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Normative Behavior and Information

Title: Normative Behavior and Information: The Social Aspects of Information Access.
Name(s): Burnett, Gary, 1955-, author
Jaeger, Paul T., 1974-, author
Thompson, Kim, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Information access is central to library and information science, yet explorations of its conceptual nature have been limited. Given the importance of information access to the discipline, there is a need for research to create a better understanding of the concept and its many roles in all activities and behaviors related to information. Drawing on the theoretical work of Elfreda Chatman, this article proposes that the study of information access can be facilitated through the recognition and examination of the physical, intellectual, and social aspects of information access. These types of access are examined through three case studies in terms of different information behaviors and contexts, with a particular focus on the importance of social access. The article also discusses the future roles that considerations of social access can play in research and theory.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0001 (IID), 10.1016/j.lisr.2007.07.003 (DOI)
Keywords: Information Access, Social, Information Behavior
Note: Article published in Library and Information Science Research. Version posted here is the peer-reviewed version (post-print). Copyright owned by Elsevier, B. V.
Citation: Gary Burnett, Paul T. Jaeger, Kim M. Thompson, Normative behavior and information: The social aspects of information access, Library & Information Science Research, Volume 30, Issue 1, March 2008, Pages 56-66, ISSN 0740-8188, DOI
Subject(s): Information science
Library science
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: iSchool Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Library & Information Science Research.
Issue: 1, 30

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Burnett, G., Jaeger, P. T., & Thompson, K. (2008). Normative Behavior and Information: The Social Aspects of Information Access. Library & Information Science Research. Retrieved from