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Littlejohn, Allison; Hood, Nina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: We report on the experiences of a group of people as they become Wikipedia editors. We test Benkler's (2002) theory that commons-based production processes accelerate the creation of capital, questioning what knowledge production processes do people engage in as they become editors? The analysis positions the development of editing…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing, Editing
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Schlebbe, Kirsten – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The market for digital children's books is growing steadily. But the options vary in terms of quality and parents looking for suitable apps for young children can get overwhelmed quickly. This study seeks to answer how families search for suitable applications and what aspects are important to them while selecting. Method:…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Textbook Selection, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Surveys
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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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Du, Jia Tina; Haines, Jelina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports the first stage of an ongoing information behaviour research project undertaken with a rural Indigenous community in South Australia. Method: Twenty-one Ngarrindjeri volunteers participated in the field study. Permission was granted and extensive community consultations were conducted. Analysis: Questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Behavior, Internet
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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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Smeaton, Kathleen; Bruce, Christine S.; Hughes, Hilary; Davis, Kate – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper explores the online information experiences of individuals experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia. As access to online information becomes increasingly critical those without access are in danger of being left behind. This exploratory pilot study examines the way that digital exclusion may be experienced.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Online Searching, Economically Disadvantaged
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Demasson, Andrew; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study reports an investigation into the ways in which people engaged in a serious leisure activity can experience using information to learn (also known as information literacy). Method: Data were collected through twenty-two semi-structured, one-on-one, phenomenographic interviews conducted with identified serious leisure…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Leisure Time, Information Utilization, Learning Experience
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Pilerot, Ola – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Evidence-based practice has broadened and spread into new areas including librarianship. This reorientation has resulted in increased uncertainty regarding what counts as evidence and has caused a tension between formalised procedures and professional judgment. This theoretical paper aims to extend the knowledge about how…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Governance, Social Services, Ethnography
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Howard, Katherine; Partridge, Helen; Hughes, Hilary; Oliver, Gillian – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper explores the current and future skills and knowledge requirements of contemporary information professionals in a converged gallery, library, archive and museum sector (also referred to as the GLAM sector) in Australia. This research forms part of a larger study that investigated the education needs of information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Professional Education
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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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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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Pontika, Nancy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The National Institutes of Health public access policy requires the principal investigators of any Institutes-funded research to submit their manuscript to PubMed Central, and the open access publisher Public Library of Science submits all articles to PubMed Central, irrespective of funder. Whether the investigators, who made the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Public Libraries, Access to Information, Standards
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Pilerot, Ola – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper reports on an extensive research project which aimed at exploring information sharing activities in a scholarly context. The paper presents and synthesises findings from a literature review and three qualitative case studies. The empirical setting is a geographically distributed Nordic network of design scholars. Method:…
Descriptors: Information Transfer, Information Dissemination, Scholarship, Communities of Practice
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Olsson, Michael; Heizmann, Helena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper advocates Foucault's notion of pouvoir/savoir (power/knowledge) as a conceptual lens that information researchers might fruitfully use to develop a richer understanding of the relationship between knowledge and power. Methods: Three of the authors' earlier studies are employed to illustrate the use of this conceptual lens.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Knowledge Level, Power Structure, Artists
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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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