Information Behavior in Everyday Contexts
Helping maximize the impact of information in communities
Access to the Internet has become a central part of American society, helping all of us in many areas of our daily lives. Over the past twenty years, libraries and community technology centers have taken on the role of public access centers for those who are unable to reach the Internet at home or work, for reasons ranging from lack of financial resources to personal preference. The U.S. Impact Study is examining the users and use of these public services to better understand the impact of free access to computers and the Internet on the individuals, families and communities served by these public and private resources.
"Measuring indirect access: Indicators of the impacts of lay information mediary behavior"
ISC members Karen Fisher, Eliza Dresang and Ricardo Gomez convene to discuss "Designing for Youth across the Gulf: Fishbowl on How Today’s Methods, Theory and Findings can Support Tomorrow’s Designs."
Do you go to a place for a particular reason but wind up sharing information?
"Theories in motion: Using information behavior theory to inform policy, applications and practice." By Sanda Erdelez and Karen Fisher this book continues the ever popular "Theories of information behavior" book published in 2005.