Cambridge Series on Human-Computer Interaction: Information Seeking in Electronic Environments Series Number 9 (Paperback)
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Cambridge Series on Human-Computer Interaction: Information Seeking in Electronic Environments Series Number 9 (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 13/03/1997
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Significant amounts of our time and energy are devoted to creating, managing, and avoiding information. Computers and telecommunications technology have extended our regard for information and are driving changes in how we learn, work, and play. One result of these developments is that skills and strategies for storing and retrieving information have become more essential and more pervasive in our culture. This book considers how electronic technologies have changed these skills and strategies and augmented the fundamental human activity of information seeking. The author makes a case for creating new interface designs that allow the information seeker 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. Information Seeking in Electronic Environments is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in information science, human-computer interaction, and education, as well as for designers of information retrieval systems and interfaces for digital libraries and archives.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521586740
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Marchionini has drawn together a number of important threads from the field of human-computer interaction. This is a scholarly work which contains a considerable depth of discussion ... it will certainly repay careful study.' Managing Information
"...a thought-provoking and in-depth examination of information seeking in electronic environments....a worthwhile purchase for anyone interested in an in-depth review and study of information seeking behaviors and how they have changed in, and because of, electronic environments. It would be an excellent auxiliary textbook for any course concerned with human-computer interaction in library science or computer science." Kathleen Fleming, Resource Sharing and Information Networks
"The book largely succeeds in its purposes. It is well written and makes good use of the literature...The structure of the book and the flow of ideas are logical and coherent, and researchers and practitioners in information retrieval will find it useful...this book provides a useful and timely contribution to the literature." S. Smithson, Computing Reviews
"...a welcome and needed addition to the information science literature...a well-written text on information seeking that is easily accessible by a broad audience...a great place to start building understanding of the information seeking process." Janette R. Hill, Journal of the American Society for Information Science
"Very timely...a requirement for every undergraduate computer science and information science library." J. Beidler, Choice
"Marchionini's book is interesting and thought provoking....It is very likely to become a text for library and information sciences seminars in information retrieval; it should be read by those in academic health sciences center libraries and hospital libraries who have responsibility for (or a personal interest in) education for information management and information retrieval from or in electronic settings." Ellen Gay Detlefsen, Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
"This book is recommended reading for graduate students in library information science as well as researchers and parctitioners. It provides a valuable, thoughful discussion of an important topic for all those concerened with developing information systems for addressing information seeking rather than information retrieval." Carol C, Kuhlthau, The Library Quarterly
"...a thought-provoking and in-depth examination of information seeking in electronic environments....a worthwhile purchase for anyone interested in an in-depth review and study of information seeking behaviors and how they have changed in, and because of, electronic environments. It would be an excellent auxiliary textbook for any course concerned with human-computer interaction in library science or computer science." Kathleen Fleming, Resource Sharing and Information Networks
"The book largely succeeds in its purposes. It is well written and makes good use of the literature...The structure of the book and the flow of ideas are logical and coherent, and researchers and practitioners in information retrieval will find it useful...this book provides a useful and timely contribution to the literature." S. Smithson, Computing Reviews
"...a welcome and needed addition to the information science literature...a well-written text on information seeking that is easily accessible by a broad audience...a great place to start building understanding of the information seeking process." Janette R. Hill, Journal of the American Society for Information Science
"This book achieves some understanding of the differences in the way people search for information and the way various searching software facilitates this....is academically written....is 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

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