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Information Seeking in Electronic Environments : Cambridge Series on Human-Computer Interaction - Gary Marchionini

Information Seeking in Electronic Environments

Cambridge Series on Human-Computer Interaction

Paperback Published: 4th August 1997
ISBN: 9780521586740
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

'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

Information and information seeking
Information seekers and electronic environments
Information-seeking perspective and framework
Foundations for personal information infrastructures
Information-seeking knowledge, skills, and attitudes
Analytical search strategies
Browsing strategies
Designing support for Browsing
A research and development perspective
The continuing evolution of information seeking
Future directions and conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521586740
ISBN-10: 0521586747
Series: Cambridge Series on Human-Computer Interaction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 4th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.44