Collaborative Information Retrieval

Michael Twidale, David M. Nichols

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Collaborative information retrieval (CIR) encompasses the many varied social approaches to information seeking. Although some information retrieval systems have given an impression of individual access to resources, there is a growing realization that much information work is fundamentally collaborative in nature. We highlight key points in the recent history of CIR, particularly the difference between explicit and implicit collaboration.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences
EditorsMarcia J. Bates, Mary Niles Maack
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203757635
StatePublished - Dec 17 2009


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