Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Call for Papers "New Library World"

 New Library World is planning to publish a special issue exploring Information Behaviour and Practice in general, with a focus more specifically on implications for library and information services. This issue will be jointly guest edited by Dr Allen Foster and Dr Pauline Rafferty of Aberystwyth University.

Submission date: 31st July 2014

We are looking for articles which deal with both theoretical and practical aspects of information behaviour.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to: 

•             Models and theories of information seeking behaviour

•             Information seeking behaviours in the digital age

•             The Google Generation

•             Information seeking behaviours of specific groups of information users

•             Reading, information behaviour and the library

•             Context in information behaviour

•             Everyday life information seeking

•             From information seeking  behaviour to Information practice

•             Implications for academic libraries of students’ information seeking behaviour

•             Information seeking in public libraries

•             Serendipity and incidental information acquisition

•             From information behaviour to designing information systems

•             Information behaviour: relationships between structure and agency

•             Information spaces and information behaviour

•             Convenience and information seeking

•             The impact of mobile devices on information behaviour

•             The affective dimension of information seeking

Research papers, case studies and best practice papers will be considered.
 More information
Dr Pauline Rafferty
Department of Information Studies
Aberystwyth University

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