Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication

Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication

by Ronald E. Rice, Maureen McCreadie, Shan-Ju Chang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262182149

ISBN-13: 9780262182140

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

This book contends that accessing and browsing information and communication are multidimensional and consequential aspects of the information user's entire experience and of general human behavior. Problems in information creation, processing, transmittal, and use often arise from an incomplete conceptualization of the "information seeking" process, where

Overview

This book contends that accessing and browsing information and communication are multidimensional and consequential aspects of the information user's entire experience and of general human behavior. Problems in information creation, processing, transmittal, and use often arise from an incomplete conceptualization of the "information seeking" process, where information seeking is viewed as the intentional finding of specific information. The process has traditionally been considered to begin with some kind of search query and end with some kind of obtained information. That, however, may be only the last, most easily observable—and perhaps not even primary—stage of a complex sequence of activities.This book reviews related theory, research, practice, and implications from a wide range of disciplines. It also analyzes converging forms of information,including mass media, online information services, the Internet and World Wide Web,libraries, public spaces, advertisements, and organizational communication.

Extensive case studies illustrate the theoretical material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262182140
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1 The Importance of Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
I Accessing Information and Communication
2 Perspectives on Access in Six Research Literatures
3 Common Concepts across Research Literatures
4 Unique Aspects across Research Literature, and a Preliminary Framework of Access
5 A Research Approach: Access
6 Results: Testing the Framework of Access
7 Results: Refining the Framework of Access
8 Summary and Implications of the Framework of Access
II Browsing Information and Communication
9 Perspectives on Browsing in Six Research Literatures
10 A Preliminary Framework of Browsing
11 A Research Approach: Browsing
12 Results: Testing the Framework of Browsing
13 Results: Motivating Themes and Patterns of Browsing
14 Results: A Refined Framework of Browsing
15 Future Research and Implications for the Frameworks of Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
References
Index

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