What if they build it and no one comes? Balancing full-text access and user tasks

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Kuhlthau (2005) highlighted the chasm separating the investigation of information-seeking behaviors and the design of information retrieval systems and proposed that its continued existence prohibited any effective resolution of information seeking problems. Consequently she argued that only by enhancing collaboration among researchers engaged in these two areas, continuing investigations beyond the first round of findings, and using findings to design systems for evaluation can research in library and information science proceed meaningfully and effectively. This paper will discuss the task analysis findings from the research project Folktales and Facets that seeks to address this chasm. As part of the content analytical approach taken in this project, the researchers conducted task analysis on transcripts from interviews with 12 subjects who rely on folk narratives in their professional lives as storytellers (n = 6) scholars or instructors (n = 4), or librarians (n = 2). These findings will be mapped to the FRBR user tasks and placed in the greater context of user-focused studies that seek to do the same.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCategories, Context and Relations in Knowledge Organization - Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO Conference
PublisherInternational Society for Knowledge Organization
Pages338-344
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783899139020
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event12th International Conference on International Society for Knowledge Organization, ISKO 2012 - Mysore, India
Duration: Aug 6 2012Aug 9 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Knowledge Organization
Volume13
ISSN (Print)0938-5495

Other

Other12th International Conference on International Society for Knowledge Organization, ISKO 2012
CountryIndia
CityMysore
Period8/6/128/9/12

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Information retrieval systems
Information science
Information seeking
Task analysis
Information retrieval
User studies
Evaluation research
System design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Tilley, C. L., & LaBarre, K. A. (2012). What if they build it and no one comes? Balancing full-text access and user tasks. In Categories, Context and Relations in Knowledge Organization - Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO Conference (pp. 338-344). (Advances in Knowledge Organization; Vol. 13). International Society for Knowledge Organization.

What if they build it and no one comes? Balancing full-text access and user tasks. / Tilley, Carol L; LaBarre, Kathryn Anne.

Categories, Context and Relations in Knowledge Organization - Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO Conference. International Society for Knowledge Organization, 2012. p. 338-344 (Advances in Knowledge Organization; Vol. 13).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tilley, CL & LaBarre, KA 2012, What if they build it and no one comes? Balancing full-text access and user tasks. in Categories, Context and Relations in Knowledge Organization - Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO Conference. Advances in Knowledge Organization, vol. 13, International Society for Knowledge Organization, pp. 338-344, 12th International Conference on International Society for Knowledge Organization, ISKO 2012, Mysore, India, 8/6/12.
Tilley CL, LaBarre KA. What if they build it and no one comes? Balancing full-text access and user tasks. In Categories, Context and Relations in Knowledge Organization - Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO Conference. International Society for Knowledge Organization. 2012. p. 338-344. (Advances in Knowledge Organization).
Tilley, Carol L ; LaBarre, Kathryn Anne. / What if they build it and no one comes? Balancing full-text access and user tasks. Categories, Context and Relations in Knowledge Organization - Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO Conference. International Society for Knowledge Organization, 2012. pp. 338-344 (Advances in Knowledge Organization).
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