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Information Science and Knowledge Management

New Directions in Human Information Behavior

Editors: Spink, Amanda, Cole, Charles (Eds.)

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New Directions in Human Information Behavior, co-edited by Drs. Amanda Spink and Charles Cole provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in human information behavior. Information behavior is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual’s everyday social and life processes.

The book presents chapters by an interdisciplinary range of scholars who show new  directions that often challenge the established views and paradigms of information behavior studies. Beginning with an evolutionary framework, the book examines information behaviors over various epochs of human existence from the Palaeolithic Era and within pre-literate societies, to contemporary behaviors by 21st century humans. Drawing upon social and psychological science theories the book presents a more integrated and holistic approach to the understanding of information behaviors that include multitasking and non-linear longitudinal processes, individuals’ information ground, information practices and information sharing, digital behaviors and human information organizing behaviors. The final chapter of the book integrates these new approaches and presents an overview of the key trends, theories and models for further research.

This book is directly relevant to information scientists, librarians, social and evolutionary psychologists. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics and information professionals interested in human information behavior will find this book of particular benefit.

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"Human information Behaviour (HIB) is one of the most popular and yet most complex research areas in the field of library and information science (LIS). … This book is a valuable addition to the other books recently published in this area … . the editors have done a good job organising them in a logical way linking them in their concluding chapter. … this book is a worthwhile read that highlights issues with potential for theoretical development." (Hamid R. Jamali, Journal of Documentation, Vol. 63 (3), 2007)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Information Behavior in Pre-literate Societies

    Andrew D. Madden, Jared Bryson, Joe Palimi

    Pages 33-53

  • Mapping Textually Mediated Information Practice in Clinical Midwifery Care

    Pamela J. McKenzie

    Pages 73-92

  • Information Grounds: Theoretical Basis and Empirical Findings on Information Flow in Social Settings

    Karen E. Fisher, Charles M. Naumer

    Pages 93-111

  • Information Sharing

    Sanna Talja, Preben Hansen

    Pages 113-134

  • Multitasking and Co-ordinating Framework for Human Information Behavior

    Amanda Spink, Minsoo Park, Charles Cole

    Pages 137-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in Human Information Behavior
Editors
  • Amanda Spink
  • Charles Cole
Series Title
Information Science and Knowledge Management
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3670-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3670-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3667-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6923-8
Series ISSN
1568-1300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 256
Topics