Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity In The Digital Age by Tammera M. RaceAccidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity In The Digital Age by Tammera M. Race

Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity In The Digital Age

byTammera M. RaceEditorStephann Makri

Paperback | October 15, 2016

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Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity in the Digital Ageprovides readers with an interesting discussion on the ways serendipity defined as the accidental discovery of valued information plays an important role in creative problem-solving.

This insightful resource brings together discussions on serendipity and information discovery, research in computer and information science, and interesting thoughts on the creative process. Five thorough chapters explore the significance of serendipity in creativity and innovation, the characteristics of serendipity-friendly tools and minds, and how future discovery environments may encourage serendipity.



  • Examines serendipity in a multidisciplinary context
  • Bridges theory and practice
  • Explores digital information landscapes of the future with essays from current researchers
  • Brings the concept of accidental discovery and its value front and center
Tammera M. Raceis the Systems, Metadata and Assessment Librarian for the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, serving New College of Florida and the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. She has presented on scientific gray literature and access, the application of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), social media ...
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Title:Accidental Information Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity In The Digital AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843347504

ISBN - 13:9781843347507

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Serendipity Chapter 2: Making Room for Serendipity Chapter 3: Teaching Serendipity Chapter 4: Serendipity in Current Digital Information Environments Chapter 5: Serendipity in Future Digital Information Environments