Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication by Ronald E. Rice

By Ronald E. Rice

This e-book contends that gaining access to and skimming details and conversation are multidimensional and consequential features of the knowledge user's complete event and of basic human habit. difficulties in details construction, processing, transmittal, and use frequently come up from an incomplete conceptualization of the "information looking" technique, the place details looking is seen because the intentional discovering of particular info. the method has typically been thought of firstly a few form of seek question and finish with a few form of got details. That, in spite of the fact that, might be simply the final, most simply observable--and might be no longer even primary--stage of a fancy series of activities.This ebook reports comparable concept, learn, perform, and implications from a variety of disciplines. It additionally analyzes converging kinds of details, together with mass media, on-line info providers, the net and world-wide-web, libraries, public areas, ads, and organizational communique. huge case stories illustrate the theoretical material.

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Congress 1987; Zuboff 1988), or in a broader social or cultural context (Bourque and Warren 1987; Dervin and Shields 1990; Krendl, Broihier, and Fleetwood 1989; Larose and Mettler 1990; Weinberg 1989; Mulgan 1987). S. Congress of media ownership, selling and the growing shift from access-based fees to usage-sensitive pricing, and high entry costs for global information/media systems all indicate that the information society may be limiting, rather than increasing, democratic and civil participation (Lievrouw 1994).

Org). The technology may be as commonplace 1988) or as specialized as the combination as the telephone of computers, telescopes, and communi- cation technologies that allow us to gather information side of Jupiter. Information tion processing, about explosions on the far technology, in general, includes any means of informa- handling information-as-thing, copying, computer (Pool 1983; Rakow including pen and paper, photo- systems, and library. Access to technology access to a range of media such as movies, newspapers, academic performance, sometimes means books, magazines, music, or television (Dorr 1980; Greenberger and Puffer 1989; Innis 1951; McLuhan and Fiore 1967).

34 Chapter 2 This area of study identifies several potential influences and constraints on access to information that have not been as fully explored elsewhere. Marchand and Horton (1986) note that as much as one quarter of a knowledge worker's time can be spent in inefficient information-seeking activities. Choo (1995, 57-67) sum- marizes relevant research to propose a model whereby (1) managerial information needs stimulate information seeking, (2) which generates information in turn creates new information lem situation (both internal and external), (5) organizational decision, interpersonal), use, (3) which needs.

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