December 19, 2014

Just Released Report: Researchers of Tomorrow (The Research Behaviour of Generation Y Doctoral Students)

Released today in the UK by JISC and the British Library. From a BL News Release with Highlights From Findings: Research students need more face-to-face and informal support tailored to their own subject area to help them embrace open web technologies and social media fully, according to the UK’s largest study of doctoral students commissioned […]

Research Article: Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada

Title Information Seeking for Making Evidence-Informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis on the Staff of a Public Health Department in Canada Authors Reza Yousefi-Nooraie Maureen Dobbins Melissa Brouwers Patricia Wakefield Source BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:118 From Background and Results Social network analysis is an approach to study the interactions and exchange of resources […]

Article: "Young Adults’ Information Behavior: What We Know So Far and Where We Need to Go from Here"

In Fall, 2011 Issue (Vol. 2, No. 1) of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults Author: Denise E. Agosto From the Article: Young adult IB [information behavior] research spans several disciplines, most notably library and information science, education, psychology, and communications. It can be divided into three general categories: 1) studies resulting in […]

Preprint: "'If It is Too Inconvenient, I’m Not Going After It:' Convenience as a Critical Factor in Information-Seeking Behaviors"

By: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research; Timothy J. Dickey, OCLC Research; and Marie L. Radford, Rutgers University. This Preprint is Scheduled to Appear in Library and Information Science Research (33: 179-190) and is being made available by OCLC Research. From the Abstract: In today’s fast-paced world, anecdotal evidence suggests that information tends to inundate people, […]