes in the intent to volunteer for research requiring installation of tracking software.…
Descriptors: Privacy, Trust (Psychology), Data Analysis, Information Security
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Kim, Sung Un; Syn, Sue Yeon – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study examines ways in which college students perceive the credibility and usefulness of health information on Facebook, depending on topic sensitivity, information source and demographic factors. Method: With self-selection sampling, data were collected from two universities through an online survey; 351 responses were used for…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Likert Scales
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Nahotko, Marek – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Text genres used by so-called information organizers in the processes of information organization in information systems were explored in this research. Method: The research employed text genre socio-functional analysis. Five genre groups in information organization were distinguished. Every genre group used in information…
Descriptors: Information Management, Information Systems, Catalogs, Qualitative Research
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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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Hartel, Jenna; Cox, Andrew M.; Griffin, Brian L. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Background: In the past decade, scholars of information science have started to conduct research on information behaviour in serious leisure. Presently, these studies lack common concepts and terms and empirical discoveries are not easy to assemble into theory. Aim: This conceptual and methodological paper surveys the aforementioned research area…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Literature Reviews, Models, Recreational Activities
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Choi, Yunseon – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for building a consumer health ontology using social tags. This would assist health users when they are accessing health information and increase the number of documents relevant to their needs. Methods: In order to extract concepts from social tags, this study conducted an…
Descriptors: Semantics, Taxonomy, Health, Access to Information
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Velasquez, Diane L.; Evans, Nina; Kaeding, Joanne – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports the findings of a study of risk management in public libraries. The focus of the research was to determine whether the libraries had a risk management and disaster plan for major disasters. Method: A qualitative study was done to investigate risk management and disaster recovery in public libraries in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk Management, Emergency Programs, Public Libraries
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Gärdén, Cecilia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Self-guided learning has had a major impact on adult education, where information seeking and use are key aspects of learning. With their lack of experience in study contexts, the students are nevertheless assumed to develop information literacy. Method: The paper aims to create an understanding of how information literacy can be…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Independent Study, Qualitative Research
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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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Sin, Sei-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper discusses the person-in-environment framework, which proposes the inclusion of environmental factors, alongside personal factors, as the explanatory factors of individual-level information behaviour and outcome. Method: The paper first introduces the principles and schematic formulas of the person-in-environment framework.…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Statistical Analysis, Interaction, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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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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VanScoy, Amy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Uncertainty is understood as an important component of the information seeking process, but it has not been explored as a component of reference and information service. Method: Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to examine the practitioner perspective of reference and information service for eight academic research…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Research, Information Seeking, Reference Services
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