Beyond 'Needy' Individuals: Conceptualizing Information Behavior

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dc.contributor.author Olsson, MR
dc.contributor.editor Grove, A
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T06:54:25Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Sparkling Synergies - Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2005, pp. 1 - 17
dc.identifier.isbn 0-87715-536-4
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/7707
dc.description.abstract Understanding information users and their behavior is a question of central importance for information research and practice. The paper challenges several aspects of existing approaches to understanding information behaviour, including: the focus on individual cognition at the expense of social and affective factors; the construction of information users as defined by their areas of ignorance and uncertainty, rather than their expertise; and the focus on purposive rather than non-purposive information behavior. It argues that only by addressing these weaknesses and developing new research strategies and theoretical frameworks which focus attention on the social processes and relationships which underpin users information behavior can we hope to develop a truly holistic understanding of the relationship between people and information. It also argues that social constructivist approaches provide a theoretical lens through which information researchers can gain a clearer picture of information users not as needy individuals to be helped , but as social beings, experts in their own life-worlds.
dc.publisher American Society for Information Science and Technology
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.title Beyond 'Needy' Individuals: Conceptualizing Information Behavior
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Sparkling Synergies - Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Silver Spring Maryland USA en_US
dc.publocation Huntington, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Creative Practices Group en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Sparkling Synergies - Bringing Reserach and Practice Together
dc.conference.location Charlotte, NC USA en_US
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 970412
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.custom Sparkling Synergies - Bringing Reserach and Practice Together en_US
dc.date.activity 20051028 en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-10-28
dc.location.activity Charlotte, NC USA en_US
dc.description.keywords youth transition, cross-cultural studies, globalisation,knowledge society
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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