The Everyday Practice of Information: Tales from the Field

The Everyday Practice of Information: Tales from the Field

Andrew Wenn (Victoria University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-10-0.ch008
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the nature of information, the way it appears in everyday life. However, the way information is presented and discussed in this chapter is also a little unconventional in that it uses rather a large amount of interview and other document transcripts (in Times italic font). The interview texts are largely unedited because I want to retain some of the flavour of the conversations that took place. Moreover, the limits of a conventional conference chapter are pushed even further because the text is also littered with comments from several other voices (represented in a sans serif font). Doing so allows a degree of reflexivity, albeit in the limited format of a conference paper, where we can explore things contained within the text that directly relate to the topic (Woolgar & Ashmore, 1991).

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