Information Organising Behaviours in Everyday Life: An Exploration Using Diaries

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Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice, 2014, 1, pp. 24 - 44
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This chapter discusses people's everyday-life encounters with information and the difficulties they face in finding information within both personal and profressional contexts, with a specific focus on information-oganisation -related behaviours in everyday-life, based on a diary study where participants maintained an information journal. The discussion is based on the literature along with selected findings from a larger empirical study of human information behaviours, which found that information-organisation -related behaviours (including the lack of it) in everyday life is a problematic area due to various factors. The factors include problems with knowledge representation and intersubjectivity, along with spatiotemporal dimensions that give rise to intrasubjectivity in our minds. These factors have implications on the findability of information and also on personal information management.
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