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Poltronieri, Elisabetta; Bravo, Elena; Curti, Moreno; Maurizio Ferri,; Mancini, Cristina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this analysis was twofold: to track the number of open access journals acquiring impact factor, and to investigate the distribution of subject categories pertaining to these journals. As a case study, journals in which the researchers of the National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) in Italy have…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Journal Articles, Access to Information, Citation Analysis
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper analyses the work practices and perspectives of professionals working with archaeological archives and the social organization of archaeological archiving and information management in Sweden. Method: The paper is based on an interview study of Swedish actors in the field of archaeological archiving (N = 16). Analysis: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Archaeology, Information Management
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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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Krtalic, Maja; Marcetic, Hana; Micunovic, Milijana – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: As both academic citizens and active participants in information society who use information, students produce huge amounts of personal digital data and documents. It is therefore important to raise questions about their awareness, responsibility, tendencies and activities they undertake to preserve their collective digital heritage.…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, College Students, Online Surveys, Questionnaires
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Hassell, Martin D.; Sukalich, Mary F. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The use of social media is prevalent among college students, and it is important to understand how social media use may impact students' attitudes and behaviour. Prior studies have shown negative outcomes of social media use, but researchers have not fully discovered or fully understand the processes and implications of these…
Descriptors: Social Media, Correlation, Outcomes of Education, Structural Equation Models
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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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Raamkumar, Aravind Sesagiri; Foo, Schubert; Pang, Natalie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper looks at the issue of inadequate and omitted citations in manuscripts by collecting the experiential opinions of researchers from the dual perspectives of manuscript reviewers and authors. Method: An online survey was conducted with participation from 207 respondents who had experience of reviewing and authoring research…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Publications, Literature Reviews, Writing (Composition)
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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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