The latest issue of Information Research just happens to contain four new articles on information behavior (including one by Dervin) and a fifth on virtual communities which seems awfully coincidental given the fact that I'm currently enrolled in a course focused on this very topic. Everbody seems to love Dervin, whom I haven't had a chance to read in any great detail yet (though Donald Case's book Seeking Information covers a number of her papers among many others) and hers is the invited, leading paper.
So, yeah, I passed these on to my classmates :)
- Invited paper: Human studies and user studies: a call for methodological interdisciplinarity
Brenda Dervin, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
- On conceptual models for information seeking and retrieval research
Kalervo Järvelin, Department of Information Studies, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland and T.D. Wilson, Visiting Professor, Högskolan i Borås, Borås, Sweden
- A proposed general model of information behaviour
Barbara Niedzwiedzka, Department of Information Studies, Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
- Five personality dimensions and their influence on information behaviour
Jannica Heinström, Department of Social and Political Sciences/Information Studies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
- Inscription and interpretation of text: a cultural hermeneutic examination of virtual community
Gary Burnett, Michael H. Dickey, Michelle M. Kazmer, and Katherine M. Chudoba, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306 USA