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Yilma, Tesfahun Melese; Inthiran, Anushia; Reidpath, Daniel D.; Orimaye, Sylvester Olubolu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. This paper deals with the impact of contextual features, such as sex, age, mother tongue, health status, health literacy, Internet use experience, and frequency of health information seeking on health information searching. Method. An interactive information retrieval approach was used to study users' searching behaviour. An online…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Health, Online Searching, Online Surveys
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Ju, Boryung; Albertson, Dan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study examines the effects of certain key factors on users' intention to ultimately adopt and use video digital libraries for facilitating their information needs. The individual factors identified for this study, based on their given potential to influence use and acceptance of video digital libraries, were categorised for data…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Video Technology, Use Studies, Users (Information)
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Chen, Juan; Liu, Yong – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Previous studies suggest that the users of social question and answer Websites contribute their knowledge to a community in exchange for intrinsic rewards from other members, such as reciprocity and reputation. Thus, rewarding knowledge contributors is of great importance for maintaining the users of such Websites. However, there is…
Descriptors: Rewards, Web Sites, Social Exchange Theory, Foreign Countries
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Oroszlányová, Melinda; Lopes, Carla Teixeira; Nunes, Sérgio; Ribeiro, Cristina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The concept and study of relevance has been a central subject in information science. Although research in information retrieval has been focused on topical relevance, other kinds of relevance are also important and justify further study. Motivational relevance is typically inferred by criteria such as user satisfaction and success.…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Users (Information), Predictor Variables, Success
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Grigas, Vincas; Juzeniene, Simona; Velickaite, Jone – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Recent developments in the field of scientific information resource provision lead us to the key research question, namely,what is the coverage of freely available information sources when writing doctoral theses, and whether the academic library can assume the leading role as a direct intermediator for information users. Method:…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing (Composition), Academic Libraries
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Maceviciute, Elena; Wilson, T. D.; Gudinavicius, Arunas; Šuminas, Andrius – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of e-books issues in academic libraries in two European countries representative of small language markets--Sweden and Lithuania. Method: Questionnaire surveys, using the same instrument, were carried out in Swedish and Lithuanian academic libraries. Analysis: Quantitative analysis was performed using…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Online Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies
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Deng, Shengli; Lin, Yanqing; Liu, Yong; Chen, Xiaoyu; Li, Hongxiu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Personality and trust have been found to be important precursors of information-sharing behaviour, but little is known about how these factors interact with each other in shaping information-sharing behaviour. By integrating both trust and user personality into a unified research framework, this study examines how trust mediates the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Social Media, Social Networks, Structural Equation Models
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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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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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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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Deng, Shengli; Fang, Yuling; Liu, Yong; Li, Hongxiu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The popularity of social question and answer sites has made it an important and convenient source for obtaining knowledge. This study quantifies how three different system characteristics (interface design, interaction and answer quality) affect users' perceptions (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and perceived enjoyment),…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Experience, Information Services, Influences
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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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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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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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