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Information Seeking by Humanities Scholars [chapter]

George Buchanan, Sally Jo Cunningham, Ann Blandford, Jon Rimmer, Claire Warwick
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It furthers existing work by updating our knowledge of the information seeking techniques used by humanities scholars, where the current work predates the wide availability of the Internet.  ...  This paper investigates the information seeking of humanities academics and scholars using digital libraries.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by EPSRC Grant (GR/S84798). We would also like to thank the study participants and the University of Waikato for its support of the study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11551362_20 fatcat:lzc22rdav5gh7luc3bbelulyse

Information Seeking Behaviour by the Research Scholars & Faculty Members: A Survey Study of Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra in the Disciplines of Life Science

Anil Kumar, Nasima Salmani, Sukhleen Baweja
2014 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
The present study has been undertaken to assess the Information Seeking Behaviour by the Research scholars & Faculty members: A survey study of Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra in the disciplines of  ...  The responses were gathered from 121 users (50 Teachers and 71 Research Scholars).The findings of the survey reveal useful facts about the Information Seeking Behaviour by Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra  ...  It also reflected that they actively seek information from human information sources, which in turn triggers further information seeking.  ... 
doi:10.9790/0837-1964119138 fatcat:pxw4skrobfesdpte6eadcmtary

Information Behaviour(s) of Theologians: A Literature Review

Katharina Penner
2009 Theological Librarianship  
The review will proceed in concentric circles from the immediate question of enquiry to include research on information-seeking of humanities scholars and, finally, research on information behaviour in  ...  On the other side, theology is usually perceived to be part of the humanities, and certain parallels in research approaches and behaviours are evident and can illumine the area of study.  ...  Humanities Scholars: The Getty Online Searching Project, no. ," Online and CD-ROM Review 18, no. (199): 1-0) and Buchanan et al ("Information Seeking by Humanities Scholars," Lecture Notes in Computer  ... 
doi:10.31046/tl.v2i1.79 fatcat:ahkmzk26mrhc3em5r73yi7sili

Use of electronic information resources and facilities by humanities scholars

Muhammad Tahir, Khalid Mahmood, Farzana Shafique
2010 Electronic library  
The results can be useful to design services and facilities in humanities libraries and information centres in Pakistan and other developing countries.  ...  The humanists still stick to the printed information sources but they pay good attention to electronic resources. Most of them have access to computer and internet at office and home.  ...  Many research studies on the information-seeking pattern of arts and humanities scholars are found in the literature of library and information science.  ... 
doi:10.1108/02640471011023423 fatcat:o2vphtsrfrao5epbp7sm2bnoxa

The information-seeking behaviour of the virtual scholar: from use to users

David Nicholas
2008 Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community  
Fourth, human information seeking is conditioned by e-mailing, executive summaries and text messaging, therefore robots should not view an article online for longer than two minutes because hardly anybody  ...  CIBER about information seeking and what can be accomplished by our particular form of analysis, deep log analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1629/2189 fatcat:agtfwgsyz5hovpxgbflwkk4i4y

Unlocking radio broadcasts

Mette Skov, Marianne Lykke
2012 Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium on - IIIX '12  
This poster reports the preliminary results of a user study uncovering the information seeking behaviour of humanities scholars dedicated to radio research.  ...  Results from a questionnaire survey on humanities scholars' research interest and information needs, preferred access points, and indexing levels are reported.  ...  The following research questions guided the study: RQ1: What characterises information seeking behaviour of humanities scholars using radio broadcast as an information source?  ... 
doi:10.1145/2362724.2362779 dblp:conf/iiix/SkovL12 fatcat:dco6koyelnevdik7eqdlkwhkea

Information Seeking Behavior of Marine Scientists in Bharathidasan University: A Case Study

C. Ranganathan
2019 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services  
It was found that, although there were differences in the features of the information seeking patterns of the Marine Science faculty members and Research Scholars, the behavioural characteristic were similar  ...  Nonetheless, fundamental differences in information seeking behaviour could not be determined.  ...  The present research examines the information seeking behavior of teaching members and research scholars of marine science.  ... 
doi:10.51983/ijiss.2019.9.1.596 fatcat:rdv6fknvmrfnrefgxxrx3v443y

Integrating informatics in humanities activities and research

Stephen Paling, Sarah Buchanan, Catherine Larkin
2010 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This panel would consider how recent advances in digital humanities scholarship can align with ASIS&T members' expertise in interface design, retrieval, and users' information-seeking behavior.  ...  Building on the concepts introduced at a 2008 AM panel discussion (, this panel will feature presenters' work toward bringing humane information resources  ...  of the complex processes involved in the information-seeking behaviors of subsets of visual arts humanities scholars and developing an information-seeking model in image and text retrieval for the domain  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504701077 fatcat:uv3o54h7qnawro6igfjtzowjd4

Humanities Literatures and Their Users [chapter]

Stephen E. Wiberley
2009 Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition  
Finally, the entry talks about where information seeking and use fit into the workflow of humanities scholars.  ...  First, what terminology do humanities scholars use when they seek primary literature? Second, what sources do humanities scholars use when they seek primary literature?  ... 
doi:10.1081/e-elis3-120043276 fatcat:apdqq5cohvfk5fj7ft5sk33vky

Patterns of Information Seeking in the Humanities

Stephen E. Wiberley, William G. Jones
1989 College and Research Libraries  
Often they disregard bibliography and find information by going to the person or location that can supply it.  ...  This paper describes how humanists in a small, interdisciplinary group seek information. The humanists confirm findings of previous research, although with significant variations.  ...  Yet information seeking is an activity about which we know less than we would like, especially for the humanities.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_50_06_638 fatcat:esx53cohz5aavfkjzkak7y6f4i

Monitoring, Creeping, or Surveillance? A Synthesis of Online Social Information Seeking Concepts

Jessica R. Frampton, Jesse Fox, The Ohio State University, USA, The Ohio State University, USA
2021 Review of Communication Research  
information seeking (e.g., uncertainty, threat, curiosity); and the intensity of the behavior.  ...  People use various techniques to find information about others, capitalizing on online affordances by using search engines to find relevant websites and databases; scouring the target's social media or  ...  Other scholars suggest that people engage in online social information seeking behaviors when they oriented. For example, argued that creeping is not defined by the target of information seeking.  ... 
doi:10.12840/issn.2255-4165.025 fatcat:hprzwkfhqjaj7lepjta62gabsy

Information-seeking patterns of artists and art scholarsat the Vaal Triangle Technikon

Carol Van Zijl, Elizabeth M. Gericke
2014 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science  
It was found that overall, the preferred information sources were (in order of preference) periodical articles, library books, personal contact with other scholars in the field, books in private collections  ...  There appears to be a place for both print and electronic media in the information-seeking preferences of artists and an increasing interest in electronic media has serious implications for information  ...  Budd (1989:9) and Stone (1982:296) found that researchers in the humanities place much store on the library in their information-seeking endeavours, and also seem to prefer to find their information  ... 
doi:10.7553/66-1-1451 fatcat:jmsjedssbbdqvjefzjrgsrxvba

Accessing and Using Digital Libraries in Art History [chapter]

Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, Simon Mahony
2018 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
For this purpose, the art historical discipline will be used as a case study; by employing an ethnographic approach to the study of scholarly habits, we managed to uncover the requirements that scholars  ...  The complex information behavior of art historians as well as the challenges they often face when interacting with digital resources make them a great example to demonstrate the impact that digital libraries  ...  For instance, Foster and Ford [17] studied serendipity in the context of the information seeking behavior of interdisciplinary scholars (including Arts & Humanities) and suggested that further examination  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76992-9_6 fatcat:jx2zq5rsvncebk6b3l5yoi5eoe

Context in information behavior research

Christina Courtright
2007 Annual Review of Information Science and Technology  
Many researchers investigating the information activities of scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students have focused on work-related aspects using information seeking behavior frameworks derived from  ...  Patterns of graduate students' information seeking behavior: a meta-synthesis of the literature. . (2006). Scholarly use of information: graduate students' information seeking behavior.  ...  While Given (2002) did not clearly differentiate academic settings from work settings, Branch (2003) treated them as separate by comparing the information seeking behaviors of nontraditional undergraduates  ... 
doi:10.1002/aris.2007.1440410113 fatcat:auwxq75chzgh5ekv4nhkgobyna

Embedding creativity into digital resources: Improving information discovery for art history

Christina Kamposiori, Claire Warwick, Simon Mahony
2021 Digital Scholarship in the Humanities  
Our results show that scholars exhibited highly creative behaviour when conducting core scholarly activities, such as information seeking and use.  ...  By employing an ethnographic approach to the study of scholarly practices, we developed a sound understanding of art historians' behaviour when interacting with information at different stages of the scholarly  ...  Ethnographic methods, such as interviews and observation, have been widely employed by studies seeking to understand scholarly and user practices in the Arts and Humanities, many of which have been taken  ... 
doi:10.1093/llc/fqab088 fatcat:4bjhd5cx6jcfvmy3uaw3ikp5vi
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