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Author Rice, Ronald E.

Title Accessing and browsing information and communication / Ronald E. Rice, Maureen McCreadie, and Shan-Ju L. Chang
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 357 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-342) and index
Notes English
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Subject Information retrieval.
Communication in information science.
Human information processing.
Information Storage and Retrieval
Mental Processes
research (function)
information retrieval.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Communication in information science.
Human information processing.
Information retrieval.
Information storage and retrieval.
Form Electronic book
Author McCreadie, Maureen.
Chang, Shan-Ju L.
ISBN 9780262256865