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Miller, Holmes – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class introduced the concepts of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure. These concepts are valid today, and one's online behaviour, social media engagement and general abundance of information help create a broader conspicuous self. Method: Two grids are used to illustrate concepts…
Descriptors: Risk, Information Technology, Consumer Economics, Leisure Time
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Pietikäinen, Virpi; Kortelainen, Terttu; Siklander, Pirkko – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Teachers in Finland are demanded to develop students' competencies in information literacy. However, they can meet this demand only by collaborating with public librarians. The aim in this case study was to explore the perspectives of teachers, librarians and students in a problem-based project and to analyse the advantages and…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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Lauri, Liia; Heidmets, Mati; Virkus, Sirje – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper focuses on the information culture of higher education institutions in Estonia. The aim of the study is to explore the relationship between information culture, information management and job satisfaction, leadership style, and self-reported individual performance. Method: A total of 160 faculty members from twelve…
Descriptors: Correlation, Higher Education, Multivariate Analysis, Leadership Styles
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Johnson, Catherine A. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper presents a review of research framed within the concept of social capital and published by library and information science researchers. Method: Ninety-nine papers fitting the criteria of having a specific library and information science orientation were identified from two periodical databases: "Library and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Library Research, Information Science, Social Theories
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Rutter, Sophie; Ford, Nigel; Clough, Paul – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper investigates techniques used by children in year 4 (age eight to nine) of a UK primary school to reformulate their queries, and how they use information retrieval systems to support query reformulation. Method: An in-depth study analysing the interactions of twelve children carrying out search tasks in a primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Young Children, Search Strategies
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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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Cibangu, Sylvain K. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Just as we have created them, the new social media technologies have shaped every aspect of our societies. Meanwhile, information science has hardly addressed the ways in which these information technologies have shaped humans, and vice-versa. The major reason is the tendency and pressure to adjust (the needs of) humans to the ever…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Science Education, Information Technology, Relevance (Education)
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: This paper is about the challenges of working creatively and reflectively in the information-intensive environments characteristic of our digital age. Method: The paper builds upon earlier work about uncertainty in library and information science by incorporating work exploring risk cultures and uncertainty as everyday phenomena. It…
Descriptors: Creativity, Information Science, Information Services, Innovation
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Tomic, Taeda – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: Philosophical analyses of theoretical principles underlying these sub-domains reveal philosophy of information as underlying meta-theory of information science. Method: Conceptual research on the knowledge sub-domains in information science and philosophy and analysis of their mutual connection. Analysis: Similarities between…
Descriptors: Information Science, Philosophy, Theories, Information Retrieval
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Pastor-Sanchez, Juan-Antonio; Martinez Mendez, Francisco Javier; Rodriguez-Munoz, Jose Vicente – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: This paper presents an analysis of the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) compared with other alternatives for thesaurus representation in the Semantic Web. Method: Based on functional and structural changes of thesauri, provides an overview of the current context in which lexical paradigm is abandoned in favour of the…
Descriptors: Models, Semantics, Information Services, Reference Materials
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Iyer, Hemalata – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: The research reported here is part of a larger research project, the aim of which is to improve education and training by providing the library community with the information necessary to support the development of programmes for visual resource professionals. Method: A content analysis of 394 job announcements in the visual…
Descriptors: Information Management, Visual Aids, Content Analysis, Educational Improvement
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Paling, Stephen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: This paper constitutes part of a series of studies intended to establish "Literature and Art Informatics". The paper describes the conceptual background of multiple correspondence analysis and its use in visualizing conceptual spaces to describe the values that motivate the use of information technology by literary authors. An…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Interviews, Authors
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Meyer, Hester W. J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: Sharing of information across cultural boundaries does not always live up to expectations. Information behaviour is an underlying factor, which can contribute to poor use or non-use of the information or information services at the disposal of indigenous people in a development context. Method: A literature study of information…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Access to Information, Information Technology, Rural Areas
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Mursu, Anja; Luukkonen, Irmeli; Toivanen, Marika; Korpela, Mikko – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: The purpose of information systems is to facilitate work activities: here we consider how Activity Theory can be applied in information systems development. Method. The requirements for an analytical model for emancipatory, work-oriented information systems research and practice are specified. Previous research work in Activity…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Models, Guidelines, Information Technology
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