Collaborative Information Behavior: User Engagement and Communication Sharing

Collaborative Information Behavior: User Engagement and Communication Sharing

Jonathan Foster (University of Sheffield, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 304
ISBN13: 9781615207978|ISBN10: 161520797X|EISBN13: 9781615207985|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-797-8


Although it has become commonplace for users and organizations alike to regularly collaborate during the seeking, searching, retrieval and use of information, a definitive work on the behaviors, practices, and systems that enable this Collaborative information behavior has been sorely lacking.

Collaborative Information Behavior: User Engagement and Communication Sharing fulfills that urgent demand by presenting current research and practices in the area of collaborative information behavior. Providing empirical research findings, theoretical frameworks, and models relevant to the myriad aspects of collaborative information behavior, this book is an ambitious and important work for professionals, educators and researchers in the fields of information science, knowledge management, human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges of Collaborative Data Processing
  • Collaborative Information Behavior in Completely Online Groups
  • Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to a CMC Study
  • Cultivating the Value of Networked Individuals
  • Designs for Systems to Support Collaborative Information Behavior
  • How the Poor Learn, Share, and Experiment on Mobile Phones
  • Obstacles to Content Creation in a Professional Online Community
  • Patient-Doctor Collaboration in Therapy and Research
  • Social Practices of Collaborative Informing in the Midwifery Clinic
  • Students Teaching Students Using Video Podcasts
  • The Role of Peer Talk in Collaborative Information Behavior

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jonathan Foster is a lecturer in Information Management at the Information School, University of Sheffield. Prior to this he worked in a London-based electronic publishing house. His research interests are in information management and educational informatics. He has worked on a number of research projects in the areas of computer based collaborative group work and learning. He is currently investigating the implementation and evaluation of interactive archives for new media artworks.