Information Seeking In Electronic Environments by Gary MarchioniniInformation Seeking In Electronic Environments by Gary Marchionini

Information Seeking In Electronic Environments

byGary Marchionini

Paperback | March 13, 1997

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In the computer age, it is essential for individuals to develop skills and strategies for manipulating, storing, and retrieving electronic information. This book considers how electronic technologies have changed these skills and strategies and augmented the fundamental human activity of information seeking. Writing from the point of view of the user rather than the computer, the author makes a case for creating new interface designs that allow information seekers to choose what strategy to apply according to their immediate needs. Such systems may be designed by providing information seekers with alternative interface mechanisms for displaying and manipulating multiple levels of representation for information objects. This book is multidisciplinary in approach and aims to bridge the perspectives of information science, computer science and education. It will be essential reading for researchers and graduate students in these fields.
Title:Information Seeking In Electronic EnvironmentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.51 inPublished:March 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521586747

ISBN - 13:9780521586740


Table of Contents

Information and information seeking; 2. Information seekers and electronic environments; 3. Information-seeking perspective and framework; 4. Foundations for personal information infrastructures: 5. Information-seeking knowledge, skills, and attitudes; 6. Analytical search strategies; 7. Browsing strategies; 8. Designing support for Browsing: 9. A research and development perspective; 10. The continuing evolution of information seeking; 11. Future directions and conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"This book achieves some understanding of the differences in the way people search for information and the way various searching software facilitates academically recommended for those designing search software, and will be useful, though not instructive, for academic libraries and those who instruct clients in the process of seeking information in electronic environments." Public Library Quarterly