New Directions in Information Behaviour

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Amanda Spink, Jannica Heinstrom
Emerald Group Publishing, Oct 5, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 300 pages
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New Research in Information Behaviour, co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Jannica Heinstrom provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in information behaviour. Information behaviour 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 a range of scholars who show new research directions that often challenge the established views and paradigms of information behaviour studies. Beginning with an evolutionary framework, the book builds our understanding of information behaviours over various epochs of human existence from the Palaeolithic Era and within pre-literate societies, to contemporary behaviours by 21st century humans. Drawing upon social and psychological science theories the book presents a more integrated and holistic approach understanding of information behaviours. This book is directly relevant to information scientists, information professionals and librarians, social and evolutionary psychologists, social scientists and people interested in understanding more about their own information behaviours.
 

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Contents

Research history and overview
15
Psychological dimensions
67
Contextual dimensions
159
Emerging dimensions
243
Conclusions and further research
289
About the Authors
299
Subject Index
307
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